A weekend on the shores of Lake geneva
Lausanne is synonymous with Lake Geneva, the Lavaux vineyards, the historic heart of the city, as well as terraces, festivals, little restaurants.
Also dubbed "Little San Francisco" or "The pearl of Lake Geneva", Lausanne is the city of choice for a long weekend of fun, relaxation and a change of scenery.
Once the fine weather arrives, the shores of Lake Geneva come alive with walkers and aficionados of the wheel (skates, skateboards, scooters) sharing the floral quays of Ouchy.
The lake offers heaps of activities in and on the water.
Alongside the hirers of pedalos, kayaks, rowing boats and motorboats, several water sports clubs offer introductory courses in water skiing, wakeboarding, rowing, windsurfing and sailing.
Terraces in Lausanne
An interactive museum and the only one of its kind in the world dedicated to the Olympic Movement, the Olympic Museum is surrounded by a park which incorporates a real athletics track and offers panoramic views over Lake Geneva.
Practical: Family pass, family audio guides comprising a scavenger hunt and a quiz to explore the exhibition in 10 stages. Restaurant with panoramic terrace.
Numerous music festivals take place in the city of Lausanne and the surrounding region during all the year. The quality of the programmes, the infrastructures and the exceptionally scenic setting near Lake Geneva all make for unmissable gatherings where a convivial atmosphere and sharing are the order of the day.
Lavaux vineyard, UNESCO World Heritage site
The terraced vineyards of the Lavaux site unfold above Lake Geneva for some 14 kilometres, forming a real link between Lausanne and Vevey-Montreux. Not only does the listed status of Lavaux as a UNESCO World Heritage site pay tribute to an age-old vineyard, it is also a living “cultural landscape”, a remarkable testimony to an authentic and dynamic civilisation.
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.