Musée des Beaux-Arts – Lyon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon was founded as a result of the consular decree of August, 31 1801, which provided for the distribution of the works of the Central Museum of Paris among 15 major provincial cities.
A former Benedictine monastery, the Palais Saint-Pierre, was chosen as its seat and became state property following the demanialization of ecclesiastical properties during the French Revolution: some areas of the museum still preserve the original decoration, such as the baroque refectory or the chapel.
In 1803, the museum officially opened its doors to the public and today preserves one of the most important collections in France, with works of painting, sculpture, ancient art (Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Oriental), objects of art, medals and coins, drawings and prints.
The entrance to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon.


Musée des Beaux-Arts