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Lausanne

The most important geographical feature of the area surrounding Lausanne is Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French). Lausanne is built on the southern slope of the Swiss plateau, with a difference in elevation of about 500 metres (1,640 ft) between the lakeshore at Ouchy and its northern edge bordering Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and Epalinges. Lausanne boasts a dramatic panorama over the lake and the Alps.
In addition to its generally southward-sloping layout, the centre of the city is the site of an ancient river, the Flon, which has been covered since the 19th century. The former river forms a gorge running through the middle of the city south of the old city centre, generally following the course of the present Rue Centrale, with several bridges crossing the depression to connect the adjacent neighbourhoods. Due to the considerable differences in elevation, visitors should make a note as to which plane of elevation they are on and where they want to go, otherwise they will find themselves tens of metres below or above the street which they are trying to negotiate. The name Flon is also used for the Metro station located in the gorge.


Highlights

Lausanne old town with cathedral – the impressive cathedral is surrounded by beautiful, car-free roads.
Olympic Museum – provides an overview of the history of the Olympic games, from the first 1896 summer games in Athens through to the present day.
Lake Geneva cruise – paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels highlight the attractions of the Lake Geneva region as seen from the water.
Musee de l’Art Brut – a unique, worldwide collection of works of art created by outsiders in psychiatric clinics and prisons.
Fondation de l'Hermitage – the foundation presents changing art exhibitions of the highest calibre in a magnificent setting dating from the 19th century.
Train des vignes – leisurely train journey onboard the «Train of Vines» from Vevey to Chexbres through the winegrowing region of the Lavaux, high above Lake Geneva.


Top Events

Prix de Lausanne – international ballet competition for young talents from throughout the world (January).
Tour de Romandie – UCI ProTour cycling race through western Switzerland; the most important preparatory race for the Giro d'Italia (April/May).
Béjart Ballet Lausanne – Béjart settled in Lausanne in 1987 and founded the Béjart Ballet Lausanne – a company of world-class repute. (June and December).
Fête de Lausanne – spirited town festival with the most diverse of attractions staged on many squares in the town. (June).
Athletissima – international, world-class track and field athletics meeting, held as part of the Golden League (July).
«Festival de la Cité» – old town festival with over 120 free cultural events in the side streets of the town of Lausanne (July).
jazzonze+ Festival Lausanne – since its foundation, the Lausanne Jazz Festival has dedicated its programme to contemporary jazz (October).