Lausanne is the perfect destination for a family break: You will be able to benefit from the many parks and gardens, as well as areas set aside for relaxation, play or discovery - all set against the backdrop of the Alps and Lake Geneva. You will be able not only to visit numerous museums but also to walk around the old town, the historic heart of Lausanne, dominated by its cathedral.
Discover the old town:
At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
In the centre of the square is the town’s oldest fountain, adorned with a statue representing justice. Close by, a clock presents the history of Vaud in animated scenes every hour from 9:00 to 19:00. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings this is the site of the country market, which also sets up shop i...
Take a walk in the Sauvabelin park:
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.
Enjoy Lake Geneva:
Cruise on Lake Geneva (CGN)
For a romantic or a gourmet cruise or simply to cross Lake Geneva, the ships of the General Navigation Company are a must during your vacation in Switzerland. Embark at Lausanne-Ouchy and travel to one of the forty ports on the Swiss or French shores of Lake Geneva.
Pedal boats - small motor boats - waterski
Enjoy a refreshing ride on Lake Geneva. Swimming, chilling out, playing on the water slide on the deck, snoozing under the parasol…
Enjoy a good meal:
A foodie destination
Lausanne is bursting with venues and events that will delight foodies. Brunch, gourmet meals, desserts and chocolate... everything is there to tempt your taste buds.
Learn with fun:
The Olympic Museum
Discover the world of the Games with over 150 screens and 1500 objects. The children will love slipping into the skin of an athlete with the help of interactive activities.
AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne
The biggest soft water aquarium-vivarium in Europe with over 10,000 fish and 100 reptiles and amphibians waiting to be discovered in an immersive
Foxtrail Lausanne – on the fox’s trail
Foxtrail is a hectic treasure hunt that combines a scavenger hunt and an escape game. Solve puzzles, decipher secret messages and discover the city in a playful way. A moment of pure pleasure with family and between friends and colleagues!
Cultural activities for families
Take your children to a wide variety of fun events and activities in Lausanne and the surrounding area.
Highlights of Lausanne
Whether by bus or by bike, on foot or on skates, discover Lausanne, Olympic Capital: museum visits, a stroll in the parks and gardens or along the floral quays, excursions on the lake or in the vineyards, sporting and cultural activities, a relaxing spa break, shopping and nights out. So let’s get e...