Lausanne

  • Built on the slopes of four hills, Lausanne expanded rapidly at the dawn of the century, giving birth to an architecture that is still not exemplary. However, it is a very pleasant city, rich and bustling with cultural attractions (cinemas, theatres, galleries, concerts, ballets, and shows galore...). Nightlife is lively, especially in the trendy districts of the Flon, Saint-Pierre and the Tunnel square. ...
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  • Lausanne has approximately 114,500 inhabitants.
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  • The city of Lausanne is home of the IOC headquarters.
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  • The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne is a Protestant cathedral. Its construction began in the 12th century.
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  • The city of Lausanne is located at the foot of vineyards of Lavaux which cover the surrounding hills.
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  • This medieval castle was turned into a hotel. Its first stones were laid in 1170.
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  • The Gothic style dominates this structure. Viollet-le-Duc had it restored in the 19th century.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Switzerland

Built on the slopes of four hills, Lausanne expanded rapidly at the dawn of the century, giving birth to an architecture that is still not exemplary. However, it is a very pleasant city, rich and bustling with cultural attractions (cinemas, theatres, galleries, concerts, ballets, and shows galore...). Nightlife is lively, especially in the trendy districts of the Flon, Saint-Pierre and the Tunnel square. In summer, tourists prefer to sit on the street side cafés at Ouchy on the shores of the lake. A visit to the city will inevitably lead you to Saint-François square, Palud square, the Gothic cathedral, the Chateau square, Beau-Rivage Palace and the port of Ouchy. The vintage art museum of Lausanne is really worth a stopover, as well as the the Elysée museum, dedicated to photography, not forgetting the Olympic museum.

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