Before you start delving in to everything that’s going on around Lake Geneva, make sure you dedicate some time to simply admiring the lake itself, and perhaps the snow-tipped Alpine mountains that can be seen towering over one side. And summer brings with it the chance to take advantage of the 50-ish lakeside beaches scattered around Lausanne. Just remember to bring the sunscreen.
There are plenty of lakes in Switzerland, but none quite so grand, glamorous and straight-up famous as Lake Geneva. And at 580km², this beautiful blue crescent also happens to be the country’s biggest lake. So, where best to experience this mighty, watery wonder and all the great stuff around it? Our recommendation is to head to Lausanne, a gorgeous area on the north shore of the lake that’s overflowing with some of Switzerland’s finest activities, sights and events.
Needless to say, summer is absolutely the best time to experience both Lausanne and Lake Geneva in all their glory. A summer visit gives you the chance to make the most of Lausanne’s stunningly handsome scenery and ample waterfront hotspots that open out across the lake. Plus, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the city’s reputation for history, culture, art, green spaces and gastronomy.
Below, we’ve picked our top tips for soaking up all that lakeside goodness in just one weekend, giving you the opportunity to discover the very best of Lausanne this summer, from rolling vineyards to gothic monuments to boat trips. And that’s just to get you started – for more ideas on crafting the perfect summer weekend by Lake Geneva, simply click here and start getting inspired by Lausanne’s magic.