Say goodbye to summer in style and ease yourself into the gloomier months ahead with a feast of great things to do. And there's still a bit of outdoor fun to be had – get out and get stuck into the last of the music festivals, markets and outdoor experiences while you still can.
You’d be forgiven for not realising that Switzerland is a wine-producing country, as only one percent of the one million hectolitres it produces each year actually makes it to foreign markets. But take a bus a short ride from Lausanne into the Lavaux vineyards and you’ll quickly see how dominant vines are in this part of the country.
Open from mid-May to the end of September, this outdoor pop-up bar may be in the central shopping district of Flon rather than by a beach, but thanks to the real sand underfoot it’s possible to close your eyes, wriggle your toes in the sand and imagine you’re on the French Riviera instead.
One of several wine bars in Lausanne, Midi 20 is named after its location on a side street between town and the train station. Its quiet address and elegant, low-lit decor help to give this small, narrow bar an air of sophistication and subtlety – perfect for a date or a classy apéro with friends. Choose from a long list of wines, the vast majority Swiss, and many from just down the road in the Lavaux between Lausanne and Montreux. To accompany a glass or three, the bar can rustle you up some equally elegant light bites.