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Musee de l'Elysee

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Address: 18, avenue de l'Elysee, Lausanne 1014, Switzerland
Phone Number: ++41 21 316 99 11
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Museum - gallery of photography

I like photography, so I knew I will visit this museum. There were two exhibitions at that time: 'William Eggleston, From Black and White to Color' and 'Prix Elysée, the Nominees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Krakow, Poland
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Waterford, Ireland
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There was nothing in the English language beside any of the exhibits in this building. The was subtitles accompanying a video that was being shown in here.

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I like photography, so I knew I will visit this museum. There were two exhibitions at that time: 'William Eggleston, From Black and White to Color' and 'Prix Elysée, the Nominees’ Exhibition'. Both were very interesting (for someone interested in photography). There is a nicec cafe and a bookstore in the museum, but the prices of books and catalogs are... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The exhibition I visited was of new photographic talent and provided a clear overview of trends in modern photography from around the world. I would ahve been more interested in seenig material form the Rene Burri collection at the museum.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great photo exhibit. Shared ticket with two other museums so I felt it was a good value. Would recommend if you find the primary exhibit interesting.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I enjoyed the small but fine exhibition of the famous American photographer William Egglestone very much. The museum is a 15 minutes walk away from the Lausanne train station and it's situated in a lovely mansion with a beautiful park with great views over the lake geneva, In the nuseum there is a coffee shop as well as a equipped... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Been twice. This time they had an excellent Charlie Chaplin exhibition. Good selection of stills and videos. Nice café there too. Convenient for Olympic Museum too.

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Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made a point to see this exhibit before it ended on January 4. It was excellent. Between the old movies, documents and posters, it was really great. We look forward to the opening of the Charlie Chaplin Museum in Vevey in 2016.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I went to see an exhibition on paintings in 19th century America. Although the exhibition was interesting, it is not worth the price to pay for. The museum itself is quite small (one small buidling - half of it marked "off-limits" for staff only, some rooms with permanent collection having nothing to do with the actual exhibit).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The ambiance of this small photography museum is very special as it is right on Lake Geneva in a huge old mansion with grounds overlooking the lake and the French Alps. I have seen the most incredible world class exhibits here. The little "tea room" is really nice for an expresso and pastry or sandwich too. Charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Somehow they get the best exhibitions at this tiny museum! From the Greenberg Collection to Sally Mann, this museum never disappoints! Just make sure to know you can't bring a stroller in, so either have kids walk or a carrier. There is an elevator.

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