1. Jan Michalski

  2. Vera Michalski-Hoffmann

  3. The Foundation

La Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Ecriture et la Littérature

The Montricher project

The Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’écriture et la littérature, in Montricher, will be entirely dedicated to literature. Designed as a small city, its different buildings form an unusual ensemble : residences for writers, library, auditorium, exhibition space, dining room, lounge and the offices of the Foundation, intended for the multiple activities of the Jan Michalski Foundation.


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A space for reading and working, open to everyone, the objective of the library is to reflect, through its collections, the fields of literary creation and knowledge in both its physical and electronic media.
Its collections are intended to be multicultural, multilingual and with the broadest geographical coverage. Find out more

Opening hours :
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 2-6 pm


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Event: exposition

Horst Tappe, writers’ portraits

Horst Tappe, writers’ portraits (from June 21 until September 28 2014)

Horst Tappe (1938-2005) settled down in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva  in 1965 and photographed the most famous of this world, always in black and white and with his Hasselblad : actors, writers, painters, journalists, musicians and scientists. He is known worldwide for his portraits of Vladimir Nabokov and Oscar Kokoschka. In collaboration with the Horst Tappe Foundation, the Jan Michalski Foundation hosts from June 21 until September 28 an exhibition dedicated to Horst Tappe’s portraits of writers.

Opening hours : Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 PM, from June 21 to September 28 2104

Entrance fee : Sfr 5,- (adults) / Sfr 3,- (students, seniors, disabled, unemployed, groups) / free under 18 and for the residents of Montricher

Free guided tours : July 6, August 9, and September 14 at 14:00. Guided tours can also be organized upon request (Sfr 120,- + entrance fee/ max. 15 participants)

Parking available.

Access map.


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