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Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Address: Place de la Cathedrale, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
Phone Number: 021 316 71 60
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A place for reflection

The Cathedral is located at the top of the city. Going there is already a sacrifice. Like what our Lord has done. He sacrificed for us... So upon reaching the Cathedral, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is located at the top of the city. Going there is already a sacrifice. Like what our Lord has done. He sacrificed for us... So upon reaching the Cathedral, it is just as blessed to spend a few moments to connect with yourself in silence. Also, there is a man who plays a piano really well... This may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok, we usually go to contemporer, modern church on sunday service, so this whole aura about the cathedral is feel kind of shivering and heavy. Packed with a bunch of artistic works in wall and altar, huge steam piano (sorry dont know what it called), we dont even dare to talk to loud by instinct lol. Kind of cool and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We wondered around the old part of town using Rick Steve's city walk guide. This is pretty to look at on the outside and has some stunning natural light photo opportunities on on the inside. Once inside, make sure you go around on the left to the back of the front of the church. There are some cool skull and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The 5 euro fee was absolutely worth the view from the top, which I had to take as a substitute for the one from the Sauvabelin tower (not enough time/rainy day issues). I haven't been to the tower so this isn't a fair comparison, but if you're crunched for time and/or prefer to stay in the city center, climb this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a bit of an uphill walk from Lausanne Central Station but it is worth it. You don't have to pay you just walk in. Inside it is a very impressive place to be, the architecture is fascinating. There is a nice bar just along the road to have a beer in once you are finished.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's a beautiful place with great views of the Lausane skyline. In my opinion is too much restored, but still beautiful. I like it much more the inside than the outside.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

On a wonderful spring day in April I spent a day in the charming small town Lausanne, situated gorgeously on the lake of Geneva (Lac Léman) benefting from the sun that reflects in the lake and warms the coast line. From Ouchy the town "climbs" upwards to the hill of the cathedral (there is a metro). Lausanne is one of... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Cathedral is placed on the very top of the Lausanne hill, easily accessible from the Metro station (2mins walk if taking the stairs on the right hand side after getting out of the Metro) and in a dominant position: it offers a quite unique view on the Lake. The cathedral itself contains some piece of art that is nice... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very much a part of Lausanne. Not to be missed. This is one of the first places my husband brought me to see on our first trip to Lausanne. We almost got married there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

When just looking at the plan you do not realize it is situated on a hill (but Lausanne is uphill downhill all the time). Anyhow, it is worthwhile the walk both for the church (which is grand and austere) and the surroundings with views, old town atmosphere and some quaint little shops.

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