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Lausanne is definitely a city of arts and photography. End of June, the city will celebrate the 4th edition of its NUIT DES IMAGES. For this 4th edition, the Nuit des images will pay a visit to Théâtre de Vidy on Friday June 27th, with a concert by Rodolphe Burger and Rachid Taha. On Saturday June 28th beginning at 3pm, it will spread through the Elysée gardens for a free, friendly, festive Garden Party.

On this year program, a rich and interesting artistic references. On Friday June 27th everything starts with a great concert at Théâtre de Vidy. Singer and Guitarist Rodolphe Burger will perform an exclusive collaboration with Singer Rachid Taha. Together they form the Couscous Clan performing fun covers of rock standards. From Raï to post-punk, you will be able to discover different music influences thanks to this outdoor concert. It will be located in the outside terrasse of Théâtre de Vidi. The concert will be accompanied by video creations by poet Pierre Alferi.

Saturday June 28th it will be another story. The Nuit des Images will put the fire on the Musée de l’Elysée gardens. You will be able to see films and concerts as well. The Garden party starts in the afternoon with several events like a special anniversary celebrating 100 years of Charlie Chaplin or a creative workshop with artist Jean-Daniel Berclaz. A photographic print stand will give the guests the chance to leave with an unforgettable snapshot of the event.


Every edition gives a sort of “Carte blanche” to a Swiss and International cultural institutions. This allows the public to discover new organizations, new talents and to celebrate together the beauty of Arts and Photography. This year several institutions will present their creations and projects:

  • ECAL (Lausanne Cantonal School for Arts)
  • HEAD (Geneva University of Arts and Design)
  • Lausanne Jardins
  • Théâtre de Vidy
  • Nuits Photographiques de Paris
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-de-Fonds

At nightfall, among the different world unveiled for the occasion, the nominees for the Prix Elysée will be announced. There will be a special focus on the Spanish scene this year as well as on war photography with a talk done by renowned photo-journalist Patrick Chauvel in dialog with Matthias Bruggmann.

The Nuit des Images is also more than 30 exclusive projections, several animations for families, children are invited to come disguised. Also a book fair with more than 20 Swiss book editors on Arts and photography with a  special participation of Florence Grivel. Last but not least, visitors will be able to see an exclusive installation from ECAL in connection with the workshop with Nicolas Haeni.

The event is free thanks to the participation of prestigious partners that support La Nuit de l’Image for several years. On this 4th edition we would highlight UBS and Parmigiani Fleurier as main partners. For more information on this amazing event hold in Lausanne by the end of June, you can visit the official website here:


Summertime has arrived and this is a perfect occasion to enjoy a summer weekend in the great city of Lausanne.


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