Nestled by the glimmering water of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a beautiful place to be at any time of the year. But events and anniversaries taking place during summer provide even more great reasons to visit.
Therefore, take the chance to extend your weekly trip to the conference by spending some more days in Lausanne and visit this nice city. Lausanne has very much going for and positively sparkles with the intensity of its offered activities.
More detailed information can be found online at www.lausanne-tourisme.ch.
The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum brings together culture and sport to celebrate the values, endeavour and creativity of the Olympic Movement in its entirety, through the stories of the athletes, as well as the creators, builders, artists, leaders and volunteers involved in the Movement.
This Museum is not simply about collections. It is about an idea : Olympism. Sport, history, culture, design, sociology and technology are some of the themes highlighted.
Since its renovation at the end of 2013, the Museum offers 3,000m2 of permanent exhibition space,displaying 1,500 objects, 150 audiovisual devices, 50 interactive screens, 7 hours of sound and video to celebrate humanity in movement. It welcomes each year 300‘000 visitors (2/3 from abroad including ¼ under 16 years old) and retains the top step of the podium as the “top Swiss museum mentioned spontaneously”. Its scenography reveals through its very diversified and playful „learning“ approaches the complex and holistic impact of the Olympic Movement on Society. It incorporates the latest technological innovations - an excellence recognized in 2014 by the International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP).
The Museum offers also a comprehensive range of pedagogical programs specifically conceived for school groups, cultural events and temporary exhibitions spread on more than 1000 m2. It is also a place for leisure with an extraordinary Park where nature meets sport installations and sculptures of the best contemporary artists, a shop and a restaurant with maybe the best view on the Lake.
The Museum proposes a unique experience in a place where information, reflection and emotion are shared.
More detailed information can be found online at https://www.olympic.org/fr/musee
Chaplin’s World is a fun and unique museum dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the man and the artist. The museum provides entertainment and culture for the general public. It’s also a cult place for film-lovers and Chaplin fans. The great man’s sense of humour and emotion, which won the hearts of audiences worldwide, is displayed over 3,000 sq m of themed trails, at the Manoir de Ban — Chaplin’s home for almost twenty-five years — and its Hollywood-style studio.
More detailed information can be found online at www.chaplinsworld.com
Musée de la main UNIL-CHUV
In a spirit of openness and curiosity, the Musée de la main takes a multifaceted look at the world by combining art, science, history and culture through numerous multi-sensory and interactive exhibitions. Its dynamic, original actions aim to raise awareness among the public and school pupils of the issues surrounding scientific and medical innovations. Since its opening, 20 years ago, the Musée de la main has presented 38 temporary exhibitions.
More detailed information can be found online at www.museedelamain.ch
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Located in a 19th century mansion surrounded by a magnificent park, the Fondation de l'Hermitage presents temporary exhibitions devoted to the fine arts, from the Renaissance to the present day.
Do not miss the current exhibition : Masterpieces of the Bührle Collection. Manet, Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh… showing until October 29, 2017 the Impressionist and post-Impressionist treasures of one of the world’s most prestigious private collections, featuring major works by key artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Monet’s Poppies near Vétheuil (c. 1879), Renoir’s La petite Irène (1880), Cézanne’s Boy in a Red Waistcoat (c. 1888) and Van Gogh’s Sower with Setting Sun (1888).
More detailed information can be found online at www.fondation-hermitage.ch