© Cinémathèque Suisse
© Collection Cinémathèque Suisse
Immerse yourself in the incredible life of Audrey Hepburn by discovering the key places of her life in Switzerland!
Audrey Hepburn, an exceptional actress and woman, left her mark on the history of cinema through her talent, and on the memory of the region through her status as a resident, for almost 30 years in Tolochenaz near Morges, where she was buried.
She made many films in the 1950s and 1960s, including "Roman Holiday" (1953), which won her the Oscar for best actress, "War and Peace" (1956), "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) and "My Fair Lady" (1964).
From Morges’ town hall, where she was married in 1969, to the town’s market, where she used to go, via the Dumas grocery shop, whose back door allowed her to escape the paparazzi, Audrey Hepburn left her mark on the town and its inhabitants by her elegance, simplicity and kindness.
We are pleased to offer you, in partnership with the Expo Fondation Bolle, a walk through the key places that marked Audrey Hepburn's life. You can buy your package directly from the app in order to benefit from an exclusive offer to deeper experience "In the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn"!
"Audrey Hepburn in Switzerland: a long love story...
For almost thirty years, the star lived protected from the world, far from the paparazzi and the spotlight, in her beautiful house in Tolochenaz. Purchased in 1965, this true haven of peace bore the evocative name of "La Paisible"... Audrey Hepburn raised her children within these walls, created a magnificent garden and welcomed her many friends. In 1988, she chose to commit herself to UNICEF in order to use her fame and her network to help the most underprivileged.
We invite you to discover some aspects of the great actress' Swiss life. Her love of flowers, particularly roses, her involvement in local life and her philanthropic investment are described with delicacy and passion by Christa Roth, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, who was close to her in Geneva, Tolochenaz and throughout the world on humanitarian missions.