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Lake Geneva

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.

Terrasse du Bourg plage - © LT/

The best summer terraces in Lausanne

Trendy, student-friendly, hidden away, with a panoramic view, in the city centre or surrounded by greenery: a small selection of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne.

The Olympic Museum - ©  CIO/Lydie Nesvadba

The Olympic Museum

Closed until further notice -- The Olympic Museum presents the cornerstones of olympism – sport, art and education – through its ultra-modern, interactive facilities. The most visited museum in Lausanne was founded by the ICO on the banks of Lake Geneva.

Chateau St-Maire - © LT/

La Cité

This is a quarter full of typical small bistros and craft shops. To the north of the Cité hill, at Place du Tunnel, avenue César-Roux avenue and Place de l’Ours, shops and quirky bistros cry out to be discovered. It is around the Cité hill, sculpted by the Flon and Louve rivers, that the mediaeval t...

Flon - © Sébastien Closuit

Flon - the heart of Lausanne

Flon is the heart of the city of Lausanne, pulsing with life, day and night, in a modern and innovative setting. It’s the town’s architectural success: this district of former warehouses that begins at the Place de l’Europe was rehabilitated as a living area with a wide array of restaurants, bars, c...

Lavaux - © Karim Kanoun

UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces

Take a walk through some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland: the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces are criss-crossed with marked trails with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Little trains on wheels help you up the incline so you can enjoy a walk at your own pace.

Festival de la cité - © Laurent Ryser

Unmissable events this summer

Nestled by the shimmering waters of Lake Geneva, Lausanne is a beautiful place to be at any time of year. But events and anniversaries taking place in our outstanding Swiss city this summer provide even more great reasons to visit.

Parc Louis Bourget - © LT/Laurent Kaczor

Taking advantage of the great outdoors in Lausanne

Discover the open air spots in Lausanne where you can go to the cinema, listen to great music, have something to eat or simply stroll around.