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Musee de l'Elysee

Address: 18, avenue de l'Elysee, Lausanne 1014, Switzerland
Phone Number: ++41 21 316 99 11
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Ranked #8 of 30 Attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bern, Switzerland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On the webpage they claim to have over 40'000 photos from different periods, unfortunately the very odd house hosting the Museum only has room to temporary expos and they were not exciting ones. Why the Museum doesn't expose its pieces to the public?

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Fribourg, Switzerland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Never fails to sayisfy my thurst for photography. Always with combination of differet, but yet similar exhibitions.

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lausanne, switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the best places in Lausanne, can hold the comparison with many international museums: the museum presents temporary exhibitions mainly from the best contemporary photographers, some memorable will leave me permanent souvenirs . The current director will (unfortunately) leave soon we hope that his follower will follow the same direction.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I can really recommend this museum - very nicely presented and chosen Photo Exhibitions. The museum is in a little villa, giving it just the right size for a pleasant visit. Location is between the train station and Ouchy (lake) and hence easily reachable from everywhere.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A very ambient place to visit. A wonderful Garden and within walking distance from lake Geneva. Not at all far from the nearest tram.

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

We loved the museum itself and the display space. The two exhibits were fantastic. We didn't care for waiting outside in the rain because of terrible entry space and lack of planning to get a lot of people in the museum on a rainy day. Once we were inside, we truly enjoyed the visit.

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Perhaps I am just an old fuddy but while two parts of the exhibition were interesting somehow it just didn't inspire me

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