Musée cantonal des beaux arts

Museums Lausanne
Palais Rumine houses the Fine arts museum
Palais Rumine houses the Fine arts museum

Challenging art in a mock Renaissance environment

The canton's Fine arts museum is housed in the singularly unadapted Palais de Rumine, a late 19th-century building in Florentine Renaissance style. Plans to build a more suitable venue have been afoot for 30 years and are at last materializing. By 2017 it should have moved to a museum complex that is being custom-built by the Lausanne's train station.

In the meantime, the museum maintains an adventurous programme that alternates between regional artists of international stature, like Jacques Vallotton or Charles Gleyre and the seriously avant-garde.


Venue name: Musée cantonal des beaux arts
Address: Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat Sun, closed Mon
Transport: Métro: Riponne-Maurice Béjart bus 1, 2, 8
Price: Admission CHF10 adults, CHF8 reductions, free under-16s
Static map showing venue location