"Lausanne- Medieval Charm" Top 5 Page for this destination Lausanne by vanessadb

Lausanne Travel Guide: 365 reviews and 942 photos

Lausanne is a charming and small medieval city on the shores of the Lac Leman (Lake of Geneva) in the French speaking part of Switzerland. Is it built on several hills, and many streets are pedestrian only especially in the Old Town so get ready to work your legs!

I spent all my teenage years living in Lausanne and I really love this city. There are many things to do, no matter the season...

Only a few cities in Switzerland have universties and Lausanne is one of them, which makes it a happening city to Swiss standards.... But there are other reasons why as well, as it is culturally established for the following reasons: it is the olympic capital where the Olympic Museum and the CIO (International Olympic Committee) are located; Maurice Bejart and his troup (Béjart Ballet Lausanne) have chosen it as their base; and it has the Theater of Vidy-Lausanne with its European vocation, just to name a few.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small, charming, beautiful, culturally happening
  • Cons:Small
  • In a nutshell:Medieval charming small Swiss French town
  • Last visit to Lausanne: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 7, 2003
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  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Now, Mad is one funky club - love the clever card pricing ;-)

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 5:27 AM

    Your Lausanne page is excellent. It is the second time I read it (first was prior to our travel to Lausanne) and it helped us along with several more pages here on VT and a few travel pages out of it. The photo for the La Creperie d'Ouchy tip is superb. V

  • Jan 5, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Hi. I would like to ask one information but I do not know if you can answer. The question is if t is possible to ice skate sometimes on Geneva lake? thanks antonio

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 5:03 AM

    Being castle-mad Chillon is one of the top of my list and what a beautiful location! was there when the lake was a pale blue with bright red poppies on the shore, beautiful.

  • rwlittle's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2004 at 6:34 PM

    Thanks for the tips...very helpful! I'm considering Lausanne for a future getaway...

  • pigletsmom's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2004 at 8:11 AM

    Nice photos with wonderful tips. Great page.

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2004 at 3:59 AM

    Lovely pics.

  • Feb 4, 2004 at 11:03 AM

    Good page!

  • Dany_Kulta's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2004 at 3:06 AM

    nice fotos :) Very representative of Lausanne :)

  • parsix's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2003 at 4:00 AM

    Hola Vanessa, que tal? Will finally visit Lausanne in January. For sure will go to Mojonnier. ;o) Lovely tips, saludos.


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