Before arriving in Lausanne itself, the town of Lutry attracts many visitors with its lakeside location, mediaeval streets and Lavaux wines. From here, it’s only a few kilometres along Lake Geneva to Lausanne, the Olympic capital and headquarters of the IOC with a fascinating museum dedicated to this global sporting movement.
Called Ouchy, the lakeside area of Lausanne has a Mediterranean feel. Here, leave the car behind for a stroll along the lakeside promenade or take the metro to the city centre to enjoy the city’s museums and shops or explore the historic centre and famous gothic cathedral. On the way out of Lausanne, camper van owners can enjoy a stay at the fabulous Vidy campsite, while those heading off for new pastures drive past the city’s famous university (EPFL) and its futuristic building, the Rolex Learning Center.
One of the few museums exclusively dedicated to photography is housed in a magnificent mansion a stone’s throw from Lake Geneva.
Avenue de l'Elysée 18 - 1014 Lausanne
+41 (0) 21 316 99 11
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Board one of the CGN’s modern or restored boats for an unforgettable cruise on Lake Geneva.
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le Lac Léman (CGN)
Avenue de Rhodanie 17 - 1000 Lausanne
+41 (0)900 929 929 (CHF 0.50/min.)
Unique official Museum of the IOC located on the banks of Lake Geneva and dedicated to the spirit of olympism, is the most visited Museum in Lausanne.
Quai d'Ouchy 1 - 1006 Lausanne
+41 (0) 21 621 65 11
As a spiritual stronghold of French-speaking Switzerland, Lausanne Cathedral enjoys international interest and importance.
Place de la Cathédrale 13 - 1005 Lausanne
+41 21 316 71 61
the Rolex Learning Center functions as a laboratory for learning, a library with 500,000 volumes and an international cultural hub for EPFL.
Campus EPFL - 1015 Lausanne
+41 (0) 21 693 42 14