A city tour with a difference: more than 70 public artworks reveal the creative side of Lausanne, from the concrete sculpture on the lawn and the joyful fountain to the imaginative subway.
Lausanne loves art. The city is home to 25 museums as well as the ECAL art school, one of the finest institutions of its kind in Europe. Yet its artistic heritage is not only found in museums, but also on its streets, meadows and squares. To help art lovers find their way around, Lausanne has produced the “Art en ville” map as a guide to the city's numerous public artworks.
See a shoal of fish swimming across the lawn, an enchanting subway decorated in the most beautiful colours of the rainbow and a delicate installation fluttering in the wind by the Hôpital Nestlé. Of course there are also venerable statues, such as the 1902 sculpture of William Tell in front of the Palais de Justice. This is what makes the “Art en ville” map so great: everyone can make up their own artistic tour of Lausanne.