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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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Day Trip to Lausanne, Montreux and Château de Chillon

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Great big church in a great setting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a very beautiful Cathedral. It is in town centre and easily visited during a walk around that area. An added bonus was a unique and creative textile exhibit of 28 works entitled "From Advent to Passiontide" which is beautifully displayed in the stunning interior. It is on display until April 12.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

was a bit of a climb to get the cathedral but the architecture is awe inspiring and the inside is amazing. really took my breath away - worth the hike!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a stunning Gothic structure that really benefited from Switzerland´s neutrality. The building is in the heart of the "old town" and you can meander by beautiful buildings and streets. Enjoy the view over Lausanne from the front door of the Cathedrale and once done, head over to "The Great Escape" for a burger and beer.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited many Cathedrals around the world and this was one of the ones which really stood out to me architecturally. The interior of the building is stunning and is massive. There is no entry fee unless you want to go up the tower. If you are visiting Lausanne this is a must see as the atmosphere is wonderful.... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I love Gothic cathedrals and stained glass windows, so I knew that I would love this cathedral. What made the experience especially striking was that the cathedral, while visited by many people, was not crowded, allowing the place to maintain its air of solemnity. My only regret is that I visited the church on Sunday morning. The shop and viewing... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The interior of the cathedral is fairly basic but it is totally worth CHF5 to climb the 235 stairs to the top of the steeple. You can see the bells up close and get a fantastic view of the town, lake and mountain range beyond.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you're in Lasuanne and need to see a cathedral, you can't go wrong here :) Try to enjoy the climb. It is brief and the view is worth it.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

situated over the citycenter of lausanne the cathedral has truly amazing location. not only is the inside beautiful but also the views on the outside towards town are astonishing.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Cathedral and its surrounding are a must-see. Beautiful stained glass windows, some immense, and artistically carved pillars and walls. At the far end inside the church, catacombs of historical individuals, some with carved statues. From the cathedral large plaza, you will be gratified with a lovely view of the beautiful old Lausanne. Definitely, not to miss! We walked from... More 

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