Musée des Beaux-Arts

Museum in Lyon
Image by Pierre Jean Durieu / Shutterstock
Image by Pierre Jean Durieu / Shutterstock

This stunning and eminently manageable museum showcases France's finest collection of sculptures and paintings outside of Paris, from antiquity onwards. Highlights include works by Rodin, Monet and Picasso. Pick up a free audioguide and be sure to stop for a drink or meal on the delightful stone terrace off its cafe-restaurant or take time out in its tranquil cloister garden.