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Park & Gardens

Three hundred and fifty: that’s the area in hectares occupied by parks and gardens in Lausanne, making it one of the greenest cities in the world. The parks and estates department thus guards a unique and invaluable heritage which is dear to the hearts of Lausanne residents, who make the most of these green spaces to go walking, take siestas, have picnics or do sport in an idyllic natural setting.

  • Parks

    Many of the parks in Lausanne are the vestiges of vast estates that once belonged to eminent families.

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  • Squares, promenades and esplanades

    Squares, promenades and esplanades: verdant, monumental, urban, panoramic or intimate, they are dotted around the city for people to take the air and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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  • Recreation areas

    There are certain spots that give you the feeling of being on holiday almost instantly.

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