Bucket list of things to do in Lausanne!

Interested in visiting the prettiest streets of Lausanne, discovering our museums, eating in the best places? The Olympic Capital is full of interesting activities to do with friends, family or colleagues whether it be a sunny or rainy day. SportWorks has prepraed the following selection of some of the best activities in the area to inspire you!

N1 : The Cathedral of Lausanne

The cathedral of Lausanne was constructed during the 13th century and was consecrated in 1275. Located in the old town of Lausanne called La Cité, where she overlooks the city. Considered as one of the most beautiful monuments of Gothic art in Europe, the Cathedral attracts more than 400,000 visitors each year.

To join the monument we advise you to go for a walk from the lovely Place de la Palud. From here you can enjoy every Wednesday and Saturday a small marché "campagnard" of fruits and vegetables. Sitting around the fountain you can contemplate the wall clock that tells the history of the Canton de Vaud every hour from 9am to 7pm.

From the fountain, take the little wooden stairs linking Place de la Palud to the Esplanade de la Cathédrale. This is for sure the most charming walk in the Old Town and one of the hardest ones as well!

 

N2: Olympic Museum & Tom Café

Lausanne is the home city of the IOC (International Olympic Comittee). The City is very proud of being called the Olympic Capital and the renowned Olympic Museum is located by the Lake Geneva in Ouchy. This amazing museum is surrounded by the beatiful Olympic Park with an incredible view over the lake to the neighbouring Alps and France.

With over 3'000m2 over 3 levels, you can discover over 1500 objects themed around three majors topics : The Olympic Games (level 0) The Olympic World (level 1) and The Olympic Spirit (level -1). This is where you can know more about the skills required to be an Olympian and even test your own potential through interactive games!

Our special tip: before visiting this unique place, take time to eat a yummy brunch at Tom Café. The view is amazing and the buffet is endless! But don't forget to book a table in advance this place is pretty famous...

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N3: Palais de Rumine

The Palais de Rumine is located at Place de la Riponne, only five minutes from the Place de la Palud where you can reach the Cathedral of Lausanne. This Palais de Rumine is one the treasures of the city. In this amazing building with its Florentine Renaissance architecture we count no fewer than 5 museums and a library inside! if you love museums you will for sure find happiness in here!

And if you have kids, we definitely advise you to check out the Zoology museum, it's very impressive and interesting. They will love it!

Palais De Rumine

Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History

Coins and Medals Collections of the CMAH

Cantonal Museum of Geology
Cantonal Museum of Zoology

Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts

Cantonal and University Library

N4: Lake excursions

Sunny day? Don't miss the chance to jump into a CGN boat at the port of Ouchy and enjoy the view and the quietness as you explore the shores of our famous lake!

Several sightseeing cruises are possible to see the Geneva Water Jet, the Château de Chillon near Montreux or even Evian in France while enjoying a good dinner at the restaurant. If you are looking for an original experience we definitely recommend you to choose the traditional and so famous Swiss Cheese Fondue while watching a breathtaking panoramic view on the Vignobles du Lavaux - UNESCO. 

Convinced by trying one of these activities? Already tested one of them? Let us know what you think about them !

Sources

https://www.region-du-leman.ch/fr/GP1033/feter-l-hiver-a-lausanne ; https://www.cgn.ch/en/http://www.palaisderumine.ch/accueil ; https://www.olympic.org/museum/explore/programming; https://www.lausanne-tourisme.ch/fr/P10661/la-cathedrale-de-lausanne#menu

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