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Your bucket list for Lausanne in 2021

The Lausanner
The Lausanner
January 1, 2021

At the present time it is difficult to know what 2021 has in store for us. But who said that dreaming wasn’t allowed? This is why we have listed for you everything one might hope to do in Lausanne in 2021… Cross your fingers and hope you can complete most of them!

January

1. Get the year off to a good start by organising a snow-ball fight at the Chalet-à-Gobet

2. Eat a fondue in one of the Café du Grütli’s telecabins (Rue Mercerie 4)

Café du Grütli Café du Grütli

3. Take the time to explore the galleries in the Flon district

 

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4. Use a cold winter’s day as an excuse to warm yourself up with a delicious brunch 

 

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February

5. Attempt to follow the pros with a triple axel on the ice of the Vaudoise Aréna (or just try to stay upright on your skates)

6. Reconcile yourself with the fact that you will never be Stéphane Lambiel, and have a go at curling (until 26 March 2021)

7. Take advantage of a sunny day to put on your skis and speed down the slopes at Leysin

José Crespo José Crespo

March

8. Allow yourself to be impressed at the contemporary dance shows at the Printemps de Sévelin (from 2 to 21 March 2021)

LT/ Laurent Kaczor LT/ Laurent Kaczor

9. Visit the 10,000 fish and about 100 reptiles who call Aquatis their home

 

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10. Give your day a boost with a great cup of coffee at Ça passe crème or the Sleepy Bear

11. Take no end of culture on board by visiting the new exhibition at the MCBA (from 12 February to 16 May 2021)

April

12. Take a virtual trip to Hollywood or Cannes by viewing the masterpieces offered by the Festival rencontres du 7ème Art (from 26 April to 2 May 2021)

 

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13. Join other spectators below the cathedral to hear the Guet de Lausanne (the watchman) call the hours from 10.00 pm to 2.00 am

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14. See if the cherry trees in blossom in the Mon-Repos park are as beautiful as in other years

 

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15. Find some little gems at the international contemporary art fair (Lausanne Art Fair, from 29 April to 2 May 2021)

16. Go in search of the places which tempt us to travel to the ends of the earth… while never leaving Lausanne!

May

17. Make all your followers jealous by photographing the most instagrammable corners of Lausanne

 

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18. Hire a bike and explore the beauty along the shores of Lake Geneva (you could also try it on roller skates or a skate board!)

LT/ Laurent Kaczor LT/ Laurent Kaczor

19. Find your new favourite book in one of Lausanne’s small book-shops and read it cover to cover in a sunny corner of one of the city’s parks

June

20. Get up at dawn and start the day by joining the Wake Up and Run event (4 June 2021)

21.Round up your favourite colleagues and relax with them over an after-work drink on one the rooftops of Lausanne

Schweiz Tourismus / Giglio Pasqua Schweiz Tourismus / Giglio Pasqua

22. Explore the Fondation de l’Hermitage and take advantage of its park to chill out after visiting the Fondation

LT Laurent Kaczor LT Laurent Kaczor

23. Invite all your friends to a barbecue on the lakeshore

July

24. Pretend to be Lausanne’s answer to Suzanne in “Brice de Nice” (French film buffs will recognise this one) by trying to wakeboard on Lake Geneva

Anne Bichsel Anne Bichsel

25. Meet up with old friends and make new ones by watching the street performances during the Festival de la Cité (from 6 to 11 July 2021)

26. Experience something unusual by watching the World Pétanque Championships (and pretend that you really come from Marseille) (from 15 to 18 July 2021)

27. Fall for the astonishing flavours in one of Lausanne’s gelateria (goat cheese and honey, black sesame, bubble gum etc. etc.)

August

28. A new experience for you: select your favourite lunch from a take-away and enjoy it on a pedal boat after a quick swim in the crystal-clear water of the lake

P. Waterton P. Waterton

29. Drift quietly (but with a certain effort) on the lake during an introductory rowing lesson

30. Pretend to be Rose and Jack during a cruise on Lake Geneva (no icebergs in sight – honest!)

 

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31. Rise to the challenge to join the Lausanne triathlon (from 28 to 29 August 2021)

September

32. Be amazed by the works on show at the Collection de l’Art Brut (folk art)

 

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33. Stroll through the vineyards of Lavaux where you can’t help but marvel at the beauty around you. Round off your walk by sampling a wonderful local wine on the deck of the Baron Tavernier where the view never fails to surprise us on every visit

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34. Buy a product you have never tasted before in Lausanne market

35. Make summer last a little longer by enjoying the many terraces in Lausanne until the last possible moment

 

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October

36. Choose one of those beautiful autumn days to go off on a hike through the countryside around Lausanne

37. Persuade your friends to take part in the Lausanne marathon and train all together right up to the big day (24 October 2021)

38. Climb to the top of the Tour de Sauvabelin to take in the stunning view over Lausanne in its autumn colours

 

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39. Meet the challenge of swimming in Lake Geneva throughout the year; they say it’s great for physical and mental well-being. Nevertheless, take it carefully!

November

40. Relive the emotions of the Olympic greats by visiting the Olympic Museum

 

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41. Take a day of work and think hard about your colleagues while lounging in one of Lausanne’s spas 

42. Make the most of a rainy day by indulging in some retail therapy without feeling guilty

43. Explore the impressive Musée cantonal de Zoologie and don’t forget to leave it before nightfall to avoid a remake of the Night in the Museum

 

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December

44. Experience the magic of the holiday season thanks to Bô Noël whose fairy-tale atmosphere you are sure to find throughout the city

 

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45. With a bit of luck watch the first snow of the season fall on the city and, as ever, wonder at its beauty

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46. Watch the gorgeous sunsets from Ouchy complete with the view over the mountains and the lake

 

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47. Stroll through the city at night and discover the works of art projected onto the iconic city locations during the Festival Lausanne Lumières

 

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