Lausanne, des souvenir pour la vie

Discover the must-sees of Lausanne

Discover Lausanne, the Olympic Capital: visit museums, ballads in parks, gardens or on the flowered banks, excursions on the lake or in the vineyards, sports and cultural activities, wellness and relaxation breaks, shopping and evening outings. So get to discover it and don’t miss out on any of the must-sees!

In the heart of the city, Lausanne Cathedral majestically dominates the city. Considered one of the most beautiful monuments of Gothic art in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.

Lausanne Cathedral

The Olympic Museum presents the pillars of Olympism – sport, art and culture – using the most modern and interactive equipment. The most visited museum in Lausanne was founded by the CIO on the shore of Lake Geneva.

The Olympic Museum

AQUATIS depict live animals thanks to a totally immersive and interactive scenography using innovative digital technologies. More than an aquarium or a vivarium, AQUATIS is a discovery of the most fascinating freshwater environments on our planet. It is at the same time a space…


The new “arts district” Plateforme 10, which brings together the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée de l’Elysée and the Museum of Design and Contemporary Arts, is a unique place dedicated to culture.

Plateforme 10

The Rolex Learning Center, designed by the internationally renowned Japanese architectural firm SANAA, is a learning laboratory, a library containing 500,000 books and an international cultural centre.

The Rolex Learning Center

Lake Geneva is the largest freshwater lake in Europe, and without doubt the most romantic for having inspired so many artists.

Lake Geneva

Go hiking in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Switzerland: the UNESCO Lavaux terraced vineyards are lined with marked trails for a walk with a view of Lake Geneva and the Alpine mountains. Small trains on wheels help you to climb up, for a walk at your own pace.

The terraces of Lavaux UNESCO

This is the district of small typical bistros and handicrafts. To the north of the Cité hill, at the place du Tunnel, Avenue César-Roux and Place de l’Ours, original shops and bistros invite you to discover. It is around the hill of the Cité, sculpted by the rivers…

The City

Official webpage: Ville de Lausanne