Set in the manoir where he breathed his last, Chaplin's World is a museum dedicated entirely to the legendary comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This charming museum gives an insight deep into the comedian's personal as well as his professional life. The museum is divided into three sections, the world-class studio, the lush green park and the splendid manor. Within the studio, you will find yourself surrounded by model sets from some of his well-known films, wax statues of the legend and his co-stars, and audiovisuals that trace his journey from a nobody to one of the most talented actors, writers and filmmakers. The museum also illustrates his meetings with famous personalities like Sophia Loren and Mahatma Gandhi. For any further information, you can call on +41 842 422 422. If you wish to spend your day immersed in stories from the life of this legendary comedian, Chaplin's World assures you an enriching experience.
Charming public gardens, planted with exotic trees and shrubs and displaying bronze statues, lead you up to the museum. Once at the top, one can see the modern building is truly inspired by a Greek temple with its white marble facade. Two rows of white columns to the entrance carry the names of the towns that have hosted the Olympic games and the Olympic flame burns in an ornamental granite bowl illustrating the myth of Prometheus. The exhibition leads you through the history of the Olympic games, starting with Ancient Greece. There are beautifully preserved terracotta figures, gold laurel wreathes and marble sculptures to see. On display are all the torches that have been carried in every event since 1936 and a great collection of stamps, coins and medals bearing images of the Olympics. Huge video screens and stereo sound help the viewer to experience a part of the apprehension, excitement and concentration, the athlete encounters before an event.
Les Pléiades, marks the beginning of the foothills and overlooks Lake Geneva and the towns and villages of the Swiss Riviera. It can be easily accessed via a cog train. Once at the upper station, the AstroPléiades tour is one that should not be missed for the world! Providing deep insights about the entire solar system, the tour starts by taking the Earth as a starting point and then moving on to exploring different phenomena occurring in space for millions of light-years apart. After a complete observation of the solar system, the visitor is transported to different fixed stars in distant galaxies. To add to the beauty of the peak, fields of blooming daffodils adorn the landscapes and are an absolute delight for walkers, hikers and avid photographers.
Les Docks presents an extremely eclectic variety of music to primarily young audiences. It is the premier concert venue in Lausanne, hosting many of the well-known musicians that come through town. Its size ensures that concerts are not a huge arena affair, but a slightly more intimate experience.
After spending 33 years in a soul-less venue in Villamont Avenue, Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliques Contemporains (MUDAC) found a home at the prestigious Gaudard house, magnificently renovated for the occasion. The exhibition space is divided between temporary and permanent collections. There is a large collection of contemporary work by glass artists, together with a very beautiful collection of ancient Egyptian and Chinese Art by Jacques-Edouard.
The Vidy theater is the main place to watch contemporary acts in Lausanne, with two inside halls and one an exterior space, a bar and a bookstore dedicated to theater. The different stages give space for different styles of performances like contemporary and classical theater, concerts, circuses and puppet shows. Numerous acts by both Swiss and foreign theater companies make their debut at Vidy, before touring the world. There are sometimes performances in foreign languages (mainly German) also.
Enter Le Romandie for an unusual yet exciting night out . This dark venue is reserved for all those for whom rock is a religion. Featuring artists from all over Europe, Romandie is a place where both established and upcoming talents take the stage. Le Romandie is also a hub for underground cinema as their associated Kinoplex regularly features films of this less popular genre.
In this small little theater of 150 seats, humor is definitely the main draw. Performances by the resident company alternate with shows by invited guests, both Swiss and foreign. The bar and room's quaint atmosphere make it a particularly charming place. Given the theater's great popularity, and the very good quality of the performances, it is strongly advised to book a place in advance.
Named after the lively and trendy neighborhood where it’s located, this seven-screen movie theater is the most ‘modern’ in Lausanne, meaning that it seems the most like a modern multiplex. Although the place is smaller and more thoughtfully designed than the standard variety multiplex, there’s nothing but sleek screening rooms, red velvet seats, modern lighting, and high-fidelity sound. Visitors won’t find an art-house theater if that’s what they’re looking for, but all things considered it’s a first-rate theater with a nice mix of films. The theater often hosts first screenings, festivals, children’s theater, and other community events.