Blondel

Where?
Rue de Bourg 5
Blondel Chocolatier has been based in Lausanne since 1850. Located at Rue de Bourg, in the town centre, the boutique offers iconic creations, such as its 45 kinds of chocolate bars and traditionally made truffles shaped like small sticks.

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Address

Rue de Bourg 5
1003 Lausanne

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Schedules

Open
Closed
Monday
09:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
09:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
09:30 - 18:30
Thursday
09:30 - 18:30
Friday
09:30 - 18:30
Saturday
09:30 - 18:00
Sunday
Closed

Palud square

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In the centre of the square is the town’s oldest fountain, adorned with a statue representing justice. Close by, a clock presents the history of Vaud in animated scenes every hour from 9:00 to 19:00. On Wednesday and Saturday mornings this is the site of the country market, which also sets up shop in the neighbouring pedestrian streets. Every first Friday of the month, it plays host to a craft market. Typical cafes, boutiques and large, elegant shops complement what this high-class district, which is completely pedestrianised, has to offer.
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La Cité

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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 town grew. Its cobble-stoned pedestrian streets as well as its monuments, the Cathedral of Lausanne, the St-Maire Castle and the Old academy, bear witness to that.
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Lausanne Cathedral

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At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
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More info

At Blondel’s, all the chocolates are made in an artisanal way by a small production team located at Rue de Bourg, just behind the boutique.

The boutique was transformed in 2019 to recreate faithfully the period spirit of the company’s oldest shop at Rue de Bourg.

Anecdote
In March 2015, Blondel Chocolatier welcomed John Kerry – then US Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s presidency – when he came to Lausanne. That visit, in a shop empty of customers for the occasion, has remained in the memories of the members of staff who were there… not to mention the security squad in front of the boutique!

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