Lausanne CHILL

The Lausanner
The Lausanner
July 2, 2021

Having a full-on life is good, but come summer, life is also about relaxing and chilling! And that’s fortunate since, in addition to being Olympic Capital, Lausanne could well proclaim itself Chill Capital, packed as it is with spots sooooo ideal for relaxing and idleness. We’re taking you on a tour of the places where you might well find us all summer long!

Chilling while sipping a cocktail at the Perchoir, sitting down to a scrumptious meal on the terrace of Un Po’ Di Più or during an afterwork in the gardens of the Vieux-Lausanne

Oh, that treasured time in summer, just after work, when the day is still hot and we can at last spend time in the sun – we wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world! It’s almost like the start of a new day. And to make the most of it, we have our choicest addresses:

1. At the Perchoir, the Vortex’s incredible rooftop, Spritz or Moscow Mule in hand, comfortably settled in one of the bar’s loungers.

LT/Alex Dim LT/Alex Dim

2. On the terrace of Un Po’ Di Più, the brand new Italian restaurant at the Rue du Tunnel, feasting on a delicious plate of double truffle pasta or a pizza with mozzarella di bufala.

Un Po' di Più Un Po' di Più

3. In the gardens of the Vieux-Lausanne for an afterwork in the company of our favourite colleagues and an apéro snack board.

Switzerland Tourism / Lorenz Richard Switzerland Tourism / Lorenz Richard

Hitting Ouchy’s new Beach, the Jetée de la Compagnie’s Deck or an inlet along the lakeside walk to bask in the sun

You know that feeling of total idleness, lying on the beach, headphones in, sunglasses on, eyes closed and the sun caressing our cheeks. Those days spent between a lounge chair and refreshing swims, and when the only decision required is which flavour of ice cream to choose. Well, Lausanne is simply brimming with spots to capture that feeling that we dream of all year long! Head to Ouchy’s new beach, the Jetée de la Compagnie’s Deck or one of the many inlets along the lakeside walk for well-earned lazy days.

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Idling in contemplation of the lake or reading your favourite novel on the Crêt de Montriond, the Languedoc Hillside or the Montbenon Esplanade

It’s well known that in Lausanne, you just need to gain some height to get a stunning view of the lake and mountains. Proof of that is the Crêt de Montriond, the Languedoc Hillside and the Montbenon Esplanade, each offering different but equally panoramic views! The great news is that those 3 places have perfect spots to relax with a novel… because sometimes, all you need is a good book, a lovely landscape and to enjoy some me time.

LT / Laurent Kaczor LT / Laurent Kaczor

Lapping up the sun on board a boat, pedal boat or a on stand-up paddle

There’s no need to spend two weeks basking in the sun on the sandy beaches of Ibiza, the Côte d’Azur or Italy to get a gorgeous, tanned complexion. To increase the odds of being told, “You have such a healthy glow!” we choose nautical activities like sailing, going out on a pedal boat or on a stand-up paddle. What’s more, you’ll get double benefits, as they’re undoubtedly the best ways of making the most of the lake’s clear water, in a peaceful setting away from the shore being gently rocked by the lapping of the waves. As French singer Gilbert Montagné would put it, “We’ll love each other on the deck of a (CGN) boat, we’ll love each other to burn each other’s skin” (beware of sunburn all the same, and don’t forget to take your SPF 50 sun cream on board).

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Laying down a blanket in the Hermitage Park and savouring the season’s first picnic basket

Our definition of heaven: lying down in the cool grass, listening to birds singing amidst the greenery and flowering meadows… What if we told you that corner of heaven exists in Lausanne? It’s called the Hermitage park and is even in the town centre! We pick up our picnic basket at the information office in Ouchy, pack a blanket (the top-ranking accessory of any self-respecting picnic aficionado) and set off towards that pretty spot of nature we adore.

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