About Lausanne

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Lausanne Located on the north shore of Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Alps, Lausanne is one of the principal cities of Switzerland. Lausanne is not only a business center, indeed this city will make everyone happy. As it’s the Olympic Capital, Lausanne is the ideal places for the sport and nature lovers. In the winter you can enjoy the mountains to ski while in the summer the Lake Geneva offers all type of water sport. For the ones who prefer cultural activities, Lausanne has a lot to see with its different museum, its stunning cathedral and the old city center.

Cathedral of Notre Dame

Cathedral of Notre Dame The Cathedral of Lausanne was built between the 12th and 13th centuries. It’s the most impressive gothic monuments of Switzerland. 400 000 visitors come every year to discover this extraordinary place. With its great organ and its beautiful stained glass, the Cathedral of Notre Dame can’t be missed when you visit Lausanne.

Olympic Museum

Olympic Museum As Lausanne is the Olympic Capital, you’ll find in the Olympic museum, the most visited museum in Lausanne. The three pillars of the Olympism, sport, art and culture, are represented with modern and interactive equipment.

Place de la Palud

Place de la Palud In the old town, close to the Cathedral, this lovely place is famous for its clock, animated with historical little automate every hour. In the center, there’s the oldest fountain of the town, with a statue of the Justice in the middle. Every Wednesdays and Saturdays morning, the traditional market is taking place.

Rolex Learning Center

Rolex Learning Center Designed by the Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, this piece of architecture is considered as a must see in Lausanne. It houses a library, an information center, and restaurants, and is opened to students and tourists. Creative and innovative techniques had to be used to build this place, so original.

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces With 800 hectares of terraces, this vineyard is the pride of Lausanne. The Unesco World Heritage site is located on the shore of the Geneva Lake. It’s in the 12th century that the Benedictine monks decided to clear the land and built the terraces. Today, different hikes exist, allowing you to walk through the vines and enjoying the panoramic view on the lake.