The MadHouse Rooftop

Place de l'Europe 6
This Rooftop terrace offers cocktails, snacks, as well as a breathtaking view of the city centre. Open only in good weather.

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Place de l'Europe 6
1003 Lausanne

How to get there


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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.

More info

It is part of the Ibis Styles Lausanne Center MadHouse hotel, which offers a bar on the ground floor, a hotel and a rooftop terrace (open every day of the summer depending on the weather).

The drinks menu is traditional and quite festive (this is the MAD, after all) and the rooftop is the perfect spot to gain some perspective over the town centre in the early evening. The red lights give you the feeling the party has already started, and you only need to choose your next stop in Lausanne nightlife.

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