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“The place to go for photography”
Review of Musee de l'Elysee

Musee de l'Elysee
Ranked #14 of 87 things to do in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The place to go for photography”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

In Switzerland this museum is the place to go for photography. Always on the top, this museum is a must seen. The temporary expositions are stunning in term of quality and originality. As a photography enthusiast I recommend this place for family and for professional.

Visited January 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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216 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“A must see for the quality”
Reviewed 18 February 2012

This photography museum has always incredible and of very good quality exhibitions. The museum is in a villa, with a park with views over the lake.

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Lutry
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10 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous exhibits”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Wonderfully curated exhibits, change quite often, brilliant photgraphy books, great hours and now a cafe too! Close to town and always worth the trip.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“The place to catch a great photography exhibit”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

There are two main photo-museums in CH and the Elysee is one of them (the other is Winterthur). The museum is situated in a villa with views over Lake Geneva and a very nice garden just next resp. above the Olympic Museum.
The expositions are top notch. The Elysee does a lot of collaboration with other Museums, e.g. the Metropolitan in NY etc. You can catch exhibits that were either curated in one of the world leading museums or some exhibits curated by the Elysee also travel to other museums.
They also have a nice small café and a very concise bookshop on current and past exhibits and the history of photography.

Visited January 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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14 attraction reviews
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“Great exhibits”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

A permanent collection showing old Swiss pictures of historical interest, but not stunning. This museum has often excellent temporary exhibitions on different topics. Another interesting initiative is the organization from time to time of a slide show of photos sent in by the public on a chosen subject.

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