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What to do in autumn in Lausanne?

Lausanne, Olympic Capital, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, is the perfect destination for a cultural weekend filled with emotions and discoveries all year long. Autumn is no exception and with it comes a range of cultural events, exhibitions and experiences as unique as they are authentic.

Discover our list of top 5 things that absolutely need to be done in autumn in Lausanne

1. Practise sports

Not for nothing is Lausanne the Olympic Capital! The many events dedicated to sports prove it:

Triathlon de Lausanne - © William Gammuto

2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne

29.08.2019 - 01.09.2019

After the organisation of the ITU World Championships in 1998 and 2006, Lausanne is delighted to host the now called ITU World Triathlon Grand Final from 29 August to 1 September 2019, the last of the eight stages of the World Triathlon Series and the qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Game...

Color Run - © Seeing Digitally

The Color Run


The world's most colourful 5 km race is held in Lausanne. Colour, fun and enjoyment are the order of the day!

2. Feast your eyes

This autumn, don’t miss the opening of Plateforme 10, the new arts district located 10 minutes from the train station, and head towards the Pully Art Museum to discover their new exhibition:

Plateforme 10 - © projet Pôle muséal, Lausanne / Estudio Barozzi&Veiga, Barcelone

Opening of Plateforme 10

05.10.2019 - 16.02.2020

On October 5 2019, the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts will be meeting its public.

Pully Museum - © Mathieu Bernard-Reymond - Musée d'art de Pully

Zao Wou-Ki collectionneur

21.09.2019 - 15.12.2019

3. Eat lots of delicious food

 We let ourselves be enticed on a discovery of the town that ends with chocolate tasting:

Lausanne en douceur - ©

Sweet Lausanne guided tour

Discover the magic of the city and its secrets accompanied by a certified guide. Explore all the subtleties of Lausanne: its centre, its both antique and modern architecture, its picturesque spots and its famous trendy district. As a conclusion and to make this experience unforgettable, a tasty surprise will be waiting for you. Yummy!

We enjoy these events organised by Lausanne à Table:

Fondue de clôture - © Lausanne à table

Autumn fondue


Come to the Valency Park to share a magnificent fondue with friends. Restaurateurs renowned for their fondue will serve the fondue pots and – we promise – we won't forget the bread and the delicious local white wine.

Chez Laurène - ©  LAT / Chez Laurène

Time to eat!


Come and taste a meal offered by restaurateurs setting ephemeral tables in town.

We discover traditional dishes with this selection of restaurants:

Abbaye de Montheron - © All Rights Reserved

Regional cuisine

A selection of typical restaurants and brasseries, some around a hundred years old, offering local and Swiss specialities.

And if you’d like sound advice on the local specialties to be tasted in autumn, read this article in our MyLausanne blog:

© MyLausanne

Autumn in Lausanne and its classic dishes

The days are getting shorter and the temperature is falling. It is hard for the citizens of Lausanne to forget the joys of summer: summer bathing in Lake Geneva and aperitifs on sun-kissed terraces. Fortunately, autumn serves up further delights with delights of the plate and the fondue dish to the fore.

4. Chill out

For that, we enjoy one of the city’s spas:

Spas à Lausanne - © Lausanne Palace

Wellbeing in Lausanne

The reputation of Lausanne as a healthcare centre goes hand in hand with a broad range of services to enhance the well being of guests.

5. Walk in the Lavaux vineyards

Autumn is THE best season to visit the Lavaux vineyards:

Vinyards Lavaux - © LT/

Walks in Lavaux

Take a walk in the enchanting Lavaux vineyards