Palais de Rumine

Palace in Lausanne

This robust neo-Renaissance palace (1904) was designed by Gaspard André. In 1923, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed here, finalising the break-up of the Ottoman Empire after WWI. Today it's a one-stop cultural shop housing the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts as well as the smaller collections which comprise the cantonal museums of zoology, geology, archaeology and history, and money. Admission to all collections is free, but you must obtain a ticket from one of the building's three ticket windows.