Musée Historique de Lausanne
Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains
The Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains is a centre of modern design that frequently holds intriguing temporary...
This ode to modern design and applied arts hosts six intriguing temporary exhibitions each year. Find it opposite the cathedral's...
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...
This tiny, smoke-filled bar fills up on a Friday and Saturday night. The giraffe-skin motif is repeated inside on lampshades and the...
Café-Restaurant du Vieuxlausanne
An old stalwart, where good French and Swiss cooking comes in generous portions. Meat is the central theme, with dishes like tartare de...
Place de la Cathédrale 4 · interesting places nearby
Musée Historique de Lausanne information
Until the 15th century, the city’s bishops resided in this lovely manor across from the cathedral (after which it became a jail, then a court, then a hospital). Since 1918 it has devoted itself to evoking Lausanne’s heritage through paintings, drawings, stamps, musical instruments, silverware and so on. Don’t miss the film featuring Lausanne in 1638.