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  • 1. Fondation de l'Hermitage

    Sauvabelin | Museum/Gallery

    A 15-minute bus ride from Old Town takes you to this beautifully set 19th-century country home. The estate is now an impressive art gallery...Read More

  • 2. Alimentarium

    Museum/Gallery

    The Nestlé Foundation, a dynamic force in the region, sponsors this unconventional museum devoted to the celebration and study of food. In a...Read More

  • 3. Château d'Aigle

    Museum/Gallery

    On sabbatical from a fairy-tale storybook, the 15th-century spire-and-turreted Château d'Aigle offers a close-up look at winemaking history...Read More

  • 4. Collection de l'Art Brut

    Beaulieu | Museum/Gallery

    This singular museum focuses on the genre of fringe or "psychopathological" art, dubbed l'art brut (raw art) in the 1940s by French artist...Read More

  • 5. Espace Ballon

    Museum/Gallery

    The technical and sporting elements of hot-air ballooning that put this tiny village on the world map are highlighted at Espace Ballon, a museum...Read More

  • 6. Musée Alexis Forel

    Museum/Gallery

    In the heart of town, a 16th-century courtyard-centered mansion, once home to renowned engraver Alexis Forel, displays the holdings of the Musée...Read More

  • 7. Musée Artisanal du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut

    Museum/Gallery

    In Château-d'Oex's tiny center, the Musée Artisanal du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut gives insight into life in these isolated parts. An old farmhouse...Read More

  • 8. Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliqués Contemporains

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    A museum of contemporary design seems amiss in this ancient quarter of the city, but it demonstrates the passion for art in everyday life. Temporary...Read More

  • 9. Musée de l'Elysée

    Ouchy | Museum/Gallery

    Stark white walls and parquet floors form an inviting backdrop for the changing array of contemporary photography assembled by this museum in...Read More

  • 10. Musée de Montreux

    Museum/Gallery

    Above the train station, a cluster of 17th-century homes once belonging to the town's successful winemakers is now the Musée de Montreux. This...Read More

  • 11. Musée du Château

    Museum/Gallery

    The town's castle, built by the Duke of Savoy around 1286 as a defense against the bishop-princes of Lausanne, now houses the Musée du Château...Read More

  • 12. Musée du Léman

    Museum/Gallery

    Nestled in a charming floral park that parallels the water, the Musée du Léman has interactive exhibits about the fragile ecosystems of the...Read More

  • 13. Musée Historique de Lausanne

    Old Town | Museum/Gallery

    The Ancien-Évêché (Old Bishopric) holds a wealth of both temporary and permanent historical exhibits about the city. Don't miss the 250-square...Read More

  • 14. Musée Historique du Vieux Vevey

    Museum/Gallery

    This grand 16th-century manor house, briefly home to Charlotte de Lengefeld, wife of Friedrich von Schiller, retains some original furnishings...Read More

  • 15. Musée National Suisse

    Museum/Gallery

    The 18th-century Château de Prangins is home to the Suisse Romande branch of the Musée National Suisse. The castle once had land holdings that...Read More

  • 16. Musée Olympique

    Ouchy | Museum/Gallery

    With high-tech presentations and touching mementos, this complex pays tribute to the athletic tradition in ancient Greece, the development of...Read More

  • 17. Musée Romain

    Museum/Gallery

    Graced by a statue of Caesar, the Musée Romain contains an attractively mounted collection of sumptuously detailed architectural stonework,...Read More

  • 18. Musée Romain de Lausanne–Vidy

    Museum/Gallery

    Two Roman communities, Lousonna and Vidy, flourished near the lakefront from 15 BC into the 4th century; excavations of their ruins have brought...Read More

  • 19. Musée Suisse de l'Appareil Photographique

    Museum/Gallery

    The Musée Suisse de l'Appareil Photographique displays an impressive collection of cameras, photographic equipment, and mounted work. ...Read More

  • 20. Musée Suisse du Jeu

    Museum/Gallery

    Just east of town, the Musée Suisse du Jeu fills a 13th-century castle. Games of strategy and chance, ranging from dice to video games, are...Read More

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