Fondation de l’Hermitage

Fondation de l’Hermitage information

Lausanne , Switzerland
Street Route du Signal 2
+41 21 320 50 01
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adult/child Sfr18/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Wed & Fri-Sun, to 9pm Thu
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Lonely Planet review

Quite extraordinary, high-calibre temporary art expositions – Van Gogh and the like – grace this beautiful 19th-century residence ensnared in the green peace and tranquillity of the Bois de Sauvabelin on Lausanne’s northern fringe. A delight to stroll, the wooded park has a lake and contemporary 35m-tall wooden watchtower with spiral staircase to climb (great views).

Prolong the inspiring cultural foray with a guided visit and Sunday brunch (Sfr62) in the foundation’s lovely cafe-bistro L’Esquisse or, on Friday or Saturday evening, take the guided visit at 6.45pm followed by dinner (Sfr89). Both require advance reservations by telephone.

Bus 16 links Bois de Sauvabelin with Place St François in town.