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Musee de l'Elysee

18, avenue de l'Elysee, Lausanne 1014, Switzerland
++41 21 316 99 11
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Ranked #7 of 33 attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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lausanne, switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

REally good displays and a wonderful montage of Lausanne in the 1600's but even tho there was english notes there was a lot of information missing. A guide would have been a good option if there had been one available.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The collection here changes twice per year, always featuring a well-known photographer working on a modern or post-modern theme. Exhibitions are well-planned, and the atmosphere is perfect for contemplation - it seems to be an old estate house, just by the lake. Make sure to check out the attic.

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Romanel, Switzerland
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34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The main disadvantage of this place is the layout. There are a lot of stairs which make it difficult for less mobile visitors. However, some of the exhibitions are fascinating whilst others are mediocre. On the plus side, it's not expensive so it is a place I visit regularly.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

the variety of exhibitions in this museum was enough to get anyone excited - art lover or not. there was a film playing downstairs, modern, and old works of art. there is also a little book store at the front. great spot!

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Top Contributor
372 reviews 372 reviews
99 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a nice place to spent time while in Lausanne. Exhibition and theme are nicely done that emphases the pictures' magic effects, creates a great atmosphere and make it accessible to anybody. Nice bookstore at the entrance.

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