Balade insolite de Sauvabelin à la Cité

Take a walk from Sauvabelin to the Cité.

Depuis le bureau d’information de Lausanne Tourisme d’Ouchy ou de la Gare, prenez le métro m2 direction Epalinges-Croisettes jusqu’à l’arrêt «Bessières». A votre sortie du métro, rejoignez l’arrêt «Bessières» du bus no 16 en montant par l’ascenseur et en traversant le pont par le trottoir en amont. L’arrêt de bus est au bout du pont. Il y a 4 bus par heure, du lundi au samedi et 2 le dimanche. Sortez ensuite de ce bus à l’arrêt «Lac de Sauvabelin» et commencez votre balade.

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This magical spot, with its waterside animal park (cows, pigs, sheep, goats, peacocks and birds) and rustic restaurant surrounded by centuries-old oak forests, is only a bus ride away from Lausanne's shopping streets.

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Sauvabelin lake
360° views open up multiple vistas from the top of this 35-metre-high tower, which was built in 2003: you can view the Lausanne conurbation, Lake Geneva and the three geographic regions of Switzerland - the Alps, the Jura and the Plateau.

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Sauvabelin Tower
This vantage point offers a vast panoramic view over the city and its surroundings. You can see: The two towers of the cathedral, Set against the background of the lake.

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At the Signal de Sauvabelin
In this sublime park of understated elegance, there is a tree that is worth a visit all on its own. It is a weeping willow, situated some 50 metres south-west of the maison de maître, or manor house, that was planted when the park and outbuildings were laid out (1855-1857). Lying on the grass whilst contemplating the Savoy Alps and Lake Geneva, it's difficult to imagine that it's only a ten-minute walk to the town centre. With its majestic trees and its mansion, the park exudes a pleasant aura of calm and serenity.

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Hermitage Park
The Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne is a showcase of Swiss and international artists of our time. Known throughout the world, the collection is housed in a beautiful mansion in its own grounds overlooking the city.

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Fondation de l'Hermitage
This is a quarter full of typical small bistros and craft shops. To the north of the Cité hill, at Place du Tunnel, avenue César-Roux avenue and Place de l’Ours, shops and quirky bistros cry out to be discovered. It is around the Cité hill, sculpted by the Flon and Louve rivers, that the mediaeval town grew. Its cobble-stoned pedestrian streets as well as its monuments, the Cathedral of Lausanne, the St-Maire Castle and the Old academy, bear witness to that.

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La Cité