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Sauvabelin Tower

360° views open up multiple vistas from the top of this 35-metre-high tower, which was built in 2003: you can view the Lausanne conurbation, Lake Geneva and the three geographic regions of Switzerland - the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau.
This tower was built of wood, principally Douglas fir obtained from local forests. This is just one of many examples of how Lausanne is a city adept at sustainable development. At the foot of the tower, you then continue along the wide tarred forest pathway. At the end of this pathway, turn left and go downhill to your right. At the bottom of the slope, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing next to a bus stop, then a little further along take the path that passes in front of a house with a pale orange façade. The end of this pathway brings you out at the Signal de Sauvabelin look-out post. 10 mins.


Tour de Sauvabelin
1018 Lausanne


+41 21 315 42 74



From 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021

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A maximum of 30 people at same time, for security reasons. Access is limited by an automatic gate at the entrance. In case of bad weather and safety conditions (strong wind, snow or ice), the tower is closed.

What the Lausanners think
«What a surprising staircase – laid out in a double helix structure, with visitors ascending and descending at opposite sides. And the fantastic views over Lausanne are not to be missed.»
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
Dominik, the arch-photo fan
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