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La Folie Voltaire

Folie Voltaire awaits you beneath Allée des Marroniers in the heart of Mon-Repos park. Enjoy the terrace in the shade of the trees to savour local cuisine of the season: artisan ice creams and gourmet lunches.
This small pretty café offers a terrace on gravel, shaded by chestnut trees. Its menu card is faithful to the region: beverages and home-made pâtisseries or made by a local artisan. The ice creams, pancakes and especially the weekend breakfasts are the highlights of the menu.
This café iin the heart of the Mon-Repos park s very popular with the inhabitants of Lausanne.

Mon-Repos is one of Lausanne’s most beautiful parks offering aviaries elegant buildings and lawns that invite you to a stroll. There used to be a theatre too, featuring Voltaire’s plays during one of the writer’s visits in the capital of Vaud.

This illustrious guest inspired the creators of Folie Voltaire. Its café in a kiosk of that epoch is familiar to Parisians and fans of the City of Light.
Just like all small pleasures, Folie Voltaire is ephemeral and spontaneous: it is only open when the weather permits it and there is no advance booking


Parc de Mon Repos
1005 Lausanne


+4179 451 14 46



Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 14:00 - 18:30
Sat 12:00 - 19:00
Sun 12:00 - 18:30

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Parking and public transport nearby
Green and shady terrace
Theme events
Brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m.

Open from Tuesday to Saturday, weather permitting
No advance booking

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