Les Grandes Roches

Esc. des Grandes-Roches
Nestled under the arches of Bessières Bridge, the cheerful and colourful Grandes Roches terrace is taking up its summer quarters. Relaxed atmosphere with a large choice of local beers, wines and lemonades, as well as various dishes to be shared over apéro. Every lunchtime, the restaurant serves a different daily special.

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Esc. des Grandes-Roches
1003 Lausanne

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Les Grandes Roches values the quality of products, organic farming, short supply chains and the environment. The restaurant closes if the weather is bad (check it out on their website).

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.

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.
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Alexandre, the souvenir maker
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Alexandre the souvenir maker
A place that is as unusual as it is iconic. Located under the arches of the Pont Bessières, I don’t miss a single opportunity to go there and savour a good local beer. Chilled atmosphere guaranteed!
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Valérie, the trendy artsy
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Valérie the trendy artsy
With its colourful and mismatched tables and chairs and palm trees, a feeling of being on holiday permeates the area under the Pont Bessières. I love that pop-up bar for its friendly, arty and inspiring atmosphere at all times of the day.

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