Lausanne à Table - 1st August picnic

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Lausanne à Table 1st August picnic
©Elise HeubergerLausanne celebrates Swiss National Day with a market and picnic
1st August picnic
©Elise Heuberger

This much-loved picnic in the park celebrates Swiss National Day in Lausanne.

A lovely way to spend Swiss National Day is to join others for a community picnic on the lawn behind the Montbenon Casino, overlooking the lake below and mountains beyond. It’s organised by gastronomic initiative Lausanne à Table, which invites a number of local producers to bring their picnickable wares to sell in a market, including patisseries, cheeses, honey, fruit, wine, meats and deli items. The Brasserie de Montbenon, located nearby, also lays on a spread. Buy your choice and sit back to chill with your mates in the sunshine – hopefully. Last year it was called off due to rain.