La Chocolatière

Escaliers du Marché 1
Since 1970, La Chocolatière has been artisanally producing chocolates, confectionery, creations, ice creams and other treats. These natural, quality products made in Switzerland can be found in the company’s two Lausanne boutiques, at Escaliers du Marché 1 and Avenue Mon-Repos 14.

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Escaliers du Marché 1
1003 Lausanne

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Boutique: Escaliers du Marché 1, 1003 Lausanne
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6.30 pm; Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.

Boutique: Avenue Mon-Repos 14, 1005 Lausanne
Opening hours: Monday from 1.30 pm to 6.30 pm; Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6.30 pm; Saturday from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.

Palud square

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.

La Cité

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.

Lausanne Cathedral

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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At La Chocolatière, you will find a rich assortment of chocolates, among which “pavés glacés” (frozen chocolate cubes), melting truffles and “Les Trois Frères” (three caramelised hazelnuts coated in milk chocolate) as well as “Rêve de Cacao” (a thin slab of dark chocolate with cacao nibs) and the “Adorable Clémentine”, (clementine wedges partially coated in dark chocolate), not to forget the seasonal creations and spreads. Every summer, La Chocolatière ice creams, made exclusively from natural ingredients and fairtrade FairSwiss milk, are eagerly awaited.

La Chocolatière also offers various fine grocery products, such as oils, vinegars, mustards, soups, fruit juices, jams, and a variety of flavoured teas.

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