Elysée Museum

About the place

  • Country : Switzerland , Lausanne

  • Address : Avenue de l'Elysée 18، 1014 Lausanne، Switzerland

  • Category : Museums

  • Establishing Date : 1985 AD

Elysée Museum

Musée de l'Elysée


• The "Elysee Museum" is one of the first museums devoted entirely to the arts of photography in Europe.

• It is located in "Lausanne", overlooking Lake Geneva.

Historic overview:

• It was built by the architect "Abraham Fries", during the period between 1780 and 1783 AD.

• It was inaugurated in October 1985.

Architectural description:

• This museum was built in a palace overlooking "Lake Geneva".

• The museum contains nearly 120,000 original photographs, which were distributed over eight rooms on the four floors.

• The special exhibitions which are held there present the beginnings of photography with works by the greatest photographers who became famous during the twentieth century, such as Cartier-Bresson, Kappa, Alvarez Bravo, Ben, Frank, Depardon and Ella Millart, in addition to displaying classic works of contemporary photographers.

How to get there:

Elysée bus stop, Bus 25: arrêt Elysée


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