Fine Arts Museum
Last updated date : 21/11/2023
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.
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.
20 place des Terreaux - 69001 Lyon 1er
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.
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
I go by alternative transportation
Metro A station Hôtel de ville.
This activity is included in the Lyon City Card!
The essential tourist and cultural pass to make the most of your stay in Lyon!