Set on a hillside facing Lake Geneva and the mountains, Lausanne offers walkers a series of extensive panoramic views. This downhill stroll allows you to discover the 10 most beautiful viewing points, offering so many different perspectives from which to appreciate the city and its surroundings.
360° views open up multiple vistas from the top of this 35-metre-high tower, which was built in 2003: you can view the Lausanne conurbation, Lake Geneva and the three geographic regions of Switzerland - the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau. This tower was built of wood, principally Douglas fir obtained from local forests. This is just one of many examples of how Lausanne is a city adept at sustainable development.
At the foot of the tower, you then continue along the wide tarred forest pathway. At the end of this pathway, turn left and go downhill to your right. At the bottom of the slope, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing next to a bus stop, then a little further along take the path that passes in front of a house with a pale orange façade. The end of this pathway brings you out at the Signal de Sauvabelin look-out post. 10 mins.
- 6 km
- Difference in height
- 276 m
Panoramic stroll (application/pdf)
Start: “Lac de Sauvabelin” stop of bus no. 16
Finish: “Grancy” metro station on the m2 line or the CFF railway station
From the bus stop, follow the wooden arrows marking the way so as to reach the tower in 5 minutes. 5 mins. (+10 mins. for the trip to the top of the tower and back).
Panoramic stroll (pdf)