Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon - Rue du Président Edouard Herriot, Lyon
On our way to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. We had got a subway train towards Hôtel de Ville Louis Pradel and headed in the direction of Rue de la République, before heading down a side road and heading over to Place Des Terreaux.
Rue du Président Edouard Herriot
The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ((French) Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon) is a municipal museum of fine arts in the French city of Lyon. It is housed near place des Terreaux in a former Benedictine convent of the 17th and 18th centuries. It was restored between 1988 and 1998, and despite these important restoration works it remained open to visitors. Its collections range from ancient Egypt antiquities to the Modern art period and make the museum one of the most important in Europe. It hosts important exhibitions of art : recently there have been exhibitions of works by Georges Braque and Henri Laurens (second half of 2005), then one on the work of Théodore Géricault (April to July 2006). It is one of the largest art museums in France.
The entrance was not on this road, but round the corner in Place des Terreaux.