The Musée des Confluences

A must-see in Lyon, the musée des Confluences tells the story of mankind and the history of life. Unprecedented in the world of European museums, it sets up a dialogue between all the sciences to better understand the world.

Between Rhône and Saône, come to discover an audacious architecture and an exceptional site on the cutting edge of the Lyon peninsula. We invite you to experience the destination through the perspectives of two Canadian artists!

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Musée des Confluences through Tyler's eyes

Lyon Tyler

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Musée des Confluence is housed at the edge of the city within the modern district. It is a marvelous execution of deconstructivist architecture. I took the walking path leading to the backside of the building. As I turned the corner, I saw the structure from a new angle and I was awestruck.

It is home to a great permanent exhibition chronicling life housed in black rooms which fully immerse you into the concepts being illustrated in each section with its beautiful scenography. If I lived here I would come back and spend many hours to draw the artifacts of the exhibit.

Musée des Confluences through Drowster's eyes

Confluences Oliver

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

This mastodon museum does not leave anyone indifferent. Combining natural history, anthropology, and civilizations, the Musée des Confluences exploits deconstructivism to its full potential. Designed by the Austrian agency Coop Himmelb(l)au, the museum remains the most visited in France, outside Paris.

Photographing every corner of the building is both a pleasure and a challenge. For me, the Musée des Confluences represents exactly what architecture should be: an art space evoking emotions, intrigues, and surprises.