Lausanne Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedrale Notre Dame

    One of the most beautiful Gothic structures in Europe, Lausanne Cathedral stands ,150m above Lake Geneva. Construction on the cathedral began in 1175; in 1275 it was consecrated by Pope Gregory X. The...

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  • 2. Place de la Palud

    The Old Town of Lausanne is full of cozy pedestrian streets and some interesting squares, laid back atmosphere in summer, good for some relaxing in the outdoor cafes and ideal for people watching....

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  • 3. Olympic Museum

    Located in the Olympic Park in Ouchy, the Olympic Museum was opened in 1993. It was architectonically designed and built not only considering its location near the lake, but also with some Greek...

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  • 4. Ouchy

    After walking around the Old Town we decided to visit Ouchy. Once a fishing village turned during 19th century into the port of Lausanne serving the Geneva lake (Lac Léman ). Getting out of the metro...

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  • 5. Collection de l'Art Brut

    Musée de l'Art Brut was a great choice, we loved every minute there! It is actually an art collection of mentally diseased people. It was inaugurated in 1976 by Jean Dubuffet that donated his...

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  • 6. Chateau de Chillon

    It was a great memory when visit chillon castle, greeting by the peoples who dress as the gurads in medieval time, later on we know that they are all students from a University in Lausanne who study...

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  • 7. Old Town

    The Old Town of Lausanne is the picturesque part of the city with numerous pedestrian streets. We were lucky enough to walk there during Saturday morning when most of the squares and side streets were...

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  • 8. Chateau St. Maire

    Saint Marie Castle is the seat of the cantonal government of Vaud since 1803, before that was used as the residence of bishops of Lausanne (until 1536) and then as an armory from the Bernese that...

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  • 9. Le Parc Olympique

    Le Parc Olympique is located at Ouchy, is a nice park with view of lake Geneva. It has some gardens not only with various plants but also house several sculptures of different sport disciplines, all...

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  • 10. Eglise St-Francois

    The parish Church Saint Francois is a protestant church that can be found at the heart of Lausanne at the south end of Old Town. It’s one of the 2 medieval buildings in Lausanne, the other one is the...

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  • 11. Palais de Rumine

    We just went down the stairway below the cathedral and ended up a large square. La Place de la Riponne is one the central squares in Lausanne. Its not impressive, it is actually an ugly plain of...

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  • 12. Chateau d'Ouchy

    Chateau d'Ouchy – the Ouchy Castle, was erected in 1170 with the purpose to protect the port. The first rebuilding of the castle occurred in the 13th century. Then, between 1888 and 1893, it was...

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  • 13. Hotel-de-Ville - Town Hall

    Built built it between 1673 and 1675 according to the plans of the Lausanne architect Abraham de Crousaz, Hotel-de-Ville – the Town Hall has been the pivotal point of civic life in Lausanne since that...

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  • 14. Montbenon

    Lausanne Palais de Justice – the Courthouse, stands at an outstanding location – the top of the Montbenon, at the upper, north end of grassy Place Cingria, overlooking the lower area extending to the...

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  • 15. Take an even better boat trip to Yvoire

    Medival town/bourg which still possesses some of the essential elements of the fortifications of the 14th century. Ranked as one of the most beautiful villages...

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  • 16. Musee Historique de Lausanne

    If you have some time don’t miss the History Museum of Lausanne which is located opposite the Cathedral at Bishop’s Palace that was built back in 11th...

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  • 17. statue of Louis Ruchonnet

    Walking down from the cathedral through the staircase we ended up on a terrace just over Place de la Riponne. There we noticed a statue of Antoine Louis John...

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  • 18. A Gothic Masterpiece

    The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne was built between 1170 and 1240 in the gothic style, with the western portal completed later in the flamboyant style.The...

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  • 19. explore lausanne

    historically interesting town, ideal to explore on foot. plenty to see and do. hotels and restaurants excellent. geneva is worth a visit , it is not far by road...

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  • 20. Take a boat to Evian, France

    Yes were the fancy water is from!There are about 28 boats a day going over there. It takes only 35 minutes and is quite scenic. Evian is pittoresque and worth a...

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  • 21. Visit outdoor pool in Renens

    With small kids a great outdoor pool! There is heaps of different pools for the little ones and a playground and lots of slides. Restaurant, Snack bar, 50 meter...

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  • 22. Visit Lavaux

    The Lavaux landscape was formed during the last ice age (13,000 years BC). The moraines left by the Rhone glaciers carved out the steep hills, which were...

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  • 23. The Museums in Palace Rumine (I&V)

    […] Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts – Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts posses a collection of Swiss, French and Italian art from the Middle Ages to the present day....

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  • 24. Esplanade du Flon & Miroiterie (I&V)

    The most attractive part of Flon district certainly is the square called Esplanade du Flon with superb architectural achievement – Miroiterie building, designed...

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  • 25. Flon (I&V)

    It was very hard for us to imagine that Flon, modern and greatly designed district of Lausanne, was considered to be a bad area of the city until the early...

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