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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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  • Old buildings which in the past used to be the location of the University of Lausanne. The current building is a museum. It can be reached by bus into the EP-
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  • I went because it was parked at the Lausanne tourism went in the car, parking near. Departure making a heavy Bill, such as Fort! Chimera image on both sides of the entrance, with pomp and circumstance as is watching the fun. coming up the stairs from the La Riponnne square underground parking lot and come out in front of the eyes.
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  • Beautiful Italian-style Palace, which belonged to a sudden Russian noblemen (knew a lot about beautiful places!), worth a look!
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  • 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.
  • All museums are gathered in a building. You can access to the cathedral through the bridge at the 2nd floor.
  • A nice building, inside you will find different interesting museums.
  • Excellente place
  • A great place. Apart from size, insurance is an interesting site. With a large square has everything outside and a small garden where stroll. The different departments of the Museum are very complete and care. A place for families, and spend an enjoyable afternoon. With a friendly and attentive staff
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