A visit ?
Are you coming to Lausanne for the first time or do you know it like the back of your hand? Whatever the case may be, this section will be your guide among marked paths and original itineraries.
Lausanne has such a profusion of cultural and tourist attractions that one visit to the town is not enough. If you are seeking practical information, do not hesitate to contact our offices in the town centre. Find out the best way of getting around Lausanne without worrying about its hills!
Solo trips or guided visits to must-see places, a day of cycling or walking to enjoy year-round attractions, eating out in the evenings or clubbing – there's something new every day!
Welcome to Lausanne!
Are you coming to Lausanne for the first time or would you like to do something different? Several information points are available to give you guidance and information.
Rooms in every price bracket. With over 130,000 inhabitants, the capital of the Canton of Vaud lies at the heart of a conurbation undergoing extensive development in terms of its economy, town planning and mobility.
Food and drink
Situated in an exceptional setting on the banks of Lake Geneva – the biggest lake in Europe – and at the gateway to the Alps, Lausanne is a city where the term “gastronomy” is not an empty word.
On foot, by bus, by metro, or by bicycle. Lausanne has promoted soft mobility for a number of years and offers local residents and visitors alike a variety of options for getting around by metro, bus, bicycle or on foot.
From the lakeside to Jorat forest, passing through the town centre or typical districts, Lausanne has an abundance of walking tours for novices, temporary visitors or curious local residents.
Lausanne, the smallest of Switzerland's cities, also owes its reputation to the leisure opportunities on offer. Sport, culture, walking tours, clubbing, cinema or shopping: whether you are 7 or 77, anything is possible.
Marvel at the sights
See Lausanne and smile. Topography without equal, distinct seasons, a setting of breathtaking beauty: all elements that have inspired, and continue to feed, the imagination of picture makers
Bureau de la communication
Secrétariat général de la Direction Culture et développement urbain
Escaliers du Marché
Réception au 1er étage
Case postale 6904
Phone +41 21 315 25 50
Fax +41 21 315 20 04
tl: Saint-François, Bel-Air
m1: Lausanne-Flon; m2: Riponne-M. Béjart