The permanent collection at Musée de l'Elysée has approximately 100,000 original prints which date back to the 19th century. Apart from purchasing works from photographers, many artists have donated generously to the museum's collection. The museum also maintains a huge archive which has around 800,000 plates, contact sheets and negatives. The collection is totally computerized and is available on a database.
The largest market takes place on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. It takes up almost all the pedestrian streets in the center of Lausanne: starting at the top of Rue de Bourg, it occupies Place St-François, Rue du Pont, Place de la Palud, Rue Madeleine, and Place de la Riponne. Rue St-Laurent and Rue l'Ale complete the market map. You'll find fruit and vegetable sellers, cheese-makers, butchers, fishmongers and bakers. A vibrant way to spend a Saturday with locals!
In Lausanne the opening of the Christmas Market signals the beginning of the Christmas season. The streets are all decorated in lights and with Christmas colors. There will be a living Nativity and choral groups will serenade the crowds. The shops in the area have extended hours this time of year. Market is open weekly from Monday to Saturday. Please see website for further details.