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  • Address: 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France 69006
  • Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults: 6 Euro


Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon) Tours

Based in the Cité Internationale district by the river Rhône, Lyon’s Museum of Modern Art (Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon) showcases contemporary artworks by an international collection of artists. Established in 1984, it also shows work by local emerging artists and focuses on current trends in the art world by aiming to hold temporary exhibitions by artists who create original art for the museum. The artists are given the freedom to experiment within the blank walls that are theirs to claim at MAC. With three enormous floors of space, every temporary exhibition sees a complete transformation of its stage. 

The Lyon Museum of Modern Art cares for more than 1,079 pieces of art, which includes works from both its temporary exhibitions and the impressive permanent collection. Housed in a 1930s mansion designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, MAC Lyon also has its own restaurant, the Café du Musée, with a terrace overlooking Parc de la Tête, and a well-curated bookstore.

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Based on 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle in Lyon’s 6th arrondissement, the Museum of Modern Art is accessible via bus C1, C4 or C5, which can be taken to Cité Internationale. Admission costs 6 euros, and the site is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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Lyon City Card

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This is your passport for exploring the museums and attractions of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The easy-to-use city card offers total sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 1, 2, 3 or 4 days

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