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Musee de l'Elysee

avenue de l' Elysee 18, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
+41 21 316 99 11
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Very disappointing

I expected far more from this museum than it delivered. The vast majority of the museum was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC
photography museum with a nice cafe and shop

Every collection is very different but most of the time I really like it. It is often original and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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avenue de l' Elysee 18, Lausanne 1006, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected far more from this museum than it delivered. The vast majority of the museum was devoted to Gus van Sant and it was more behind the scenes memorabilia and snapshots than true works of photography. There were almost no landscape photography in the...More

Thank Anna911
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Every collection is very different but most of the time I really like it. It is often original and educational. The building is beautiful and it is very nice to - after the exposition - quitely drink a cup of coffee with one of the...More

Thank Irene-Schrijver
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a world class photography museum housing an enormous permanent collection of important works (seeing them needs advance arrangement). The exhibition space is copious and well-designed for photographic exhibitions. The current show on the history of the transprency medium is well worth seeing. The...More

Thank MarkDS416
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The location is amazing and depending on the collection this is a place to visit and enjoy in Lausanne.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The art pieces were diverse and thought/emotion provoking. Very inspiring accompanying booklet. And the museum shop is pleasant and has interesting post cards and other objects.

Thank alpham
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Museum is somewhat inaccessible for families with baby prams therefore i wasn't able to enjoy much of it. It boasts of a large garden area and is located very close to the Olympic Museum. One can decide to explore both the Museums and the...More

1  Thank nilova
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Arriving at the museum we receive the sad news that the founder of this place C.A.Favreau did die some months ago. The follower did continue its work and the reputation if the museum is well establish. The present exhibition called "without limit" is totally dedicated...More

Thank Jean Pierre B
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice museum in Lausanne, quite unexpected as well! The location is also beautiful in front on the lake and you can walk from this museum to the Olympic Museum. Really recommend!

Thank Maria Julia C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The location is fantastic, to start with. I was surprised the lady in the counter ask for our origin and when I refused to give it -for free- she complained the museum wasn't earning enough. She was Spanish speaker and I explained that the information...More

1  Thank adri p
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The museum is not big, but its expositions are changing every few months. They are mostly focused on photography, posters, paintings. The museum is not big, but after you've seen all in, you can enjoy the park around and walk to the Olympic museum or...More

Thank Viki C
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