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Fondation de l'Hermitage

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Art gallery with a fantastic view

Professionally set exhibitions, café, great view. Overpriced. Enjoy a walk on the grounds: it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Budapest, Hungary
Wonderful museum in Lausanne

With a wonderful view sur Lausanne the Hermitage is a place to visit and enjoy art and the... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Top-notch art museum with impressive exhibitions from master painters from the Renaissance to the 21th century.
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route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 320 50 01
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Professionally set exhibitions, café, great view. Overpriced. Enjoy a walk on the grounds: it is free to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lapulevelone
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

With a wonderful view sur Lausanne the Hermitage is a place to visit and enjoy art and the landscape. I went to see the Manguin exposition last week and I loved.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank reginatikles
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This former private mansion in Lausanne has been turned in a charming museum. They have good shows of first rate artists -maybe not their most famous creations- but always interesting. The visit takes about an hour. A nice restaurant is on the grounds and, during...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A7842DKeva
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Walking up once more to this high perched and beloved spot, I just wanted to add that you may ignore whatever exhibition is now on. Sheer bliss, overlooking the lake, with splendid flower-beds nursed by protective forest. Rare Virginian catalpa. Within easy reach, public transport...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank corinne292
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a nice building in a beautiful setting. We visited an exhibition with paintings of Manguin which did not impress us. But the walk is worth the effort ...

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Thanks to a pamphlet in the hotel, we took the trouble to bus it up the hill to this interesting museum. There was something there for every member of our party. The grounds and the beautiful old building, the vaults full of valuable Verglottis Chinese...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sammmy m
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This museum, although small, has some wonderful exhibitions. They also supply headphones so that you can learn even more about the different world of art. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pippa903
Reviewed May 13, 2018

You won't find here the same pieces as in the Louvre, National Gallery or Metropolitan Museum. However, it is worth a climb from the center of town, it has the feel of a private home ( which it used to be), and the quality of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank A7842DKeva
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

The location of this museum is already appealing. You can enjoy the surroundings park with a lovely view and a nice restaurant nearby. The expositions themselves are always a must see.. highly recommend

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VeroSordet
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Before I made the trek uphill to the museum I checked their website for their hours. Yet when I got there it was locked up tight. The views of the lake and Lausanne from there are gorgeous but that is not why I went up....More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Anna911
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Alexxis E
January 14, 2017|
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They have rotating exhibitions and I believe the cost varies - It was quite standard for a small art exhibition - there is a lovely cafe which is outside in a separate building, where I had a lovely break from looking at the... More