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Lausanne Attractions

Wondering how to amuse yourself in Lausanne? Rest easy. We've compiled some superb ideas for you. Delicious food, an interesting history and spectacular attractions — this large city has the lot.

If you're ready to explore Lausanne, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a local expert show you the most popular landmarks. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our top 76 fun activities in Lausanne are also worth checking out.

Things to Do in Lausanne with Kids

There's fun for all the family in Lausanne. Here are a few family friendly experiences you can try together that promise to make your break memorable:

Free Things to Do in Lausanne

A trip to Lausanne doesn't have to break the bank. You can leave your wallet behind if you check out:

Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts - Check to see if there are any special displays or guided tours on at this museum.

Hôtel de Ville - If you'd like to explore the area's history through its landmarks, include this one on your travel schedule.

Place of Riponne - Discover why locals and travelers alike are drawn to the atmosphere of this place.

University Hospital of Lausanne - Arrange a visit and discover the significance of this place to the locals.

Lausanne Cathedral - Toss a little spirituality into your escape by stopping by this sacred site.

Esplanade de Montbenon - Work on your green thumb and enjoy admiring the wide variety of plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Lausanne

Lausanne Center

Lausanne Center is known for its fantastic lake views, and you can make a stop by Lausanne Cathedral and Place of Riponne while in the area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Lausanne on a sunny day?

What to do in Lausanne on a rainy day?

If the weather takes a turn for the worse and you're looking for something to do, shake off your raincoat and join a Horizon Lounge at Geneva Airport (GVA).

What should I not miss in Lausanne?

Take your time here to explore leading sights like Lausanne Cathedral and Olympic Museum.

Are there cheap things to do in Lausanne?

Spend a day enjoying a Geneva Pass and put the money you save toward more experiences.

What can you do in Lausanne for free?

You could store your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these fantastic attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Lausanne Cathedral
  • Ouchy Port
  • University Hospital of Lausanne
  • Bois de Vaux Cemetery