Fig.1. Evening Lausanne
Lausanne is a unique city that combines two seemingly incompatible things - being a busy financial center and a cozy resort. This second largest city on the shore of Lake Geneva attracts tourists and businessmen from all over the world. Everyone is eager to visit Lausanne, to see the sights and to join the rhythm of the local life for a couple of days.
When you arrive at the airport, you will be outside the city. If you want to embark on the journey right after landing, don’t forget to book a transfer to Lausanne in advance. Our driver will meet you at the airport and take you directly to the hotel.
Lausanne is located in an extremely beautiful place. The city was erected on three hills, with miles of vineyards spreading around them. On the other side hand the capital of the Vaud canton is Lake Geneva with the French Savoy Alps on the horizon. The old town is mostly closed for traffic, so if you decide to book a taxi in Lausanne, the driver will only be able to take you to the borders of the district. And you should definitely visit the old town since this is where most of the medieval architecture is concentrated.
One of the main things Lausanne is famous for is the majestic Gothic style Church of St. Francis. Towering over other buildings and bridges, it looks truly fascinating. And if you go to the north side of the tower, you will see a breathtaking panorama of the city and the lake
КThe cathedral is the most popular gothic complex in Switzerland. Tourists from all over the world come here to take pictures of the unique interiors and views of the city from the temple towers.
Fig.2. Cathedral of Lausanne
The paved main square of the city is called Place de la Palud. You can come here to simply take in Lausanne’s daily life. And this is also a great place for shopping - fashionable stores literally adjoin the square from all sides. And every Wednesday and Saturday, small improvised markets appear around Fontaine de la Justice or Justice Fountain.
One of the places you should visit outside the old town is the Cailler chocolate factory. There is no direct bus going there, but you can book a taxi service in Lausanne, and the driver will take you directly to the factory. It was founded in 1898, and is the only company today that produces Nestle's Cailler chocolate. The factory also houses a museum of chocolate with the admission fee of only 4 francs.