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English tour

The museum of Fine Arts 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 history : antiquities, decorative arts, coins and medals collections, 14th to 20th century paintings and sculptures. 


English tour of the museum

Discover the museum’s history, its collections and masterpieces during this one hour guided tour. 

Book in advance for group visits:
Tel. 00 33 (0)4 72 10 17 52

Every Saturday on at 2.30pm (English spoken) - The tour lasts one hour.

Fee: € 3+ entrance ticket Book online

Audiotour Masterpieces

Available for free at the museum's entrance - ask for an audioguide upon arrival at the reception desk. 

During your visit, spot the pictograms and locate the more than 20 artworks described in the audiotour.

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

Audiotour Masterpieces also available online for free on the izi.TRAVEL platform and app.