Campagne Suisse Tourisme "Lausanne un terrain de jeu a ciel ouvert" 2024. Sportifs devant le Musee Olympique Campagne Suisse Tourisme "Lausanne un terrain de jeu a ciel ouvert" 2024. Sportifs devant le Musee Olympique

Lausanne, an open-air playing field

Welcome to Lausanne! Fourth city in Switzerland and Olympic Capital, renowned for the stunning beauty of its crystalline lake and alpine landscape. And it must be said that this Swiss beauty – with more than perfect proportions – enjoys an extraordinary atmosphere. At every street corner – at every point of view – the Vaud capital is packed with all kinds of surprises. Whether you’re a lover of sports and nature, history and tradition, or culture and architecture, we’ll wager that you won’t remain unmoved by the inimitable charms of this city of wonders.

Why come to Lausanne?

An enchanting environment, neither too small nor too large, close to everything and easily accessible –can you beat that? Plenty of reasons, therefore, to make Lausanne your favourite holiday destination. Indeed, this small San Francisco on the shores of Lake Geneva has all the hallmarks of a great city! While it can boast of ranking in the top ten sports cities in the world, Lausanne was also elected “World’s Best Small City” in 2020 by British magazine Monocle. As for the 350 hectares of parks and gardens that thrive within its borders, they also make Lausanne one of the greenest cities in the world. No less! Shall we meet there?

Our 100% Lausanner tips

Discover Lausanne through the eyes of three passionate Lausanners and let them guide you. All year round, exhibitions, shows, concerts and festivals quicken the city’s pulse. Regarding museums, the choice is as rich as it is varied. Starting from the lakeside, the Olympic Museum – closely linked to Lausanne sports history – is a must-see. And in the heart of the Vaud capital, the artistic offering keeps expanding, as with Plateforme 10, the recently built arts district right next to the train station.
Clarence, the sporty spice
Axel, the speedy dunker
Marithé, the shooting star


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Lausanne and sports: a winning combo

Not for nothing has Lausanne – “la Belle Vaudoise” – always attracted lovers of athletic pursuits. With quality infrastructures and an enchanting setting, Lausanne is bursting with possibilities for physical activity, both indoors and out. Whether you prefer an aquatic, Alpine or urban landscape, a broad range of choices is available to you, with each option more appealing than the last. So, for all you lovers of sports, follow the guide and embark on our training session in three acts, throughout this gem on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Self-service sports and leisure equipment

Lausanne has a network of connected lockers that enable people to borrow sports and leisure equipment free of charge from a selection of sports areas, green spaces, playgrounds and school playgrounds. The aim is to encourage physical activity for all.

Booking accommodation

Hotels, B&Bs, flats… Discover our best offers for a comfortable stay in Lausanne!


Events not to be missed