What to do in Lausanne in April?

Here we are, the warmer days are back in Lausanne! And we do intend to make the most of them: this month, we enjoy one outdoor activity after another. Walks to discover blossoming cherry trees or the most beautiful panoramas, festivals, drinks on a terrace or sporting challenges by the lakeside – we’re not missing one bit.

Our April bucket list

Rediscovering the blossoming cherry trees at Mon-Repos Park


Situated alongside the lake, this magnificent park covering 8000 m2, given to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the city council and people of Lausanne, is the cradle of the Olympic Museum, inaugurated in 1993.


Taking up the challenge of running the legendary 20 KM de Lausanne run


The programme for this 42nd edition includes: the traditional 10 and 20 km courses along the shores of the lake and the cobblestones of the cathedral, the junior races of 2 and 4 km, the “Courir pour le plaisir” fun runs of 2 and 4 km, and the walking/Nordic walking race of 10 km. The 4 km “Apéro’Run”, as well as the new 5 km race, which was successfully introduced in 2021, will also be featured.


Getting into the starting blocks for the reopening of the first terraces in Lausanne


Trendy, student-friendly, hidden away, with a panoramic view, in the city centre or surrounded by greenery: a small selection of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne.


SGetting into the party spirit to follow the rhythm of the Cully Jazz Festival


Cully Jazz is often associated with the arrival of spring. This year, the 41th festival will be held from 5th to 13th April 2024. Every year jazz brings the village of Cully to life with some splendid concerts. Famous artists and rising stars make the alleys and wine-cellars of Cully, a charming wine village in the midst of the Lavaux vineyards and on the shore of Lake Geneva, resonate with their music.


Making the most of the warmer days to set off on the panoramic stroll


Set on a hillside facing Lake Geneva and the mountains, Lausanne offers walkers a series of extensive panoramic views. This downhill stroll allows you to discover the 10 most beautiful viewing points, offering so many different perspectives from which to appreciate the city and its surroundings.


Going to the foot of the Cathedral between 10 pm and 2 am to listen to the Lausanne Watch calling out the times to the inhabitants.


Between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., the watchman of Lausanne Cathedral shouts out the hours to the inhabitants from the Belfry Tower. Today, its role is no longer to keep watch over the city, but to perpetuate a tradition that goes back more than 600 years.


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