Montbenon Esplanade

Esplanade de Montebenon
This site is one of the most beautiful balconies from which to view the lake.
Here you will find a statue depicting a legendary Helvetian hero equipped with his crossbow: Guillaume Tell. In this ancient city centre square, just a stone's throw from the Church of St. Francis, Montbenon Esplanade offers you an extraordinary range of environments along a stretch of entirely flat ground covering more than half a kilometre, a novelty in Lausanne!

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Esplanade de Montebenon
1003 Lausanne

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You pass from a shady promenade via banks bedecked in flowers, to an enchanting setting around a romantic fountain. If you want to feel the beating pulse of a contented city while enjoying magnificent views, this is the place to come!
Two regal buildings are the crowning glory of this esplanade: the Casino de Montbenon, famous as the home of the Swiss Film Archive, and the impressive Renaissance-style Palais de Justice.

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