What to do in Lausanne in September?

In September in Lausanne, we do everything we can to extend the summer, going for one swim after another and one walk in the sun after another. We make the most of the season and we don’t forget to fill up on delicious products that remind us of summer! It’s also back to school now, with new cultural exhibitions and events that we’re so looking forward to!

Our September bucket list

Walking in the Lavaux vineyards and finishing the stroll by tasting a flavourful local wine on the Baron Tavernier’s Deck


At this little paradise, you get to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the wine terraces of Lavaux UNESCO while tasting the wines and products from the region. Le Baron Tavernier and its Le Deck restaurant are members of the Vaud Œnotourisme network, which offers personalized experiences for epicureans.


Buying a product we’ve never tasted before at the Lausanne market


A real Lausanne institution, the town centre market sets out its stalls every Wednesday and Saturday morning from the Place de la Riponne to the Place Saint-François as well as in the adjacent pedestrianised streets.


Extending the summer by making the most of Lake Geneva, no matter what


Lending itself as much to barbecues on the beach as dinners on board the steamships that crisscross its waters, it offers every possible aquatic pleasure: sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, pedalos… all the joys of summer, giving way to the magical light of the autumn and the soft mists of winter.


Climbing the 224 steps that lead up to the Cathedral’s belfry and admiring the superb panorama over the city, the lake and mountains


At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.


Filling up on culture by spending an awesome time at Plateforme 10, the Arts Quarter


Just a few short steps from the main train station, PLATEFORME 10 is the new arts district in Lausanne. Unique in Switzerland, this neighborhood has arisen on the site of a former railway locomotive repair shed. The site gathers the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (MCBA), the Cantonal Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (mudac) and the Cantonal Museum for Photography (Photo Elysée).


Experiencing a timeless moment during Museum Night


This annual occasion allows Lausanners to discover and rediscover the exhibitions of their favourite museums long into the night, in a festive atmosphere that’s full of surprises.


Lausanne by month

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