Le Cercle

“ Fleur et Robin ”, 2015 © Manon Wertenbroek

The Cercle is an association that brings together an active network of photography and art-loving patrons.  By forging close links with the Musée de l'Elysée, the Cercle helps to promote the museum and to develop its projects.  Thanks to the fees and donations of its members, the Cercle supports ambitious projects that enable the museum to broaden the range of events and exhibitions it offers to the public. Throughout the year, the Cercle organizes a wide range of activities for its members in order to establish fruitful relationships with the world of photography and art.


  • Solo 1000 CHF
  • Duo 1500 CHF
  • Company 5000 CHF
  • Donations (tax deductible)

IBAN:  CH41 0876 0000 0406 3850 0
Cercle du Musée de l'Elysée
Banque Lombard Odier & Cie, 1204 Genève



Membership valid from January 1st to December 31st. 50% off from July 1st.


As a member of the Cercle, you will have the following advantages*:

  • A private pre-opening viewing with the artists and the curators for each exhibition.
  • Exclusive encounters with VIPs from the world of photography.
  • A trip in Switzerland or abroad focused on photography, reserved for Cercle members.
  • The publications of the Musée de l’Elysée, Else magazine and posters of the exhibitions.
  • You will receive a print of a photograph from the museum's collections the first time you join the Cercle.
  • A guided tour of each exhibition.
  • Free and unlimited admission to the museum's exhibitions (from May 29 2019, the museum will be free of charge)
  • A 10% discount at the museum's bookshop.
  • Invitations to events organized by the museum and special discount rates for museum-sponsored activities and workshops.
  • Free admission or special rates for partner institutions in Switzerland and abroad.
  • Offers and discounts from our partners.

Partner institutions

Free admission on presentation of the membership card.


Musée de l’Elysée
Le Cercle
Avenue de l’Elysée 18
1006 Lausanne
Email: amis(at)elysee.ch
Phone: +41 (0)21 316 99 11