"Lausanne" Lausanne by anne77

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Life in Lausanne

I have lived in Lausanne most of my life and although I have lived in other places, I really like this city! The scenery is beautiful, we are close to the mountains, to the lake, the vineyards, etc.

I like the old part of town, the small paved alleys, the old historical buildings, the cathedral of course and the view you can have from up there.

There are also many festivals in the area, exhibitions, etc, so there is always something to do.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have more questions or if you are planning a trip to the area, I'll be happy to help!

General tips



Louis, wine bar, close to the Luna
Movida, latino bar, good cocktails, at Chauderon
Karma (across from Globus)
Le XIII (Cite) (careful, low ceilings!)
Captain Cook
The Great Escape - close to the Place de la Riponne, go up the stairs direction cathedral.
King Size - Place de l Europe, next to the europlex cinema
Bleu Lezard - Concerts in the cave?
Le Segafredo - Italian coffees, near St-Francois, on the street down to Globus
Les Brasseurs - Rue Centrale, close to Payot. Lots of different beers to taste, eat Flammenkueche, etc.
Zeste - Fresh fruit juices, smoothies, etc. Take away only, Grand-Pont (between Bel-Air and St-Fran?ois)


D! Club www.dclub.ch
MAD www.mad.ch
The Cult (Chauderon, under the restaurant ?Le Canard P?kinois?) www.cultclub.ch
L Atelier Volant (Latino) www.ateliervolant.ch
The Docks (rock club, live concerts) www.lesdocks.ch

Eating out

Le Cafe romand - St-Francois, beside Starbucks (typical vaudois food)
Le Louis
La Bruschetta - av. de la Gare (italian)
Le Canard Pekinois - Chauderon (very nice chinese food)
Le Mai-Thai (thai)
Lecafetheatre (nice & cosy, sometimes live bands, so can get loud)
La Chandeleur (crepes)
La Creperie d Ouchy (crepes)
Le Cafe de Grancy (close to the train station)
Chez Mario - rue de Bourg (pizzeria, you can write on the walls?)
Ma Mere m a dit - Av. de Tivoli (in the gay neighborhood)
La Suite (Petit-Chene)


Le Balzac - Morges, reservation mandatory
La Maison du Ble et du Pain - Echallens, drive direction Prilly, Romanel, Cheseaux and you will get to Echallens (approx. 20-25 min). In the middle of the village. Well known place, so book ahead!
Moevenpick - Lausanne Ouchy

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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Great tips

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    Back again to see your lovely Lac Leman. Grazie!

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    Lausanne is one of our favourite cities. We missed Signal de Bougy, but we will not next time :-) Greetings from Serbia, I&V

  • nyperose's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2008 at 6:28 AM

    Hi Anne, I love your pages about Lausanne and Switzerland. As I live her myself, I'am also planning to build some pages about this beautiful region:-D

  • DirtyRudy's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    great page! i've been living in lausanne for a few months now and have yet to really explore the area. i've been too busy hangin' out around the lake! :P

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2008 at 6:54 AM

    Was in Lausanne a week ago but missed this place to take pictures. Thanks for showing me this.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2007 at 10:02 PM

    Wonderful hometown you have, Anne :-)) This market sounds very much tempting and the lake is priceless :-))

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2007 at 1:11 PM

    was a bit too rainy when i was there

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2006 at 4:31 AM

    Very nice photos here and on your HP (from Vidy) - you live in a beautiful part of the world -- thanks for the information.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2006 at 5:22 AM

    Hi, been blessed to have been able to see a lot of Switz quite a number of times, such stunning scenery! on a par or better than my home NZ!!??thanks for nice pics to dream over!!

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