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Fondation de l'Hermitage

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Beautiful building and location

This is a nice building in a beautiful setting. We visited an exhibition with paintings of Manguin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kortrijk, Belgium
A truly fascinating find up above the town

Thanks to a pamphlet in the hotel, we took the trouble to bus it up the hill to this interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sammmy m
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Top-notch art museum with impressive exhibitions from master painters from the Renaissance to the 21th century.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
route du Signal 2, Lausanne 1018, Switzerland
+41 21 320 50 01
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice building in a beautiful setting. We visited an exhibition with paintings of Manguin which did not impress us. But the walk is worth the effort ...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to a pamphlet in the hotel, we took the trouble to bus it up the hill to this interesting museum. There was something there for every member of our party. The grounds and the beautiful old building, the vaults full of valuable Verglottis Chinese...More

Thank sammmy m
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This museum, although small, has some wonderful exhibitions. They also supply headphones so that you can learn even more about the different world of art. Well worth visiting.

Thank pippa903
Reviewed May 13, 2018

You won't find here the same pieces as in the Louvre, National Gallery or Metropolitan Museum. However, it is worth a climb from the center of town, it has the feel of a private home ( which it used to be), and the quality of...More

4  Thank A7842DKeva
Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

The location of this museum is already appealing. You can enjoy the surroundings park with a lovely view and a nice restaurant nearby. The expositions themselves are always a must see.. highly recommend

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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Before I made the trek uphill to the museum I checked their website for their hours. Yet when I got there it was locked up tight. The views of the lake and Lausanne from there are gorgeous but that is not why I went up....More

1  Thank Anna911
Reviewed November 6, 2017

The Fondation organized an exhibition with some paintings from a private collection. I thought it will be something small, but the building has four floors full of art!! The choice of the paintings was amazing and even the view to the lake and mountains and...More

Thank Tamaiti
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Make no mistake, this is not THE Hermitage, but there are many of the “modern” masters displayed..Monet, Manet, Cezan, Degas, etc....An impressive collection on display. Each article on display has its own description, written in French.....only. There are audio players available in English but they...More

1  Thank hoho223
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful intimate setting, stunning paintings in a lovely villa on top of the hill in a stunning park. Worth a visit but not very car friendly.

Thank SwizerlandRoisindubh
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I organized a private tour for a family reunion this summer. My family consists in members living all around the world. Everybody was amazed by the beauty of the place, the quality of the art collection and the professionalism of our guide. This exposition will...More

Thank Catherine M
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Response from MLF-traveller | Reviewed this property |
They have rotating exhibitions and I believe the cost varies - It was quite standard for a small art exhibition - there is a lovely cafe which is outside in a separate building, where I had a lovely break from looking at the... More