Lausanne for families - ©  LT/Laurent Kaczor

Lausanne for families

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:

Lausanne Cathedral - ©  LT/

Lausanne Cathedral

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.

Place de la Palud - © LT/Laurent Kaczor

Palud square

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:

Sauvabelin Tower - © Maurizo Di Donato

Sauvabelin Tower

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) - ©  Collection CGN

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 - © P. Waterton

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:

Lausanne à  table - © Elise Heuberger - Lausanne à table

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 - ©  CIO/Lydie Nesvadba

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 - © Aquatis

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

And more...

Carnet de Voyage - © LT/ Laurent Kaczor

Travel journal

With your Lausanne Transport Card you can pick up a fun travel journal in one of our tourist information offices. Exploration, drawings, games, collages and surprises follow the stages of the visit and entertain your children while you discover the town’s unmissable tourist attractions.

Foxtrail - © Foxtrail

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!

Fondation de l'Hermitage - © Fondation Hermitage

Cultural activities for families

Take your children to a wide variety of fun events and activities in Lausanne and the surrounding area.

Lausanne sur mer - ©  Lausanne sur mer

Sporting activities for kids

The top spots for mini-athletes

Lausanne Cathedral - © LT/

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...

Walk by the lake Geneva - © LT/ Laurent Kaczor

Family walks

Walks for the whole family! Discover Lausanne with your children.