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Lausanne (population 120,000) is a city in western Switzerland, at the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Leman). It is the capital of the Vaud[?] canton.

The Romans built a military camp which they called Lousanna at the site of Celtic settlement. The city which grew from the camp was ruled by Bern from 1536 to 1798. In 1803, it became the capital of a newly formed Swiss canton, Vaud.

The International Olympic Committee has its headquarters in Lausanne, and the Olympic Museum[?] is also located there.



  • Cabinet des Médailles cantonal
  • Collection de l'Art brut (Art Brut Collection)
  • Espace Arlaud
  • Espace des Inventions (Science Center for Kids)
  • Fondation de l'Hermitage (Hermitage Foundation)
  • Fondation Claude Verdan - Musée de la main (Museum of the Hand)
  • Fondation du vivarium de Lausanne
  • Forum d'architectures de Lausanne
  • Forum de l'Hôtel de Ville (Forum of the Town Hall)
  • Musée cantonal d'Archéologie et d'Hitoire (Cantonal Museum of Archeology and History)
  • Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Cantonal Fine Arts Museum)
  • Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains, mu.dac
  • Musée de l'Elysée (Elysée Museum)
  • Musée cantonal de Géologie (Cantonal Geological Museum)
  • Musée Historique de Lausanne (Lausanne Historical Museum)
  • Musée et jardins botaniques cantonaux (Cantonal Museum and Botanical Gardens)
  • Musée Olympique Lausanne (Olympic Museum[?])
  • Musée de Pully (Pully Museum)
  • Musée romain de Lausanne-Vidy (Lausanne-Vidy Roman Museum)
  • Musée de la Villa romaine de Pully (Pully Roman Villa Museum)
  • Musée cantonal de Zoologie (Cantonal Zoology Museum)
  • Roseraie de la Vallée de la Jeunesse (Rosegarden)
  • Etablissement horticole de la Bourdonnette - serres de la Ville (Horticultural Establishment of La Bourdonette - Municipal Glasshouses)

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