Food, culture and sport celebrated in this beautiful Swiss city
Top five reasons to visit Lausanne this summer
Nestled by the shimmering waters of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a beautiful place to be at any time of year. But events and anniversaries taking place in our outstanding Swiss city this summer provide even more great reasons to visit.
Lausanne’s Top 5 events not to be missed this summer
Lausanne à Table
This taste tingling summer food festival runs from April to September and features talented chefs, dedicated producers of artisan foods and open wine cellars. The highlight this year will be Restaurant Day on Sunday 14th August, when people of the city are invited to take to the streets, become chefs for a day and show what they can do in their very own pop-up restaurants.
Athletissima is a world-famous international athletics meeting that has been taking place since 1977 and brings together the world’s best athletes for events such as the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m, 100m and 400m hurdles, triple jump, long jump, pole vault, high jump and javelin. At the same time Athlétissima organises the Mini-Stars relay races at the OIympic Museum on the Sunday before the meeting, as well as training sessions for young children (aged 8-14) with the world’s best athletes the following day at the Pontaise Olympic Stadium.
See you Thursday, 25 August in Lausanne !
Festival de la Cité
Innovative, urban, quirky: the Festival de la Cité offfers unique artistic diversity with a pronounced taste for originality.
The programme consists of drama, performances, dance, a circus, concerts, readings and urban visual shows. In short, it will be curious, fantastic and surprising, all within a warm and festive atmosphere.
See you there from 5 to 10.07.2016
The Grand Tour of Switzerland
This set route through 1,600 km of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland and naturally features Lausanne in a big way! The Tour’s official guide recommends cultural destinations, activities and events, as well as some tempting restaurants and some wonderful places to stay. Lausanne has special offers running in the city for the Grand Tour of Switzerland, hotels in the city are offering visitors special rates and packages include tickets to the city’s famous Olympic museum.
Travel to the beating heart of Europe this summer. Summer 2016 will be the perfect time to experience everything the beautiful city of Lausanne has to offer.