Musée de l’Elysée

The Musée de l’Elysée is currently closed due to its upcoming move to the PLATEFORME 10 arts district. Inauguration in June 2022.

In the meantime, follow the museum’s news on and on social networks.
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.


Avenue de l'Elysée 18
1014 Lausanne


+41 (0)21 316 99 11


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What the Lausanners think
«For me, the most beautiful view of Lausanne in springtime is from the Musée de l’Élysée’s park. With its alley bordered with cherry blossoms and its benches, it’s the perfect place for a lunch break with a view over Lake Geneva.»
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
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