Picnic spots in Lausanne

The Lausanner
The Lausanner
July 6, 2023

In summer, nothing beats enjoying the sun and a park for an alfresco meal, so we’ve prepared a list of pleasant spots for your picnics. Let’s go!

For a luncheon on the grass – Mon-Repos Park

Lausanne is a city packed with parks, each one more beautiful and greener than the next. Mon-Repos is perfect for a quiet meal in the heart of the city. Simply bring your picnic or get a takeaway, and bask in the sun. Our tip: we love to settle down where it’s cooler, near the tower in the north of the park, close to Béthusy.

For a picnic with a view – Hermitage Park

One of the most beautiful panoramas in Lausanne awaits you, with a view over greenery, the Cathedral, lake and mountains. A true haven of peace for a picnic with a view. And why not combine your meal with a visit to the Fondation de l’Hermitage?

For a meal on the water’s edge – Vidy

To follow your meal with a digestive dip, the easiest is to go to the beach. In Vidy, you can even use the grills available to cook your meat or vegetables. The picnic area, between beaches and green spaces, welcomes families and groups of friends all summer long.

On the other side, between Ouchy and Pully, several kilometres of beaches border Lake Geneva. Perfect for a snack right on the water’s edge. You’ll love it!

For an urban snack – Cathedral Esplanade

Let’s head to the Cité, on the Cathedral Esplanade, where tables and benches have been specially installed for you. Simply bring along your provisions and enjoy the breathtaking view (clearly, we’re spoilt in Lausanne!) As a bonus, go and visit the Cathedral and why not climb the belfry to digest your lunch!

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