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Top Choice Museum in Lausanne

Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts

The Palais de Rumine, where the Treaty of Lausanne was signed in 1923, safeguards the city’s Fine Arts museum, though in 2019, it will be relocating to Plateforme10. Works by Swiss and foreign artists, ranging from …
Top Choice Museum in Lausanne

Olympic Museum

Musée Olympique is easily Lausanne’s most lavish museum and an essential stop for sports buffs (and kids). State-of-the-art installations recount the Olympic story from its inception to the present day through video…
Top Choice Bar in Lausanne

Les Arches

Occupying four arches of Lausanne’s magnificent Grand Pont (built between 1839 and 1940) above Place de l’Europe, this is the perfect port of call for that all-essential, after-work drink in the warm evening sun or …
Top Choice Cathedral in Lausanne

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 the site of earlier, humbler churches, it lacks the lightness of French Gothic…
Top Choice Market in Lausanne

Marché du Centre-ville

The pedestrianised streets of the Old Town around the Place de la Riponne, in the foreground of the Palais de Rumine, come to life every Wednesday and Saturday with purveyors of quality regional produce such as frui…
Top Choice Tapas in Lausanne

Eat Me

Eat Me's tagline of 'The world on small plates' will give you an idea of what this fun, immensely popular and downright delicious resto-bar is all about: global tapas, basically, with everything from baby burgers (s…
Top Choice Burgers in Lausanne

Holy Cow

A Lausanne success story, with branches in Geneva, Zürich and France, its burgers (beef, chicken or veggie) feature local ingredients, creative toppings and witty names. Grab an artisanal beer, sit at a shared woode…
Top Choice Pub in Lausanne

Great Escape

Everyone knows the Great Escape, a busy student pub with pub grub (great burgers) and an enviable terrace with a view over Place de la Riponne. From the aforementioned square, walk up staircase Escaliers de l’Univer…
Square in Lausanne

Place de la Palud

In the heart of the Vieille Ville (Old Town), this pretty as a picture 9th-century medieval market square, was once bogland. For five centuries it has been home to the city government, now housed in the 17th-century…
Museum in Lausanne

Fondation de l’Hermitage

High-calibre temporary art expositions 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 woode…