In 2010 the municipal and cantonal art museums got together to become MASI, the Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana - the museum of art for Italian-speaking Switzerland. At the two locations of the museum, the Palazzo Reali and the new LAC, visitors today gain insight into the past and present-day art and culture of southern, Italian speaking Switzerland.
The Maison Gaudard has been standing opposite the cathedral in the heart of Lausanne since the Middle Ages. And in 2000, “mudac", the museum of applied arts also took root here. In this history-steeped setting, today you discover the very much up-to-date works of contemporary graphic designers, fashion designers, architects and illustrators.
Belle Epoque boats have plied Central Europe's largest lake for 130 years, offering cruises between France and Switzerland and between Geneva and the upper end of the lake (known as the Haut Lac).