Fondation de l’Hermitage
Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts
Palais de Rumine, the neo-Renaissance pile (1904) where the Treaty of Lausanne finalising the break-up of the Ottoman Empire after WWI...
Cathédrale de Notre Dame
Lausanne’s Gothic cathedral, Switzerland’s finest, stands proudly at the heart of the Old Town. Raised in the 12th and 13th centuries on...
In a grand medieval setting with stone vaults and huge timber beams, this is a great place for a beer or six.
La Pomme de Pin
Search out this beacon of French cuisine in the web of alleys in the medieval old town. During WWII, Winston Churchill and Charlie...
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Lonely Planet review
Quite extraordinary, high-calibre temporary art expositions – Van Gogh and the like – grace this beautiful 19th-century residence ensnared in the green peace and tranquillity of the Bois de Sauvabelin on Lausanne’s northern fringe. A delight to stroll, the wooded park has a lake and contemporary 35m-tall wooden watchtower with spiral staircase to climb (great views).
Prolong the inspiring cultural foray with a guided visit and Sunday brunch (Sfr62) in the foundation’s lovely cafe-bistro L’Esquisse or, on Friday or Saturday evening, take the guided visit at 6.45pm followed by dinner (Sfr89). Both require advance reservations by telephone.
Bus 16 links Bois de Sauvabelin with Place St François in town.