Palais de Rumine, Lausanne

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The Palais de Rumine is a late 19th-century building in Florentine Renaissance style in Lausanne, Switzerland.HistoryOn his death, Gabriel de Rumine, son of Russian nobility, left the city of Lausanne 1.5 million Swiss Francs to erect a building for the use of the public.Building began in 1892 according to the design of the Lyonnais architect Gaspard André. The building was inaugurated on the 3 November 1902, although building work continued until 1904.It housed facilities such as the library of the University of Lausanne, and scientific and artistic collections belonging to the Canton of Vaud. In the 1980s, the university moved to its current location by Lake Geneva due to lack of space, and the Palais was restructured.Current useThe building currently hosts one of the three sites of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne. Additionally, it contains the following museums: Musée cantonal des beaux-arts (Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts) Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire (Cantonal Museum of Archeology and History) Musée monétaire cantonal (Cantonal Museum of Money) Musée cantonal de géologie (Cantonal Museum of Geology) Musée cantonal de zoologie (Cantonal Museum of Zoology)
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  • Palace built in the late 19TH century/early 20th century, is home to several museums and can be visited for free if you have the "Lausanne Transport Card". ATTENTION: closed on Monday.
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  • The Palace itself is beautiful. I came across it by accident. During my visit in the Palace was organized the exhibition of the biological Faculty of the University of Lausanne. You can navigate through all the halls without restriction and to watch a very extensive collection of animals and minerals collected in college. I highly recommend this point on the map trips to Lausanne, the more that it is very close to the Cathedral.
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  • Lausanne peace treaty is signed. I don't know exactly which Hall. The information about him anyway, at least I have not seen very close to the train station. Currently, geology, zoology etc museums and library and exhibits. Ugramaniza a place worth
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  • Has a great open area, publicly accessible in front. Very lively area down town
  • Several museums in one place. Also shows great old movies etc.
  • An excentric building of the 19th century. The place contains a lot of naturals and artistic museum. That is the place where the parlement of Canton de Vaud reunited and where you can find the regional library with a lot of commodities for people like free internet, free newspapers etc. The place offers good conferences and events every week. A place to see and to use.
  • Must see place for tourists. The palace is magnificently big and contains lots of exhibitions like paleontology, archeology, geology, zoology, etc which were free to see during our trip in summer 2016. We spent 2 hours and felt it was less if you have interest in looking closely at the exhibitions.
  • A nice building, inside you will find different interesting museums.

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