What to do in Lausanne in June?

We declare the summer season officially open in Lausanne! It’s the perfect time to enjoy nature, either by setting off on a walk (fab landscapes guaranteed) or by meeting up by the lakeside. We’ve so missed that! We also want to get summer off to a good start by setting ourselves sporting challenges, running or cycling, and by attending unique events.

Our June bucket list

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Discovering breathtaking panoramas by going on a hike in the area surrounding Lausanne

 

Are you looking for a real dose of nature, vast expanses of green meadow, and panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps? Thanks to Lausanne’s exceptional location, it’s very easy to escape the city for a day of outdoor recreation. We have put together a selection of our favourite hikes, each of which will exercise those leg muscles and treat you to spectacular vistas.

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Inviting all our friends to a barbecue by the lakeside

 

In the summer, many of us rush to the seaside to enjoy the “sandy beaches – sun – warm water” combo. Lausanners know they don’t need to go far to bathe. We’ll take you on a tour of the town’s beaches.

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Witnessing legendary sports achievements at Athletissima

 

A glorious world athletics meeting, Athletissima is THE sporting event of the summer in Lausanne. Nearly 15,000 spectators meet up here each year to admire the exploits of 250 international athletes and the best Swiss athletes.

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Celebrating the arrival of summer with the Fête de la Musique (Music Day)

 

The Fête de la Musique is an opportunity to see concerts all over the city of Lausanne. Its streets, squares, parks and churches become stages for performances of every musical genre.

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Feasting our eyes as well as our stomach in the Lausanne restaurants that boast a stylish décor

 

We’re agreed that when we dine out, the most important is what’s on the plate. Nevertheless, satisfying our eyes just as much as our taste buds is quite the cherry on the cake (talking of which makes us quite hungry…). We take you to those places with an uber-stylish décor that gratify the stomachs of foodies as much as Instagram photo enthusiasts. Follow the guides!

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Renting a bike and exploring the beauty of the shores of Lake Geneva and the region

 

Want to discover Lausanne differently than on foot? Why not take a bike and choose one of the suggested routes? For instance, it’s possible to take part in the Journée Lausannoise du Vélo (Lausanne Bike Day) or discover one of the many mountain bike trails at Mauvernay.

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Lausanne by month

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