Hosting events at the museum

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The Lyon Fine Arts Museum is both a museum and a palatial venue offering spaces for companies to hire out for receptions as well as an auditorium for talks and conferences. This can be on a private rental basis or be organised in return for corporate patronage.


The garden

The museum’s gardens, the former abbey cloisters, are a haven of peace in the bustling city centre. They feature original sculptures from Rodin, Duret and Bourdelle complementing the museum’s collections displayed inside its walls. It makes a delightful setting for summer receptions. The garden has a capacity of 500 people.

View of the garden and cloister of the museum

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The baroque refectory

The splendid baroque decor of the former nuns’ refectory provides an enchanting setting for group receptions and events. It can host 130 people for a sit-down dinner and 250 for a cocktail party.

View of the museum refectory, side La Cène de Louis Cretey


Les Terrasses Saint Pierre Restaurant-Tea rooms

The restaurant opens onto a shady patio in warm weather affording a delightful view over the gardens and the museum buildings. The room is dominated by a monumental painting - Raoul Dufy’s La Seine de Paris à la mer.

In winter, the restaurant serves 70 guests, 120 in the summer. The museum restaurant-tea rooms can host stand-up buffet lunches and receptions for up to 150 people. Bookings: 00 33 4 78 39 19 65.

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The Henri Focillon auditorium  

THE HENRI-FOCILLON AUDITORIUM This elegant room in the heart of the museum is an amphitheatre fitted out with an audio system and video projector for talks, conferences and concerts. It has a capacity of 180 people.