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MUSÉE DE L'ELYSÉE

Lausanne > Avenue de l'Elysée 18

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OFFICE DU TOURISME LAUSANNE

Lausanne > Av. de Rhodanie 2
Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva, combines a dynamic commercial town with the locality of a holiday resort. The capital of the canton of Vaud is also a lively university and convention town. Sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital. The setting of Lausanne is extremely picturesque: it is hardly surprising that the International Olympic Committee has been based here since 1914. The town is built on three hills, surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes, with Lake Geneva at its feet. Rising impressively from the opposing French lakeshore are the Savoy Alps. The attractive old town is largely car-free. Small alleyways with cafes and boutiques shape the streetscape in the medieval city centre. The old town is dominated by the cathedral, which is regarded as Switzerland’s most impressive piece of early Gothic architecture. Lausanne was a diocesan town for over a thousand years. Shopping streets can be found surrounding the cathedral as well as in the pretty waterfront area of Ouchy. Switzerland’s only «metro» connects the various parts of the town and eases travel in this incline-based town. Also worthy of a visit are the parks, containing many Mediterranean plant species, and grand palace hotels like the Beau-Rivage Palace in Ouchy and the Hotel de l'Angleterre, were Lord Byron once stayed. Gourmets will be able to savour many regional specialities in Lausanne such as cabbage-filled sausage with leek gratin called "Papet Vaudois". Mind you, master chef Fredy Girardet who was voted «Cuisinier du siècle» or chef of the century by his colleagues has in the meantime retired. Violier Benoit is the new "Chef" restaurant of the Hotel de Ville in Crissier. Even lovers of culture won’t feel short changed in Lausanne: the collection of marginal art (“Art Brut”) in Beaulieu Castle, the Fondation de l'Hermitage, the «Musée de l'Elysée» photo museum, the pipe museum and many others merit a visit. The offering of theatre productions and musical performances too is above average. Finally, Lausanne is home to the world-famous Béjart Ballet. The «Olympic capital» is home to the Olympic Committee and also the Olympic Museum, the world’s largest information centre about the Olympic games. But sport in general is given a high profile here, examples of which are the «Lausanne Marathon» and «Athletissima», the international meeting for track and field athletics.

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LE MUSÉE OLYMPIQUE

Lausanne > Quai d'Ouchy 1

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Beau-Rivage Palace

Lausanne > Place du Port 17-19
The exclusive 1,500 m² Cinq Mondes spa welcomes you to a unique experience of wellbeing with rituals from around the world. It includes an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, 8 treatment rooms as well as a fully equipped gym and a VIP "Suite de Félicité à deux" with a private garden.

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Hôtel du Port

Lausanne > Place du Port 5
The charming, small, family-run Hotel du Port is situated close to the centre of Lausanne, next to the Ouchy metro station and the harbour and offers you cosy rooms and fine cuisine. Traditional cuisine made from high-quality ingredients has made the Hotel du Port's restaurant a famous address in Lausanne. Don't miss the perch fillets fried in butter with lemon sauce. Guests can relax on the terrace and can also enjoy breakfast there. The area offers wonderful and scenic views of Lake Leman and the Alps. You will find pedestrian ways and bicycle tracks along the lake. A beach with a public bath, a harbour for yachts and flower gardens are reachable within a few steps. A free transport card will be given to you at check-in. The train station or city centre can be reached in about 5 minutes with the new metro.

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Château d'Ouchy

Lausanne > Place du Port 2
Pool: The outdoor pool is located on the first floor and is open from 08:30 to 20:00. As there is no lifeguard on duty, children may only visit the pool in the company of their parents. Sauna/hammam: Located on the first floor, a sauna and hammam are available between 07:00 and 20:00 every day. You will find also towels and a shower. For hotel guests only.

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Hotel Aulac

Lausanne > 4, place de la Navigation
Discover the charm of Ouchy's lakeside promenades, parks and gardens, surrounded by Alpine splendour and only a few steps from the Olympic Museum and the metro stop at this stunning lake front hotel. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, the hotel is ideal for business and leisure trips; it is just 10 minutes away from the city centre and railway station, and Geneva's international airport is just 40 minutes away. The Restaurant and Brasserie, Le Pirate, offers you informal dining and regional specialities from Lake Geneva. Offering the perfect venue for seminars, cocktails and banquets, for groups of 10-50 people, the hotel boasts a splendid view over the Alps and Lake Geneva. The hotel provides a complimentary pass for the public transportation network of Lausanne.

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Hotel Le Chalet

Lausanne > Avenue d'Ouchy 49
This 19th-century building, built in the style of a traditional Swiss chalet, is located in the centre of Lausanne, only a 5-minute walk from Lake Geneva and the Olympic Museum. Guests benefit from a garden and free WiFi access. The spacious rooms at Hotel Le Chalet feature a balcony and terrace with mountain or garden views, a flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with a bath or shower. Toilets are shared. In the 19th century, the famous Swedish author Strindberg was a guest at the Le Chalet Hotel.
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