Every year, we present you with ten different tourist destinations in Switzerland that are worth a visit.
Lausanne: rediscover the summer.
Festivals, open-air events and a great atmosphere.
Good things are very close by! For the sake of the environment more and more people are deciding to enjoy their holidays at home. Our insider’s tip for you – come to Lausanne and experience the urbane feeling of this vibrant city! With the vineyards, which are classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lake Geneva and the Savoy Alps right on its doorstep, the city is also close to nature. When you sit on the private landing stage, the “Jetée de la Compagnie”, sip a refreshing drink and cool your feet off in the waters of the lake, you find yourself on one of the most attractive terraces in the world. Or how about a yoga lesson right by Lake Geneva, where you can immerse your mind in the unfamiliar?
It is all happening in mid-July: the whole city celebrates the “Festival de la Cité Lausanne” and cordially invites you to share the thrills, dance along and party. Artists from all around the world are in attendance there over a period of six days. You can look forward to a broad and mixed range of concerts as well as dance and theatre performances in the open air, and these will delight the whole family.
Fine cuisine will also be a major feature in the capital city of Vaud. “Lausanne à Table” is organising various events for gourmets, such as the “Yellow Mafia Market” on 21 July, or the traditional 1 August picnic: you can relax and use loungers, sun shades and barbecues free of charge in one of the most attractive parks in the city with a breathtaking view of the lake. Enjoy local drinks at the outdoor bar while the children attend the events that are on offer.
We look forward to your visit.
Tanja Dubas, Head of Sales & Marketing, Lausanne Tourism