If you are looking for a tourism experience that considers the environment, then Lausanne is the destination for you. As the first European city to have received the European Energy Award Gold, it is investing in green tourism and sustainable development.
Viewed from the sky, it is easy to see why Lausanne is a green city. Take a stroll through its parks and enjoy breathtaking views or let yourself be tempted by eco-friendly activities such as a trip aboard a solar boat on Lake Geneva.
If you are looking for accommodation near to town and in the countryside, we have selected two enchanting estates for you which epitomise green tourism. Gourmets are not forgotten either, with a selection of typical restaurants and brasseries, sometimes over a hundred years old, serving local produce and Swiss specialities.
In Lausanne, you will be able to take a break in an authentic green city, on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of the Alps.
Many of the parks in Lausanne are the vestiges of vast estates that once belonged to eminent families.
From the lakeside to Jorat forest, passing through the town centre or typical districts, Lausanne has an abundance of walking tours for novices, temporary visitors or curious local residents.
Hire – bicycle loan
Self-service bicycles PubliBike allows you to borrow a bike from one station and return it to another when you arrive at your destination. The Lausanne-Morges network has plenty of stations, including Lausanne, Renens, Préverenges, the University of Lausanne, EPFL, Morges and Tolochenaz.
Propelled silently by an electric engine alongside the shore of Lake Leman. All you need to do is allow yourself to be carried away by the gentleness of the ride and contemplate the wonders of nature.
Domaine du Burignon
Perched high above Saint-Saphorin, the Domaine du Burignon is one of Lausanne's three wine-growing enclaves in Lavaux.
Château de Rochefort
This is one of Lausanne's smallest wine-growing estates. Château Rochefort, in Allaman, covers 4.3 hectares and is devoted to all that is natural.
A selection of typical restaurants and brasseries, some around a hundred years old, offering local and Swiss specialities.