Holidays to Lausanne
Lausanne is the second largest city on the shores of Lake Geneva. The capital of the canton of Vaud, this incredibly attractive city rises steeply from the shores of the lake and is peppered with trees, parks and vineyards, with views across the lake to the Savoy Alps. A flight of less than two hours will take you to Geneva, from where you can transfer to Lausanne. For families and couples wanting the advantages of city living but with access to some of the best skiing in Europe, Lausanne is the place to stay.
Much to see and do in and around Lausanne
Summertime in Lausanne is all about water sports and boat trips, walking the mountain trails and enjoying the sunshine by the lake. In winter there is snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter hiking trails to be enjoyed.
In Lausanne you can explore the narrow car free lanes of the medieval old town and discover intriguing boutique shops. In summer find a pavement café and people watch, while in winter dive into a cosy café and order a hot chocolate. The city’s Cathédral Notre Dame is Switzerland’s finest example of Gothic architecture. Lausanne is where the Olympic Committee is based so take the time to visit the Olympic Museum.
The main reason to come to Switzerland in winter is to experience the incredible ski and snowboarding opportunities on offer in the Swiss Alps. The resorts of Villars and Leysin can easily be reached from Lausanne. Leysin is a charming resort with slopes suited to all experience levels plus a ski school for beginners. Check out the resort’s revolving mountain top restaurant for stunning views. Head further afield for skiing in Verbier and Chamonix.
Although there is no après ski in the traditional sense, Lausanne has plenty of options when it comes to wining and dining in the evening. Try the regional food of cabbage filled sausages in one of the local Swiss restaurants. Head to the wonderfully named resort of Ouchy found on the shores of Lake Geneva and pick one of the many chic restaurants and bars that litter the shoreline.
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There aren’t many places where you can mix the delights of a spectacular looking city with the excitement of a ski holiday, but in Lausanne you can. Book a great value ski holiday to Lausanne with lastminute.com and you won’t be tied down to just one resort. From Lausanne the Swiss Alps are just begging to be explored.