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 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
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.
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.