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  • 1 Ouchy Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CH - 1000 Lausanne

    Now the "lake front" of Lausanne, Ouchy is a famous hotel centre and a pleasant place for a stroll. Its shaded banks run along the water for more than a kilometre and the various lovely views of the port, lake and Chablais mountains are idy..

  • 2 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Pl. de la Cathédrale (cité) CH - 1005 Lausanne

    Consecrated in 1275 and completely restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the late 19C, this building has a simple interior of great unity. Outside, the southern portal is decorated with a fine collection of 13C sculptures; the Montfaucon portal, which was en..

  • 3 Lausanne Olympic Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Quai d'Ouchy 1 CH - 1001 Lausanne

    Along the banks of Lake Geneva, this unusual site has architecture inspired by the Greek temples by Pedro Ramirez Vázquez and Jean-Pierre Cahen, who have created a façade of white marble from the Greek island of Thássos. In front stands a granite tor..

  • 4 Collection de l'Art brut Interesting

    Museums and art

    Av. des Bergières 11 CH - 1004 Lausanne

    Received from the town as a donation, the objects presented on four floors in the outhouses of the 18C Beaulieu Castle were assembled by the painter Dubuffet from 1945. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, models and embroidery made from unusual material..

  • 5 Fine Arts Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. de la Riponne - palais de Rumine 6 CH - 1005 Lausanne

    Housed in the Palais de Rumine, this museum is known for its major exhibitions. The permanent collection is made up of works of art by Swiss artists. The museum also contains the largest public collection by Vallotton, who was born in the city. There..

  • 6 Roman Town of Pully

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Avenue Samson-Reymondin 2 CH - 1009 Lausanne

    Digs exposed a little building where people once stayed in summer. It includes an apse with a double semicircular wall that is around 3 m high and decorated on the inside wall with a multicoloured fresco of more than 20m2 showing chariot races.

  • 7 Pully Museum

    Museums and art

    Chemin Davel 2 CH - 1009 Pully

    Located near the house where Charles Ferdinand Ramuz lived until 1947, this little museum houses souvenirs of the writer. It also contains paintings and works by local artists, terracotta sculptures from Derain and precious objects belonging to the K..

  • 8 Park of Montriond

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 1000 Lausanne

    In this place, where the first Truce of God in the region was proclaimed in 1037, stands a vast esplanade. From the viewpoint you can see Ouchy, the banks of the lake and the Alps. A botanic garden stands in part of the park.

  • 9 Museum of Design and Modern Applied Arts (Mudac)

    Museums and art

    Pl. de la Cathédrale CH - 1005 Lausanne

    The collections in this museum include ancient works from Egypt and China as well as glass sculptures by modern artists. Temporary exhibitions are also held here.

  • 10 Parc of Mon Repos

    Nature and gardens

    CH - 1000 Lausanne

    Here stands the Empire style villa that Voltaire lived in and where the Olympic Museum once reminded visitors of the Baron de Coubertin. He lived in Lausanne for a long time and is buried here. A country garden is ideal for a stroll.

  • 11 Palais de Rumine

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. de la Riponne 6 CH - 1005 Lausanne

    Built in the early 20C in the Italian Renaissance style, this large building was erected with a large inheritance from Gabriel de Rumine. It houses the Library and five museums (Fine Arts, Paleontology, Geology, Zoology, Archaeology and History).

  • 12 Zoology Museum

    Museums and art

    pl. de la Riponne - palais de Rumine 6 CH - 1005 Lausanne

    Housed on the 2nd floor of the Palais de Rumine, this museum contains varied collections. The anatomy room compares man and beast. One rooms is devoted to local fauna and another to mineralogy.

  • 13 Place de la Palud

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    CH - 1000 Lausanne

    Lined with old houses and the Renaissance façade of the Town Hall, this square is decorated with the charming 16-18C Fontaine de la Justice. Nearby, an animated clock moves every hour. Behind the fountain, the picturesque covered staircase leads up t..

  • 14 Lausanne's History Museum

    Museums and art

    Pl. de la Cathédrale 4 CH - 1005 Lausanne

    Housed in the towns of the former bishop's palace, the collections in this museum are presented in chronological order and retrace the history of Lausanne from its origins to the present day. Note a model of the city as it was in 1638 and several rec..

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