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Opened in 1984 in a wing of the Palais Saint-Pierre on Place des Terreaux, the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art moved in 1995 to the Cité Internationale, a vast architectural complex that would ultimately stretch for nearly a mile along Tête d’Or Park in Lyon’s sixth arrondissement. Renzo Piano, the architect in charge of the whole site, was tasked with the museum project: on the park side, the museum has kept the atrium façade of the Palais de la Foire, designed by Charles Meysson in the 1920s. The 6,000 sq m building, now fully reworked, offers several levels of modular spaces to cater for artists’ projects, and is perfectly suited to new forms of contemporary expression.

macLYON
mac LYON © Stéphane Rambaud

Accès

Bus C4, C1, C5 arrêt Musée d’art contemporain
Parking payant | Cité Internationale PO ou P1
Vélo’v | station 6036

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Address

Cité internationale, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle,
69006 Lyon

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