Canton de Vaud Things to Do

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Canton de Vaud Things to Do

  • Cathedrale Notre Dame

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc began a restoration of the cathedral in the 19th century -- and it is still going on! The doors and façade of the...

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  • Place de la Palud

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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. Place de la Palud is a central cobbled stone square that houses some nice old buildings, among them the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall) (pic 4) that was...

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  • Ouchy

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 station we were surprised that the lake was just there in front of us with amazing background of the Alps. There are many café, bars and restaurants...

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  • Olympic Museum

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 heritage included (there are six colums before the entrance of the Museum, similar to those of Zeus temple). The Olympic Museum contains the history of the...

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  • Collection de l'Art Brut

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 collection to the city of Lausanne. It is housed at Chateau de Beaulieu and boasts over 63,000 works from 400 different creators. Although 700 works are...

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  • Chateau de Chillon

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 in the field of TOurism

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  • Chateau St. Maire

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 captured Lausanne. It’s single massive rectangular block that was built between 1397 and 1425 to house the bishop of Lausanne. It was named after Saint...

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  • Old Town

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 filled with happy locals that gather there for shopping among the numerous stalls with fruits, veggies etc, actually this large car-free area turns...

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  • Le Parc Olympique

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 connected with the Olympic Games of course, we found most of them boring/bad/weird but it was nice to stroll around. According to a sign we noticed...

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  • Eglise St-Francois

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 cathedral. The church was completed in 1272, only 14 years after the Franciscan monks settled in Lausanne to create a monastery and a church...

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  • Palais de Rumine

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 concrete but has some large buildings, the most interesting is the large neo-remaissance Palais de Rumine. The palais houses 5 different museums (Musée...

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  • Chateau d'Ouchy

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 almost completely rebuilt and transformed into a hotel, to respond the rapid development of tourism in the area. Present day neo-Gothic style edifice was...

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  • Hotel-de-Ville - Town Hall

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 time. Greatly admired since its creation, the Town Hall is the most interesting example of the 17th century Vaud architecture. Unique decorative...

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  • Montbenon

    Lausanne Things to Do

    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 shores of the Lake Geneva. The style of the Courthouse, built between 1881 and 1886, by the design of Vevey born architect Benjamin Recordon,...

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  • Visit le Chateau de Chillion

    Le Chateau de Chillion is approximately a five-minute train ride from the Montreux train station. My expectations for this particular visit were very average. However, when I arrived there and saw the castle sitting on a little partial island on Lake Geneva, I was 100% taken. The castle itself is picturesque from the outside and from the inside....

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  • Wine tasting in Epesses at Famille...

    We didnt plan to do any wine tasting but as we were in the middle of the vineyards, decided to walk through the narrow streets of this village and couldnt help but walk into a wine tasting session.We were invited in and couldnt resist buying some of this fragant wine to take home. Some of the wines from this region are:- Lavaux: wines like: Lutry,...

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  • Cure d'Attalens

    Cure d'AttalensA white wine with an exquisite bouquet.15 Hektar Vineyards above the lake Geneva. Avenue Reller 26The canton of Vaud produces mostly white wines from the Chasselas grape, there is also an excellent red wine called Salvagnin, made from Gamay, Pinot Noir, or a combination of those grapes.

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  • A boat ride on a perfect day lake Leman

    You cant possibly visit the lake area of Lake Leman without boarding one of the paddle steamers and enjoying the view.MPV ItalieDate entered service -- 1908Length -- 66.0mBreadth -- 14.0mMajor re-build -- 1958Passenger capacity -- 800Long term "Lay-up" -- end of 2005 season

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