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The best ideas to enjoy Lausanne this summer

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is THE destination for a weekend getaway this summer. Check out our helpful tips!

Lake Geneva

Enjoying drinks right on the water’s edge, embarking on a paddleboard outing, diving into the lake’s turquoise waters… Lake Geneva is absolutely the Lausanners’ favourite spot to make the most of the summer.

Detente au bord du lac. Jetee de la Compagnie

Sauvabelin Tower

After climbing the 151 steps that lead to the top, you’ll discover the impressive 360° panorama over the town. It’s also the opportunity to see how green a city Lausanne is, with nature present everywhere.

Vue sur la Tour de Sauvabelin

The Olympic museum

Visiting The Olympic Museum when you’re in the Olympic Capital is a must! After the visit, enjoy a stroll in the magnificent park and don’t forget to take a break on the panoramic terrace.

Lausanne en famille visite du Parc Olympique


For the most dazzling landscapes this summer, head to Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A unique view over the vineyards, the lake and mountains awaits you there. Welcome to paradise!

Les vignobles en terrasse avec vue sur le lac

Plateforme 10

YES, the largest European cultural spot is complete at last with the arrival of the Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts, and Photo Elysée dedicated to photography. Both are joining the Vaud Museum of Fine Arts on June 18.

Exposition au Musee Cantonal des Beaux-art Lausanne. Plateforme 10 Plateforme 10

Local’s Tips

  • Taste the delicious local products from the market
  • Admire the view over the town from the Cathedral’s belfry
  • Have drinks with a lake view at The Lacustre
  • Book your Lausanne City Pass

Find more on www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/5-essentials and follow us @thelausanner

Impressum: pictures from Giglio Pasqua, Laurent Kaczor, Sébastien Closuit, Phillip Waterton, Urs Achermann & Etienne Malapert

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