10 days in Lausanne and its surroundings

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  • Discovery
  • Adventure / Sports & Leisure
  • Relaxation / Well-being
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Start with two days in Lausanne and then head off to the surrounding cities in search of exceptional landscapes and monuments.

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Vue de Lausanne. <p>Place of Europe: Flon and Bel-air tower.</p> <p>The federal court in Lausanne is the Supreme Court of Confederation.</p> <p>Small boutique in the old town.</p> Vue de Lausanne. Rue Saint-Francois.

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Details of the stay: 10 days in Lausanne and its surroundings - 10 days

Day 1 : Lausanne

Going to discover the city centre. It should be noted that the centre is much more lively on Wednesdays and Saturdays, market days. Then climb to the old town, very charming with its small streets. Take the opportunity to visit the cathedral. Continue the day with a museum (depending on your interests): Musée des Beaux-Arts, Musée historique de Lausanne or Mudac.

Day 2 : Lausanne - Pully

Discovery of the lower part of the city starting with the Musée de l'Élysée. Then go down to Ouchy and stroll along the quays to the Olympic Museum. Continue towards Pully, with a stop at Denantou Park where the Thai pavilion and the Haldimand Tower are located.

Day 3 : In the heights of Lausanne

Climb up to the heights of the city and visit the Hermitage or Art Brut museum. Continue the day by strolling through Sauvabelin Park. Climb onto the 35-metre high tower, which offers a 360° panoramic view. A short stop at the Vivarium may be possible. In the evening, have a drink at Le Flon, which is full of bars and clubs for all tastes.

Day 4 : Relaxation in Lausanne

Enjoy a relaxing day with Vidy's swimming pool, pedal boat or a picnic in the park next door. If it rains, there is always the option shopping!

Day 5 : Vevey - Lavaux

In the morning, take a boat or train for Vevey. Visit of the city and museum of the Alimentarium or the Museum of photography. Then take the vignes train for Chexbres and discover Lavaux on foot. Several hiking trails (30 minutes to Saint-Saphorin, 2 hours to Cully). Don't forget to stop in a cellar for a wine tasting! Then pick up a train for Lausanne from one of these villages.

Day 6 : Montreux - Chillon

Visit of the old town of Montreux in the morning. Then choose the bus, the boat, the train or even its two feet (the flower path: about 45 minutes) for the castle of Chillon. If weather permits, a small beach invites you to bathing.

Day 7 : Montreux - Rochers-de-Naye

Take the small rack train from Montreux to the Alpine garden of Rochers-de-Naye and admire the view across the Geneva basin. To go down, it is possible to take the well-signposted road that runs on the bottom of the Chauderon gorge. Take 1 hour for the descent (good walking shoes required).

Day 8 : Lausanne - Preverenges

Take the metro to EPFL and visit the Rolex Learning Center, the Romanesque church of Saint-Sulpice. Continue towards Préverenges (on foot or by bus) where there is the Bird Island and a beautiful sandy beach. An introduction to wakeboarding is possible on site.

Day 9 : Morges

Visit of the city, the castle, the Alexis Forel museum. Relax in one of the parks and enjoy the tulip festival in April-May. Not to be missed: a stroll on the lake aboard the Galère (only on weekends).

Day 10 : Return to Lausanne

Complete the stay with a cruise on the Haut-Lac. After visiting the Riviera by mountains and by vaux, discover the boat! From Lausanne to the terraces of Lavaux, enjoy beautiful landscapes, quietly laid on a lounger for 3 hours.

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