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Vaud Sights

Musée Olympique (Olympic Museum)

  • 1 quai d'Ouchy Map It
  • Ouchy

Updated 10/17/2012

Fodor's Review

With high-tech presentations and touching mementos, this complex pays tribute to the athletic tradition in ancient Greece, the development of the modern Games, the evolution of the individual sports, Paralympic competitions, and to the athletes themselves. There are art objects—an Etruscan torch from the 6th century BC, Rodin's American Athlete—as well as archival films and videos, interactive displays, photographs, coins and stamps, and medals from various eras throughout Olympic history. A sculpture park, museum shop, and lovely café overlooking the lake complete this ambitious, world-class endeavor. Brochures and guided tours are available in English. The museum is closed for renovations until late 2013.

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1 quai d'Ouchy, Lausanne, Vaud, 1006, Switzerland

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  • 15 SF
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 9–6; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 9–6

Updated 10/17/2012


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