As a recreational activity and physical discipline, sport is practised on the lake, in the wild and by means of amenities that have given rise to several hundred societies and clubs against this captivating and stimulating backdrop.
From water sports to cross-country skiing, through all the individual and team sports, not to mention a magnificent 18-hole golf course... And did you know that Lausanne, ideal for skateboarding thanks to its unrivalled urban topography, has also become the capital of rollerblading? So, when wending your way through the streets of Lausanne, don’t be surprised if you encounter these raiders rolling along on their funny skates in the direction of Vidy Bowl.
‘Are you shooting or pointing?’ This legendary Marcel Pagnol phrase can be heard in at least 12 Lausanne clubs. Here they play pétanque, of course, but also longue and boccia.
Target shooting centre
The Vernard Target Shooting Centre is a meeting place of high repute for marksmen from Lausanne and the surrounding area, whether to fulfil military obligations or for target shooting.
Every day of the year, outdoors or indoors, Lausanne offers the public numerous sports centres where it is possible to take part in different sporting activities.
Terrains en sable
Activité familiale à l'origine, le volley-ball de plage, aussi appelé beach volley, voit son premier tournoi officiel deux contre deux se dérouler en 1943 à State Beach, en Californie (USA).
Running courses and walking trails
From lakeside to hillside and right from the north to the south of the city, measured courses and trails allow you to run or walk in green and idyllic natural settings.
Cycling represents not only a fast, environmentally-friendly means of transport, but also an intense sporting activity.
Parcours de golf
In Lausanne, this sport can be played at Lausanne Golf Club and Golf de Pra Roman. All the information you need to hit a few shots can be found below.
Whether you are pirouetting on the ice in Montchoisi or enjoying the thrills of the kop with the LHC fans in Malley, Lausanne offers various sites for those who love skating. You’ll warm up quickly either way!
Indoor swimming pools
Familiar to all Lausanne citizens, the Mon-Repos swimming pool is open 7 days per week and hosts its own swimming classes. Other indoor pools are available for hire.
Outdoor swimming pools
Outdoor pools are to be found in several districts of Lausanne, but for more than 75 years, it is Bellerive that has been the jewel among the open-air pools.
Located within various educational establishments in Lausanne, the city has many sports halls that are available for hire by the clubs and societies of Lausanne.
Downhill skiing, sledging and bobsleighing
During the winter you can also ski in Lausanne, at Chalet-à-Gobet (Mauvernay)! With your skis and your sledge or bobsleigh, take advantage of the magic carpet installed for the 2013-2014 season.
With its peerless topography, Lausanne offers roller sports enthusiasts a unique urban setting that will thrill to the max!
Pending the creation of new facilities, Lausanne hosts both Athlétissima or Super League stars and Sunday amateurs in its 5 existing stadiums.