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Discover Lausanne

Lausanne Cathedral - © LT/

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!

Eat lots of good things

Let’s start by taking our seats at this event promoted by Lausanne à Table:

Chez Laurène - ©  LAT / Chez Laurène

Time to eat!


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

Allow yourself to be tempted by 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 want informed advice about local specialities to sample this autumn, have a look at this MyLausanne blog article:

© 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.

Visit the vineyards of Lavaux

Autumn is THE season to visit the vineyards of Lavaux and to soak up their atmosphere, with two events not to be missed:

Fête des vendanges - © LT/ Nicole Seira

Lutry grape harvest festival

27.09.2019 - 29.09.2019

From 28 to 30 September – Traditional festival with concerts, entertainment, parade, wine tastings... three days of celebrations!

Lavaux Passion - © Vincent Bailly -

Lavaux Passion

31.10.2018 - 04.11.2018

"Lavaux Passion" is a touring event which celebrates the grapeswines and the wines of Lavaux.

We also suggest tours that will allow you to get to known this exceptional landscape: 

Vinyards Lavaux - © LT/

Walks in Lavaux

Take a walk in the enchanting Lavaux vineyard

Listen to music

Experience this autumn’s unmissable festivals for music lovers:

1066 Festival - © Atelier Betant Lausanne

1066 Festival

28.09.2018 - 29.09.2018

Held on 28 and 29 September, this musical festival from the "four corners of the world" will immerse you in a joyous cosmopolitan ambiance.

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival - © LUFF

Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival

16.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

By offering a programme that is both unconventional and original, the LUFF is not afraid to ruffle the feathers of its audience.

Play sport

Lausanne is the Olympic Capital and proves it with its many events devoted to sport:

marathon de Lausanne - © LT/

Lausanne Marathon


Everyone can choose the length of their run and their challenge. Between Lausanne and La Tour-de-Peilz, in a unique and magnificent setting that is part of UNESCO World Heritage, some 13,600 joggers will set off on 27 October. For early birds because registrations are limited. You can choose among s...

Spartacus run - © Spartacus run

Spartacus Run


Prepare for a huge challenge, an unforgettable experience to complete alone or among friends. A minimum of 5 km and 16 obstacles to be covered.

37th Olympic Week - © Musée Olympique

39th Olympic Week

13.10.2019 - 17.10.2019

For its 39th edition, The Olympic Museum is being transformed into a gigantic sports field, from the olympic park to the Ouchy quays and the Elysée gardens.

But what if it rains?

Don’t worry, there is plenty to do when it rains in Lausanne: museums, exhibitions, fairs...


Manguin, The voluptuousness of colour

22.06.2018 - 28.10.2018

This exhibition retraces the first few years of Henri Manguin’s artistic journey (1874-1949), particularly the fauve period of this colour enthusiast whom Apollinaire dubbed the “ voluptuous painter ”. Around one hundred works, mainly nudes, Mediterranean landscapes, scenes of family life and still ...

The Olympic Museum - ©  CIO/Lydie Nesvadba

The Olympic Museum

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.

Aquatis - © Sedrik Nemeth

AQUATIS Aquarium-Vivarium Lausanne

It presents animals through a totally immersive and interactive scenography using innovative digital technologies. More than an aquarium or a vivarium, AQUATIS is an exceptional journey through our planet’s most fascinating freshwater environments. It is a recreational area, a pole of environmental ...