A genuine "museum of civilisation", the Fine Arts Museum will take you on a journey from Egypt to the Art Deco period to Islamic art.
On the first floor, 16 rooms lead visitors on a discovery of history across the ancient civilisations: Egypt, Sumer, Cyprus, Greece and the Roman Empire.
Next, there are 17 rooms covering the precious arts and sculpture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, from Byzantine ivory to a rich collection of Limoges enamel and goldsmith's art.
A section of Islamic art and a rare collection of Japanese stoneware made for tea ceremonies are followed by the rooms dedicated to Art Nouveau and the Art Deco period.
The Museum of Fine Arts
Palais Saint-Pierre, 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon
The facilities include an online boutique offering a whole range of products inspired by the works covering the walls of the museum.© Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
With a large number of collections and a unique location in the city centre, you cannot stay in Lyon without visiting the Museum of Fine Arts.© Muriel Chaulet / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Unlimited access to six museums for only £17 per year! The museums in question include the Gadagne Museum, the Printing Museum, and the CHRD (the Historical Centre of the Resistance and Deportation).© Muriel Chaulet / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
The Museum of Fine Arts. Children are also interested the history of civilisation! The museum welcomes groups of young students to give them a taste for learning.© Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
This really is a 'museum of civilisation', covering all the civilisations you can think of, from Egypt to the Art Deco period via Islamic Art.© Alain Basset / Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon