Switzerland / French-Speaking Switzerland

Lausanne

Synagogue of Lausanne

Avenue Juste-Olivier 1, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland

Community Center of Lausanne

Avenue Georgette 3, 1001 Lausanne

Synagogue, Lausanne

Lausanne’s  synagogue, built in 1910 in a fairly remote neighborhood at the time, can be found today right near the train station in the heart of the city. Its Romano-Byzantine style is reminiscent of the synagogue located on rue Buffault in Paris: Tablets of the Law dominate its facade, which contains a rose window shaped like a Star of David; it also features semicircular window arches, Romanesque apses, and two towers. The interior is noe-Byzantine.  The Community Center is adorned with stained-glass windows by Jean Prahin.