Olympic Museum

Top choice in Lausanne

Musée Olympique is easily Lausanne’s most lavish museum and an essential stop for sports buffs (and kids). State-of-the-art installations recount the Olympic story from its inception to the present day through video, interactive displays, memorabilia and temporary themed exhibitions. Other attractions include tiered landscaped gardens, site-specific sculptural works and a fabulous cafe with champion lake views from its terrace.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Lausanne attractions

1. Musée de l’Elysée

0.12 MILES

Set in a lovely spot on manicured grounds, in Parc Olympique with views over Lake Geneva and the Alps, this excellent photography museum hosts a permanent…

2. Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts

0.74 MILES

To be housed in a contemporary new home at Plateforme10 as of October 2019, the Fine Arts Museum showcases works by Swiss and foreign artists, ranging…

3. Hôtel de Ville


Offices of the City of Lausanne are housed in the 17th-century Hôtel de Ville and whilst you can pop your head in the foyer for a snoop, it's not open to…

4. Fontaine de la Justice

0.91 MILES

Sculpted by Laurent Perroud between 1584 and 1585, this striking fountain features a statue of a blindfolded woman bearing a sword and scales with four…

5. Place de la Palud

0.92 MILES

In the heart of the Vieille Ville (Old Town), this pretty as a picture 9th-century medieval market square, was once bogland. For five centuries it has…

7. Escaliers du Marché

0.94 MILES

This timber-canopied staircase with tiled roof heads up the hill from Pl de la Palud to Rue Pierre Viret and beyond to the cathedral.

8. Musée Historique de Lausanne

0.94 MILES

Until the 15th century, the city’s bishops resided in this lovely manor across from the cathedral (after which it became a jail, then a court, then a…