A stone’s throw from Lake Geneva, in a magnificent mansion in Lausanne, the Musée de l’Elysée is one of the biggest museums in Switzerland and the world dedicated entirely to the discipline of photography and holds a dozen or so international exhibitions every year.
Exclusively given over to photography, the Musée de l’Elysée aims to introduce all forms of this artistic discipline to the general public. This unique and internationally renowned gallery has several photographic collections, including photographs by Charlie Chaplin, an illustrious resident of the Lake Geneva Region. The gallery’s temporary exhibitions are shown in Lausanne but also in galleries all over the world.
Located in a splendid mansion with extensive grounds overlooking Lake Geneva, the Musée de l’Elysée will be transferred to the site of the central museum by 2020.
For family visits, there’s a special brochure and activity area for kids. The Elysée participates regularly in original events and opens its doors for free on the first Saturday of the month.