What to do in Lausanne in October?

In Lausanne, a new season is gently settling in! Evidence of this can be found in our sudden cravings for rich fondues, our dreams of a deliciously warming coffee and we even catch ourselves taking on new sports challenges. We’re also impatient to explore the city’s corners of nature that have at last donned their pretty orange hues.

Our October bucket list

Motivating our friends to take part in the Lausanne Marathon and training all together until the big day


Everyone can choose the length of their run and their challenge! Every year, thousands of runners set off on this legendary race between Lausanne and La Tour-de-Peilz, in a unique and superb panorama that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Climbing to the top of Sauvabelin Tower to enjoy the breathtaking view over Lausanne


360° views open up multiple vistas from the top of this 35-metre-high tower, which was built in 2003: you can view the Lausanne conurbation, Lake Geneva and the three geographic regions of Switzerland – the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau.


Getting the season off to a proper start by savouring a rich fondue in one of Lausanne’s restaurants


As soon as temperatures get cooler, a strange phenomenon takes place in Lausanne: everyone starts to feel like eating a fondue.


Wandering in Lausanne parks and marvelling at the beauty of autumn colours


Three hundred and fifty: that’s the area in hectares occupied by parks and gardens in Lausanne, making it one of the greenest cities in the world.


Giving the day a boost by treating ourselves to a deliciously warming coffee


Discover our selection of the best coffee shops to enjoy a nice espresso or a lovely latte in a setting where you feel comfortable.


Reliving the emotions of the greatest athletes during a visit to the Olympic Museum


A marathon of emotions. Would you like to relive great Olympic moments? Feel the pulse of the champions? Discover the creative flair of the host cities? The world of the Games with its many facets will open up to you for a full and unique experience.


Lausanne by month

Discover the best activities in Lausanne throughout the seasons