What to do in Lausanne in July?

The sun that’s warming our face, the enticing smells of barbecue, afterworks that go on and on, and bathing whatever the time of day… There’s quite a feeling of holidays in the air in Lausanne! We don’t think twice before making the most of the season’s activities, what with sunbathing, cocktails on the water’s edge, dips in Lake Geneva and summer festivals… All that ice cream in hand, of course!

Our July bucket list

Getting your favourite colleagues together for an afterwork on a terrace


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.


Catching up with old friends and meeting new people by watching the Festival de la Cité’s street performances


Lausanne and its historic district swing to the rhythms of Festival de la Cité. The programme combines theatre performances with music, dance, circus and installations. During this unique cultural week, it builds a bridge between the living arts, creations and urban culture.


Giving in to the temptation of surprising flavours in one Lausanne’s fab gelaterias (goat cheese and honey, black sesame, bubble gum…)


The sun is out and temperatures are rising. After roaming the city streets, strolling by the lakeside, basking on a terrace and taking a dip in the lake, it’s time to savour an ice cream. To help you quickly find the place that sells your favourite flavour, we’ve put together a selection of the best vendors in Lausanne.


Making the most of the lake’s cooler temperatures to enjoy sports activities


As soon as the sun peeks out, Lausanners rush to the lake side. Prepare your bathing suit, your running shoes, your bike or your roller skates, we’re sharing our favourite activities to make the most of the lake and its shores this summer!


Setting off in the search of those places that take us on a journey to the four corners of the world… without leaving Lausanne!


Lausanne is full of magnificent places with a holiday feel, that are uncannily similar to landscapes that evoke faraway locations. Who says you have to travel a long way to get a change of scene?


Watch a 100% women’s tennis tournament on the shores of Lake Geneva


The unique WTA 250 tournament in Switzerland, the Ladies Open Lausanne, is coming back to Vidy, by the lakeside, to the delight of tennis fans.


Lausanne by month

Discover the best activities in Lausanne throughout the seasons