Lausanne

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The best things to do in Flon

The best things to do in Flon

Flon is full of surprises. Within a few metres, a curious soul can buy a lamp made from a movie camera, eat sushi, smoke a hookah, go bowling and dance until...

Recommended Lausanne hotels

Recommended Lausanne hotels

Most of the Lausanne hotels worth talking about are grouped in roughly two areas. Generally, the city’s most upmarket hotels, like the Beau Rivage Palace...

Five great reasons to visit The Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Five great reasons to visit The Olympic Museum in Lausanne

With a new exibition launching and under 16's entry for free, now is a great time to visit this incredible attraction.

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Lausanne restaurants and cafés

Inglewood Lausanne

Inglewood Lausanne

3 out of 5 stars

Originating in Geneva as a family-run business, Inglewood now serves up its gourmet style burgers in an Americana setting in the centre of Lausanne.

Crazy Wolf

Crazy Wolf

4 out of 5 stars

Launched thanks to a crowdfunding initiative, Lausanne’s newest fast food joint is worth the money its supporters paid. 

Lausanne bars

Ta Cave

Ta Cave

4 out of 5 stars

Attesting to the ardent desire of the Lausannois to drink wine, it claims to be the first ever crowd-funded wine bar in Switzerland. 

N20

N20

3 out of 5 stars

Situated on the edge of Lausanne’s party district, Le Flon, this bar is a good pre-clubbing spot.

Friends Café

Friends Café

4 out of 5 stars

Making the most of its position on the edge of Flon, Lausanne’s nightlife district, Friends Café is the bar of choice for many of Lausanne’s...

Les Arches

Les Arches

From a pre-clubbing apéro, or just a hard-earned pick-me-up after a strenuous shopping spree, Les Arches is the perfect place to sit and watch tout...

Pi Bar

Pi Bar

4 out of 5 stars

You need your wits about you when visiting this small but popular neighbourhood bar whose raison d’être is bringing Europe’s finest craft...

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Shopping in Lausanne

Cocooning

Cocooning

This lovely shop tucked up a side street in Lausanne’s pedestrian area sells soaps, lotions and bath salts made using natural, biodegradable Swiss...

Baies d’Erelle

Baies d’Erelle

This new boutique established in Lausanne’s hip Marterey district showcases the jewellery of French-Swiss designer Erelle Bertolini, who has been...

Durig Chocolatier

Durig Chocolatier

One of Lausanne’s best chocolatiers, Durig occupies two shops in the city, but this is the original one, where the chocolates are made on site. 

Nightlife and live music

Le Lido

Le Lido

This characterful venue in central Lausanne hosts a wide range of entertainment, from comedy and cabaret to karaoke and improv, plus regular club nights on...

Les Docks

Les Docks

Lausanne’s premier live music venue, Les Docks is the place to go to see edgy international bands in an intimate environment. 

Le LidoLe Lido

Le Lido

This characterful venue in central Lausanne hosts a wide range of entertainment, from comedy and cabaret to karaoke and improv, plus regular club nights on...

Le Lido

Le Lido

This characterful venue in central Lausanne hosts a wide range of entertainment, from comedy and cabaret to karaoke and improv, plus regular club nights on...

Les Docks

Les Docks

Lausanne’s premier live music venue, Les Docks is the place to go to see edgy international bands in an intimate environment. 

Le Bedroom at MAD

Le Bedroom at MAD

On the second floor of Le Flon’s mega club MAD, Le Bedroom is a multi-functional place that morphs from lounge-bar to steakhouse to club in its own right...

D! Club

D! Club

Big names on the roster in the past have included Boy George, David Morales, John Digweed and 2ManyDJs.

Le Romandie Rock Club

Le Romandie Rock Club

In contrast to the big name commercial vehicles drawing crowds to Les Docks, Le Romandie champions the little guy, giving a platform to alternative,...