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English tour of the museum

The Museum of Fine Arts - Lyon is one of the largest French and European museums.

Located in the heart of Lyon, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, the museum is located in a magnificent building dating from the 17th century. The collections are exhibited in over 70 rooms and offer visitors an outstanding sample of art from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. The museum's collections are frequently enriched thanks to an active acquisition policy relying on private donors, art lovers, collectors and artists' heirs.
Five departments illustrate more than 5 000 years of art and history : Antiquities, Artefacts, Medal Collections, 14th to 20th Century Paintings and Sculptures

 New at the museum : audiotour of the masterpieces !
During your museum visit, you will find that the pictograms enable you to locate the appropriate places and artworks described.

• To listen to a commentary, type in the number.
• To adjust the volume, use the buttons on the right side of the audioguide. 
• To fast forward or rewind, use the buttons located on the left and right side of the head phone and hol the button down. 
• All commentaries can be listened to throughout the Museum.

English tour of the museum

Discover the museum’s history, its collections and masterpieces during a one hour tour. Book in advance for groups Tél. 00 33 (0)4 72 10 17 52

The tour lasts one hour - Saturday August 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 11am; September 6; October 4; November 8; December 6; January 3; February 7 at 2:30pm

Fee: € 3+ entrance ticket


Download the smartphone app

and put 5000 years of art history in your pocket! It's free.

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest French and European museums.

The collections are exhibited in over 70 rooms and offer visitors an outstanding sample of art from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. The museum is regularly enriched, through an active acquisition policy that relies on donors, art lovers, collectors and the descendants of artists. 

Five departments illustrate the history of art: Antiquities, Artefacts, Medal Collections, 14th to 20th Century Paintings and Sculptures. 

Discover the works by some of the most famous painters such as Véronèse, Rubens, Delacroix, Rodin, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso etc… Download the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon IPhone App (The Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon - IPhone App) and take the museum collection in your pocket.

The application is a fantastic tool to organise your visit: 
- Find out everything about the art works: notes, audio-guide, zoom in to explore fine details
- Five self-guided tours taking 1h or 1h30 to discover the museum collections on your own or with your family. High definition videos to understand the artworks, including interviews with curators and subtitles for the deaf or hard of hearing
- A diary to access all events at all times: exhibitions, visits, late nights and themed weekends
- The audio-guide: 135 commentaries to enhance your visit or enjoy the museum at home
- Informations: opening hours, prices, individual itineraries, 3D visits and telephone bookings
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