About Lausanne

Lausanne is the capital of the canton of Vaud and the fifth-largest city in Switzerland. It is situated in the western part of the country, on the northern edge of Lake Geneva, and its historic center is perched on limestone slopes overlooking the lake.

Lausanne, a charming blend of urban and coastal living, is surrounded by lakes, mountains, vineyards, and forests. Recognized as the world’s best small city, it combines metropolitan attractions with a human-scale feel. Explore unique museums like Plateforme 10 and the Collection de l’Art Brut, embrace Olympism at the one-of-a-kind Olympic Museum, and enjoy vibrant nights in the city or along Lake Geneva. Indulge in innovative local gastronomy that honors tradition and local producers. With a breathtaking natural backdrop of Lake Geneva, the Alps, Jura mountains, and nearby Lavaux UNESCO terraced vineyards, Lausanne invites you to breathe and savor its “dolce vita” lifestyle.

Highlights of Lausanne