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Lausanne, the Olympic capital

Lausanne, the Olympic capital

Lausanne, the Olympic capital and the second largest city in Switzerland, is located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Sport and culture are an integral part of this Olympic capital making it a preferred tourist destination. A visit to the Lausanne will allow you to discover the exceptional setting of Lake Geneva and the surrounding Alps. Lausanne is also a centre for studies and research, and home to a large number of international companies. Discover its magnificent gothic cathedral dating from the 13th century and its city hall. Have a shopping splurge in the pedestrian city centre before relaxing on the lakeshore promenades at Ouchy.

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Start by discovering the town centre of Lausanne where you will find a delightful group of medieval buildings huddled together and housing shops, art galleries and friendly bars. The city centre has also a shopping area packed with high-end fashion and trendy fashion as well as watches and chocolates. Visit the lovely Mon-Repos park and the 13th century Gothic cathedral which dominates the centre of the city. The Cathedral is the biggest in Switzerland! Don’t miss the covered flight of steps leading from the Place de la Palud to the Cathedral. It stands as one of the most picturesque spots in the town centre.

Taste the Fondue fromage which consists of Emmentaler and/or Gruyère cheeses melted with white wine and spices and served with bread for dipping. Anther tasty dishe is the Rösti which consists of grated potatoes served in a round pancake form.

In Lausanne, you will find everything from food, fashion, clocks and watches, galleries and bookshops. Just head to the city centre and you’ll find a wide choice of shops.


Lausanne Tourisme and Convention bureau
Avenue de Rhodanie 2. 491000 Lausanne
Tel: +41 21 613 73 73

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lausanne can be found.

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