Maison Buet

Rue Grand-St-Jean 6
Based in the heart of Lausanne, Maison Buet offers a large variety of delicious homemade bakery, patisserie and chocolate products in its café and boutique at Rue Grand-St-Jean 6 – a real meeting place for Lausanners on market days – and its shop at Rue Haldimand 11.

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Rue Grand-St-Jean 6
1003 Lausanne

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Café and boutique: Rue Grand-St-Jean 6, 1003 Lausanne
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6 am to 6.30 pm; Saturday from 6 am to 6 pm

Shop: Rue Haldimand 11, 1003 Lausanne
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 6 am to 7 pm; Saturday from 6 am 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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Pauline, the culinary explorer
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Pauline the culinary explorer
One of my favourite pastries and chocolate shops in the heart of Lausanne. It’s impossible to resist their buttery and so crispy “Galette des rois”. Not to mention their chocolate Easter creations that are as beautiful as they are delicious, and always highly original!

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All the products are homemade in the lab located just above the café and boutique at Rue Grand-St-Jean 6.

Caracs (small sweet tarts with a chocolate ganache and a green topping), mille-feuilles, tarts, éclairs, rum babas… The classics are and always will be part of Maison Buet, but sometimes, a pinch of eccentricity enriches the pastries to fulfil the most demanding foodies. From chocolate bars to pralines, a large selection of chocolate products will also surprise your taste buds. Maison Buet offers more than 25 naturally leavened loaves of bread every day and also has a catering service at your disposal.

A few chocolate specialities worth noting:

«Les Cloches de la Cathédrale» (“The Cathedral Bells”)
Small bells filled with a praline containing roasted hazelnut slivers (milk and dark chocolate).

«Les Hérissons de Sauvabelin» (“The Sauvabelin Hedgehogs”)
Small hedgehogs filled with praline and puffed rice (milk and dark chocolate).

«Les Douceurs Lausannoises» (“The Lausanne Treats”)
A chocolate sweet with three tiers and the textures of the “tarte à la raisinée”, a tart filled with concentrated apple and pear juice that is a Canton of Vaud speciality. This creation enabled Maison Buet to become “Official Chocolatier of the City of Lausanne 2019-2020”.

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