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Spending two days in Lausanne may seem short with all the things to see and do in the city. Here is a program to not miss anything.
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.

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The restaurant of the Olympic Museum on the shores of Lake Geneva caters to all tastes in a friendly and luminous atmosphere.

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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.

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Shopping becomes part of the enjoyment in Lausanne, where every variety of shop is represented within easy walking distance in the city centre.

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When it comes to nightlife in Switzerland, Lausanne has been a leading light since the 1990s, with a reputation that attracts people who enjoy evening festivities from all over Switzerland and Europe.

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A stone throw from the Place de la Riponne, the Pointu offers you open sandwiches, salads and soups in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. At the weekend, brunch is on the menu.

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Take a walk through some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland: the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces are criss-crossed with marked trails with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Little trains on wheels help you up the incline so you can enjoy a walk at your own pace.

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Unique, serious and amusing at the same time, Lavaux Vinorama is the Centre for the discovery of Lavaux wines and vineyards terraces, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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It features three sumptuous Lausanne gardens, situated one after the other along the quays: the Denantou, the Elysée, a little further back, and the Olympic Park, but also the rose garden of Place du Général Guisan, which boasts more than 130 different species of rose. Finally, from the CGN landing stages located at the bottom of the Dapples gardens you can embark for a unique cruise over Lake Geneva.

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The new Platforme 10 “arts district” which brings together the Cantonal Fine Arts Museum, the Elysée Museum and the Museum of Design and Contemporary Arts is a unique venue dedicated to culture.

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