Marvel at the sights
See Lausanne and smile
Topography without equal, distinct seasons, a setting of breathtaking beauty: all elements that have inspired, and continue to feed, the imagination of picture makers.
In sunshine or snow, at midday or midnight, picture hunters “capture” the city throughout the seasons that mark time in the life of Lausanne. The creative output of artists, photographers and video makers (see «En relation» opposite) bears witness to a city in perpetual transformation.
Lausanne to discover
In 1980, Jean-Luc Godard and Yves Yersin, two leading film makers, were asked by the municipal authorities in Lausanne to produce short films designed to revamp the image of the city and raise its profile. A bold undertaking, which caused a storm in political circles in Lausanne at the time but remains an undisputed artistic success today.