To experience the Olympics at close quarters and feel the Olympic spirit the way the athletes felt it, to study the history of the Games from antiquity to today - thanks to the latest computer technology and audiovisual media, all of this can be accomplished in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
The idea of a museum dedicated to appreciating the Olympic idea goes back to Pierre de Coubertin, who revived the Olympic Games and founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Olympic Museum, which was opened in 1993 in Ouchy, a district of Lausanne, reflects the spirit of the sports games which bring nations together.
An unusual new building in the most beautiful of locations on Lake Geneva is home to interactive exhibitions, documents, films and collections of precious objects dating from Greek antiquity up until modern times. The museum is the largest information center on the subject of the Olympic Games in the world.
On Saturday and Sundays, visitors can enjoy a delicious brunch at the TOM Café, enjoying the goregous views of Lake Geneva and the mountains.