The spectroscopic properties of Ln2MoO 6:Eu 3+ ( Ln = La, Gd, Y) compounds were investigated. The differences in the recorded fluorescence spectra are in accord with the different structures. For the La 2MoO 6:Eu 3+ case, the spectrum is compatible with a C2 point site symmetry. It appears that the energy level scheme is connected with the rare earth oxychloride one, so it is possible to determine accurately sets of crystal field parameters simulating the spectrum. For the other compounds, the Eu 3+ ions occupy three different point sites. By using the site-selective excitation on the 5D0 level it is possible to identify the energy level scheme characterizing each point site.