Lausanne, elected the “Best Small City in the World” by Monocle in 2020, extends over gently sloping land to the shores of Lake Geneva. Both an urban site and a coastal resort, the town nestles in a stunning natural setting, between lake and mountains, between vineyards and forests. This effervescent city offers a plethora of activities, whether they are the urban pleasures of shopping and walks in the old town, the delights of gastronomy, the exploration of new cultural horizons or the thrill of an exclusive excursion in the surrounding natural wonders. Home of the IOC and epicentre of international sport, the Olympic Capital is located at the heart of Europe, only 45 minutes away from Geneva International Airport.
A STUNNINGLY SETTING
In Lausanne, you’ll enjoy great bursts of oxygen and greenery. In its stunningly beautiful natural setting, with wide-open vistas on the lake and mountains, it extends from the flower-bedecked walkways in the south to the woodlands in the north, surrounded by the UNESCO world-heritage Lavaux vineyards to the east and those of La Côte to the west. In town, the vast parks and public gardens are there for you to relax and wander in. While urban and chic, Lausanne appeals to all thanks to its relaxed lifestyle and friendly atmosphere that each and every one can savour during their stay.
MEMORABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCES
Lausanne is the capital of a region wholly devoted to the pleasures of the palate, with a plethoric and extremely diverse gastronomic offer concentrated in a compact area: from multi-starred chefs who express their talent in legendary establishments to restaurants serving traditional regional dishes and trendy exclusive places. Add to this a wine-growing region that produces wines of great finesse and a stop in one of the many great chocolate shops that will satisfy the sweet teeth, and your Lausanne epicurean experience will be complete.
UNIQUE, MAGICAL, PANORAMIC LAVAUX
Suspended between the lake, land and sky, the UNESCO world-heritage Lavaux vineyards have been shaped by man over the centuries to create a landscape of rare beauty. In summer as in winter, a walk overlooking Lake Geneva is pleasant, the view breath-taking and Lausanne not far away. Whether you’d like to discover the area on foot or with a private limousine, taking the time to stroll and stop in a wine cellar for a typical and relaxed wine tasting is a must-do.
EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS JUST A STONE’S THROW AWAY
The town’s location makes it an ideal departure point for excursions: a walk in the spectacular terraced vineyards of the UNESCO site of Lavaux, a more challenging hike in the Alps at Glacier 3000, a visit to the medieval fortress of Chillon Castle, an exploration of Gruyères – the Mecca of the eponymous cheese production – or an unforgettable cruise in a Belle-Epoque boat, are but some of the various attractions easily accessible from the Olympic Capital.
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• Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne