From water sports to cross-country skiing, through all the individual and team sports, not to mention a magnificent 18-hole golf course... And did you know that Lausanne, ideal for skateboarding thanks to its unrivalled urban topography, has also become the capital of rollerblading? So, when wending your way through the streets of Lausanne, don’t be surprised if you encounter these raiders rolling along on their funny skates in the direction of Vidy Bowl.

Boule d'Or lausannoise - © SdS

Boules areas

‘Are you shooting or pointing?’ This legendary Marcel Pagnol phrase can be heard in at least 12 Lausanne clubs. Here they play pétanque, of course, but also longue and boccia.

Boules areas
Vernand - target shooting centre - © Johanna Besse

Vernand – target shooting centre

Inaugurated in April 1959, Vernand shooting centre is well known among shooters from both Lausanne and the surrounding area, who gather there to complete mandatory military training or to practise the sport of shooting (competitions and other festivals of a patriotic nature).

Vernand – target shooting centre
Vallée de la Jeunesse – Multipurpose sports hall - © SdS

Sports centres

Every day of the year, outdoors or indoors, Lausanne offers the public numerous sports centres where it is possible to take part in different sporting activities.

Sports centres
Chalet à Gobet - © LT/Laurent Kaczor

Running courses and walking trails

From lakeside to hillside and right from the north to the south of the city, measured courses and trails allow you to run or walk in green and idyllic natural settings.

Running courses and walking trails
Rêve gourmand - ©  CreationPhoto_AurélieFelli

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Chalet-à-Gobet - © LT/ Laurent KACZOR

Cycle trails

Cycling represents not only a fast, environmentally-friendly means of transport, but also an intense sporting activity.

Cycle trails
Pontaise rink - © LT/www.diapo.ch

Ice rinks

Whether you are pirouetting on the ice in Montchoisi or enjoying the thrills of the kop with the LHC fans in Malley, Lausanne offers various sites for those who love skating. You’ll warm up quickly either way!

Ice rinks
Les Bergières - indoor swimming pool - © SdS

Indoor swimming pools

Familiar to all Lausanne citizens, the Mon-Repos swimming pool is open 7 days per week and hosts its own swimming classes.

Indoor swimming pools
Bellerive - © LT/www.diapo.ch

Outdoor swimming pools

Outdoor pools are to be found in several districts of Lausanne, but for more than 75 years, it is Bellerive that has been the jewel among the open-air pools.

Outdoor swimming pools
Grand-Vennes – Indoor sports arena - © SdS

Sports halls

Located within various educational establishments in Lausanne, the city has many sports halls that are available for hire by the clubs and societies of Lausanne.

Sports halls
Chalet-à-Gobet - © VDL

Downhill skiing, sledging and bobsleighing

During the winter you can also ski in Lausanne, at Chalet-à-Gobet (Mauvernay)! With your skis and your sledge or bobsleigh, take advantage of the magic carpet installed for the 2013-2014 season.

Downhill skiing, sledging and bobsleighing
Bowl de Vidy - © LT/www.diapo.ch

Urban sports

With its peerless topography, Lausanne offers roller sports enthusiasts a unique urban setting that will thrill to the max!

Urban sports
La Pontaise – Olympic stadium - © Laurent Ryser

Stadiums

Pending the creation of new facilities, Lausanne hosts both Athlétissima or Super League stars and Sunday amateurs in its 5 existing stadiums.

Stadiums
Lausanne-Sports Tennis - © SdS

Tennis in Lausanne

In summer and winter alike, people have been playing indoor and outdoor tennis in Lausanne for more than a century.

Tennis in Lausanne
Vidy – Football pitches - © SdS

Sports pitches

Whether synthetic or grass, there is no shortage of sports pitches in Lausanne.

Sports pitches

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