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Fine Arts Museum


Last updated date : 15/03/2024

In a former 17th-century abbey, the museum boasts one of the largest collections of European works of art (Véronèse, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Géricault, Delacroix, Gauguin, etc.) dating from ancient Egypt to the present-day.

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With 70 rooms covering 7,000 m², the Museum of Fine Arts in the Palais Saint Pierre is the largest Fine Arts museum in France after the Louvre. It contains sculptures and paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, collections of Egyptian art, oriental art, art objects, coins, etc. Madame Delubac left her collections to the museum in 1997.
The museum is ranked first among France's regional museums and fifth among France's museums.
It was created in 1803 in a former twelfth century Benedictine convent by François Royer de la Valfenière. After restoration works by Philippe-Charles Dubois, Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Gabriel Mortamet that began in 1989, the current museum was inaugurated in March 1998.
Thomas Blanchet (1614-1689) created the baroque statues in the Refectory and on the main stairway.

There is a tea room - restaurant with a pleasant terrace looking out onto the garden.

Practical information


20 place des Terreaux - 69001 Lyon 1er


English, French


Full price: from 8 €
Reduced price: from 4 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Included in the Lyon City Card.
Municipal Museums Pass € 25 / € 7/year for students and -from 26 years, also valid for temporary exhibitions, free for the unemployed, disabled and € 7 for <18 years.
City Pass: free for residents of twin cities.


Every day throughout the year.
Closed on Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Til 10 PM on the first Fri. of the month (from Nov. to June.). Til 5 PM on Dec. 24th and 31st.

Closed for works from 22 April to 03 May 2024 included.


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
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Fine Arts Museum

20 place des Terreaux - 69001 Lyon 1er

04 72 10 17 40

I go by alternative transportation

Metro A station Hôtel de ville.

This activity is included in the Lyon City Card!

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