One day in Lausanne

Lausanne is about 45 minutes train ride from Geneva. It’s a perfect day trip destination. The city is famous for a lot of things: Olympic Capital, wine-growing region, Higher Education, art and etc. I was only able to glance into this amazing city in the one-day trip.

We walked around the city from south to north. The city lies on the side of Lac Léman. The city is basically built on a hill, actually pretty steep. It was a bit tiring to walk from the lakeside all the way to the old town. But we were actually very lucky. The weather was sunny and warm. The view of Lac Léman was amazing. (even better than what’s shown on the photos.)Walking alone Port Ouchy was a pleasant experience. You can enjoy a cup of coffee with the sunshine, boats and swans.


The Olympic Museum is right by the lake side. I didn’t go inside but visited the front garden.
The old town area is very crowded, full of tourism attractions. The streets are narrow. Pedestrians, bikes and cars altogether make it even more crowded.
Cathédrale de Lausanne is the biggest church in Switzerland. It was splendid indeed. It is the highest spot in the old town. You can have a nice aerial view there. Great place to take some great pictures.
We spent our afternoon time at Esplanade de Montbonon. It is a very pretty park. Local people jog there or simply lie on the ground to relax.
Before we returned back to geneva, we made it to the happy hour at Starbucks. 🙂 It was just nice sitting down, having some random conversations. We did’t rush this time, so we found the beauty within simply slowing down when traveling.

Author: Yue Zhang

Graduate student currently studying at University of Westminster, London. For my passion in storytelling, I am adventuring abroad to learn more.

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