What to do in Lausanne?
LAUSANNE, OLYMPIC CAPITAL
In 1994, the city of Lausanne was named the Olympic capital. Since 1915, this city in the canton of Vaud has been home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the institutions of the Olympic movement. Tourists can visit various sporting sites.
These include the unmissable Olympic Museum , located near the Port d’Ouchy. It displays an important collection of artwork and objects inspired by the Olympic movement.
Near the lake, follow the Sports Trail , an educational trail which features some of the most important dates of the Olympic movement.
Opposite Hôtel de la Paix, Lausanne Opera hosts operas, concerts and ballets throughout the year. Fans of dance will be pleased to know that since 1987, the city has been the proud host of the Béjart Ballet , the world-renowned company. Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne is a major European venue.
While on holiday in Lausanne, explore some of the city’s numerous museums, including the Hermitage Foundation, the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée de l’Élysée. Visit the capital of Vaud and its many tourist attractions: Place de la Palud and its animated clock, the gothic cathedral, Château d’Ouchy and Bel-Air Tower.
And why not take advantage of your stay at Hôtel de la Paix to explore the surrounding area? Geneva, its museums and its luxury shops are just sixty kilometres from Lausanne. Montreux and its legendary jazz festival are also nearby, along with the Rochers-de-Naye and Château de Chillon. Lastly, Fondation Gianadda in Martigny is sure to appeal with its unusual exhibitions.