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Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Palais Saint-Pierre

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The former convent of the nuns of St. Peter became the Museum of Fine Arts in 1801. Inspired by Italian influence, the building consists of four wings arranged around a cloister. In 1792, the abbey became a conservation centre of paintings, medals and other art objects. Throughout the nineteenth century, the building served several functions: art and archeology museum, School of Fine Arts, City Library, Stock Exchange, Chamber of Commerce, ... Today, Lyon’s Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest and finest in France and Europe and is open every day except Tuesdays and public holidays from 10am to 6pm.

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  • Title: Lyon pentes Croix-Rousse, Palais Saint-Pierre
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org
  • External Link: Le Palais Saint-Pierre

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