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The Lausanners' cultural or artistic interval

What with incredible shows, exhibitions absolutely not to be missed and the fab cultural hotspots to meet up, the Lausanners’ days are packed. Discover their recommendations for a unique cultural or artistic interval!

Lausanne Opera House

Culture
Discover lyrical art at the Opéra de Lausanne.
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Forma Art Contemporain

ArtsCultureExhibition
An art gallery right in the middle of town.
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Cinema Bellevaux

Cinema
One of the last art-house and experimental cinemas in Lausanne.
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Cinema City Club

Cinema
One of the region’s last independent cinemas.
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Compagnie Igokat

Dance
Discover the Igokat ballet company that presents dance performances, offers dance classes for all ages and has a boutique.
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Pulloff Théâtres

Theatre
A place devoted to performances by independent theatre groups
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Centre culturel des Terreaux

ConferenceCultureDanceMusicTheatre
A former church converted into a cultural centre
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Théâtre 2.21

Theatre
Shows staged mainly by companies from Lausanne and French-speaking Switzerland.
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The Olympic Museum

CultureFamilySportEvent venue
A marathon of emotions. Would you like to relive great Olympic moments? Feel the pulse of the champions? Discover the creative flair of the host cities? The world of the Games with its many facets will open up to you for a full and unique experience.
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Lausanne Cathedral

Heritage
At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
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Le Petit Théâtre

ShowTheatre
Quality theatre performances for the youngest of audiences.
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Photo Elysée

CultureFamily
Photo Elysée is one of the biggest museums in Switzerland and the world dedicated entirely to the discipline of photography.
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Plateforme 10

ArtsCultureExhibition
The new PLATEFORME 10 arts district is a unique venue dedicated to culture.
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Collection de l'Art Brut

CultureFamily
One of Lausanne’s key museums, the Collection de l’Art Brut, housed in a magnificent mansion, is full of surprises with its unique collection of works by self-taught artists, far removed from conventional artistic codes.
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Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

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Open to all and dedicated to contemporary creation, the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne defines itself as a place where the greatest number of people can encounter today's art. Installed in a building built for the 1964 National Exhibition, the Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne is now one of the largest creative theaters in Europe. Every season, some fifty theater, dance, circus and performance shows are presented at Vidy.
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MCBA - Vaud Museum of Fine Arts

ArtsCulture
Opened in 1841, the Vaud Museum of Fine Arts in Lausanne is one of the oldest Swiss museums exclusively dedicated to art. Now located in Plateforme 10, it presents several temporary exhibitions a year from its collection of 10,000 works.
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mudac

ArtsCultureFamilyExhibition
The one and only institution that is entirely dedicated to design in western Switzerland, the mudac owns a collection of design objects, contemporary glass art, contemporary art jewellery, graphic art and ceramics to be discovered, absolutely!
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The Rolex Learning Center

Business
Built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Rolex Learning Center designed by the internationally acclaimed Japanese architectural practice, SANAA, will function as a laboratory for learning, a library with 500,000 volumes and an international cultural hub for EPFL, open to both students and the public.
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Fondation de l'Hermitage

BusinessCultureFamilyEvent venue
The Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne is a showcase of Swiss and international artists of our time. Known throughout the world, the collection is housed in a beautiful mansion in its own grounds overlooking the city.
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Palais de Rumine

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Today, the Palais de Rumine houses the Naturéum - Cantonal museum of natural sciences (geology and zoology, the cantonal museum of archaeology and history and the cantonal and university library - Lausanne.
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