In June 2022 a new 25,000 m2 art and cultural centre took up residence in Lausanne, just a short walk from the train station. The unique venue regroups three of the city’s largest museums in a pleasant architectural environment which is perfect for a leisurely stroll! Let’s find out more about Plateforme 10, Lausanne’s new cultural district.

Creating synergies with a 3-in-1 museum experience

The Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA) exposes art trends that have left their stamp on ancient, modern, and contemporary art. Almost 10 yearly temporary exhibitions of ancient, modern, and international contemporary art, and the local up-and-coming art scene, are held at the MCBA, which houses two foundations: Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton.

Photo Élysée (Cantonal Museum of Photography) takes pride in being one of Europe’s largest museums dedicated to photography. The immense venue highlights photographic art.

The Mudac, French-speaking Switzerland’s only contemporary design and applied arts museum, partners with leading art schools which train future designers.

Where recreation meets enjoyment and relaxation

Visitors can stroll alone, or with friends or family, through the three museums’ wide-open spaces at their own pace.

Because Plateforme 10 also aims to be a recreational and festive facility in Lausanne’s city centre, visitors can take a break in one of the cafes or restaurants which are nestled under high arches. Concerts and shows are often held just beside the cafes and restaurants.

The esplanade’s sloping platforms makes the venue a prime spot for skateboarders and roller boot fans.


Article updated on 30/11/22