Brimming with sophisticated symbols of historic heritage and cultural wealth, the stunning city of Lausanne combines the best of natural and metropolitan splendour. Located upon the blissful banks of Lake Geneva, Lausanne buzzes with an effervescent energy borne from its high student population and status of an Olympic city. Artistic expression is well represented in excellent galleries while Switzerland’s only metro connects the distinctive districts of the city, making travel between impressive monuments and alluring landmarks completely simple.
One of the city’s most distinct and defining features is the resplendent Cathedral de Notre Dame. A peaceful pedestrianized zone surrounds the sacred structure, heightening the incandescent atmosphere that exudes from the splintered spires and richly decorated façade.
Symbolising the historic heart of Lausanne’s enchanting old town, the Place de la Palud is a medieval myriad of beautiful buildings and stunning sculptures. In its centre, a colourful figure protrudes from a basin filled with colourful flowers, summarising the quaint and charismatic beauty of this unique city.
Sport occupies a big role in the cultural calendar of Lausanne, and the Olympic Museum provides an overview of the city’s interesting sporting history. With intriguing artefacts and sporting memorabilia, the museum traces Olympic history from its Athenian origins.
Housed in Lausanne’s principal palace, the fine food and opulent décor of La Table d’Edgard are as exquisite as its fabulous façade. Sink into a richly upholstered chair before selecting a sumptuous speciality from the majestic menu; signature dishes are inspired by classic dishes of the Mediterranean and promise to deliver on flavour and flair. (Rue Grand-Chêne 7 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland)