Fondation de l'Hermitage

The Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne is a showcase of Swiss and international artists of our time. Known throughout the world, the collection is housed in a beautiful mansion in its own grounds overlooking the city.

Presenting important exhibitions in an exceptional setting, the Fondation de l’Hermitage is one of Lausanne’s most prized cultural attractions. Situated on the hills overlooking the city, the museum is housed in a beautiful 19th century manor, set in its own grounds with a view over the old city, Lake Geneva and the Alps.

With two to three exhibitions a year presenting works of an international scale, impressionist painters and sculptors like Degas and Gauguin are often featured at the Hermitage. On a more intimate scale, there is an extensive permanent collection of Chinese porcelain in the basement of the museum.

For an all-round enjoyable experience, the Fondation de l’Hermitage regularly organises cultural and gourmet events in the restaurant adjacent to the museum.

Practical information

Closed on Mondays
Public holidays: open from 10am to 6pm

Bus 3, 8, 22, 23: «Motte» stop
Bus 16: «Hermitage» stop


Fondation de l'Hermitage
Route du Signal 2
1018 Lausanne

Tel : +41 21 320 50 01

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 21:00
Friday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00


chf 22.-
chf 18.-
Students / Youth (10-17 years old)
chf 10.-
Group Package (from 10 people)
chf 18.-
Family package (2 adults + children)
chf 45.-

Free up to age 9

CHF 19.-
Senior Citizens / from 62 years
CHF 17.-
Disabled (with card)
CHF 16.-
Students, apprentices, unemployed
CHF 8.-
Young people from 6 to 17
CHF 5.-
Family (2 adults + kid(s)
CHF 40.-
Children under 6 Free

CHF 15.- (instead of CHF 19.-)
CHF 15.-

LTC - Children
Free up to age 5