Lausanne is a both a sporty Swiss haven – think water skiing, swimming and sailing in the ocean and skiing in the nearby Alps, while the International Olympic Committee, and a buzzy city with a large student population. The city is also linked with intellect, with the likes of Byron and Voltaire spending time here at some point in their lives. Where better to start in Lausanne than the Sauvabelin Tower, which offers excellent panoramic views of the city and is a good place to get your bearings. During the day you might take to some of the city’s celebrated landmarks, including Cathedrale de Lausanne, Chateau Saint-Maire and the Esplanade de Montbenon. Spend your evenings at the opera, with the renowned Lausanne Opera hosting a range of concerts.
Renting holiday accommodation in Lausanne
Instead of staying in a hotel, which is the norm when it comes to holiday accommodation for many people, why don’t you try a self-catering holiday rental in Lausanne with HouseTrip? Instead of being bogged down with the breakfast schedule and curfew hours of a hotel, you can take your holiday at your own pace with an apartment or house with HouseTrip. You can also take advantage of a number of amenities, such as your own kitchen, living room and outside area, away from other tourists.
Where to stay in Lausanne
If you are expecting to spend plenty of time on the beach when in Lausanne then it is highly advised that you consider renting an apartment accordingly. As well as having a quick walk down to the beach in the morning, you will also be able to head back to your pad to rest or get spruced up before a night on the town. If it is the city’s culture that you are after then consider something right in the centre of town, with easy access to public transport routes and all of the main landmarks. There are also a number of quieter area in the city, such as out towards Parc de l'Hermitage. Browse HouseTrip’s range of properties to find your perfect Lausanne holiday rental.
Lausanne with the family
One of the great things about Lausanne is that the wide range of sporting activities on offer appeal to kids and grown-ups alike; where you are interested in sailing, cycling or even skiing, there will be something to appeal to the whole family. There are a wide range of activities to keep your kids happy while you are in Lausanne. If they are looking for some fun in the way, but away from the beach, head down to the Aquaparc at Le Bouveret, where there are a number of slides and other water-based activities. Funplanet in Villeneuve is certainly worth a visit if your family is found of bowling and go-karting.