The Tourist city of Lausanne
A Switzerland flexi tour takes you to the tourist city of Lausanne. The city has a population of about 125,000 with its port city, Ouchy situated on the northern bank of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. On Lausanne tour you can visit the older part of the city, called the Cite, its great fun to be here. Visit the port area, the 13th-century tower, the exquisite 12th-century Gothic cathedral and the 14th-century Chateau St. Maire on your tour to Lausanne Switzerland. The Art Brut Museum has interesting and inventive works done by unconventional artists. Lausanne Switzerland has been the headquarters for the International Olympic Committee and has a museum tracing the history of the Olympic games. Further on this Switerland tour head towards Chamonix to see Mount Blanc the tallest mountain in Europe. You can take a ride in the Cable cars that climb to a point near the top called Les Aiguilles du Midi, offering stunning views on clear days. There's also a cable car that goes to a glacier called La Mer de Glace. There you can walk upon and even go inside a tunneled portion of the glacier on your Switzerland tour.
Tour of Lausanne
Opera de Lausanne
The city of Lausanne is famous for its opera season, which includes ballet performances, conferences, chamber music and recitals. These popular operas are performed at three different venues, Theatre du Jorat, Le Theatre Municipale and Theatre de Beaulieu. Every year it attracts almost 40,000 people. Enjoy the opera on your Lausanne tour, tickets are available at Billetel; outlets located around Lausanne or ask your hotel concierge.
Cathedrale de Lausanne
On tour to the tourist city of Lausanne you can visit the Cathedrale, the biggest and most beautiful gothic building in Switzerland. To take a view of the city climb to the top of the tower. The Cathedrale de Lausanne often hosts classical concerts.
The Orange Cinema has an enormous screen, sporting-type bandstand seats, and a café. On your tour to Lausanne, a visit to the cinema would be a good change. Watch for Surprise Night and Family Night; all films screened are blockbusters. You can buy tickets in advance at Ticket Corner in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
This chamber orchestra gives more than 90 concerts per year in Lausanne, throughout Switzerland and all over Europe. It has been playing publicly since 1942. The orchestra uses 42 musicians, the same as Mozart used in his last symphonies.
Musee de Design ET d'Arts Appliques Contemporains
After spending 33 years in Villamont Avenue, the museum of decorative arts has finally found a home at the prestigious Gaudard house in Lausanne, Switzerland, magnificently renovated for the occasion. The exhibition space is divided between temporary and permanent collections. There is a large collection of contemporary work by glass artists, together with very beautiful collections of ancient Egyptian and Chinese art by J. E. Berger.
Restaurants in Lausanne
Lausanne has an immense variety of eateries and restaurants, including cosy café's and vibrant café-bars where you can dig into local cuisine. The Vaudois cuisine, which is the native cuisine of this region has many mouthwatering dishes.
You can try the delicious cheese dishes such as Malakoff and Tomme. For meat lovers, the saucisson vaudois which is a sausage made of smoked pork and beef sausage is not to be missed and its accompanying leek and potato puree called papet vaudois adds to the delicious treat. Fresh fish caught in the lake and cooked in different ways is another specialty of the eateries and restaurants in Lausanne.
Some of the best restaurants in Lausanne are Rochat (nouvelle cuisine), La Grappe d'Or (Gourmet French cuisine), L'Ag Café du Grutli (brasserie), Le Shanghai (Chinese), Ma Jong (South East Asian), Laxmi (Indian), and Au Couscous (Arab food).
Enjoy dining at on Swiss and international cuisine at restaurants in Lausanne, on tours to Lausanne Switzerland, with Switzerland Flexitours.