Cathedrale de Lausanne
Cathedrale de Lausanne
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Mike5229
The Hague, The Netherlands10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Absolutely wonderful cathedral, a real gem. But... avoid it when someone is rehearsing on the EXTREMELY LOUD organ. This happened to me 10 September 2021 and I simply couldn't bear it - I tried for half an hour with earplugs in - and fled, while I had planned to enjoy the views and the silence. And this was not the first time this happened to me. Look in their agenda whether there is an organ concert that evening, chances are that the organ player spends a few hours of the day practicing.
Written September 13, 2021
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Xeni25
Geneva, Switzerland267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
There's something special about this cathedral, it's majestically beautiful on the inside. The rose window is amazing especially in the afternoon when sunlight projects its colours onto the floor. If you don't have vertigo try the tower tour for a peerless view of Lausanne. Outside it has been over-renovated and is defaced by pigeon-deflecting wires that prevent you from seeing the carvings which they are supposed to protect.
Written September 12, 2021
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Elizabeth
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Quiet, impressive and calm. Interesting porch on south side. Beautifully carved modern pews in top quality wood, with the ability to turn so that one can face the opposite direction.
Written October 10, 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The Lausanne Cathedral is absolutely the best thing to visit and see in this lakeside city. It has an elevated position on a small hill so be prepared for an easy to medium hike up.
Once there you're rewarded with great views of the town beneath from the Cathedral terrace in front. The imposing Cathedral occupies almost the whole square which adds to its grandeur.
Beautiful decorated entrance leads you to huge interior with amazing stained glass, rose windows and organ.
Written April 10, 2022
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permia
Ireland63,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
A magnificent creation in Gothic it was consecrated in 1275 after more than a century of building. Being a landmark in the city, down the many centuries it has had a number of renovations.

From the marvellous exterior profiles in great exquisite stone craft the wonder continues within. A beautiful vista of slender columns and arches extends along the nave.

A renowned organ was unveiled in 2002. Remarkably it has 7000 pipes and many other laudatory features. We didn’t get to hear it but it must be transcendent.

A fine Rose Window is to be seen, as is much other superb stained glass.
Written November 16, 2023
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ianwebb75
London, UK1,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Beautiful cathedral with great views of the town in the seated area out the front. Stunning stained glass windows and a massive organ make this a peaceful place of worship. Worth the time to visit if in Lausanne.
Written October 30, 2022
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CK1890
Lincoln, UK65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The tower is the main attraction here. The cathedral is free to enter but the tower is CHF5 but worth it. The tower provides a wonderful view over Lausanne and the lake, with a few different levels you can view from on the way up. On the way up there is a small exhibit with an old high backed chair row from the original build along with some other artefacts. Definitely worth doing if you're in Lausanne but not worth going out of your way to do just this in the city.
Written September 5, 2022
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The Cathedral is on a high point in the city. We got there by walking up a covered set of stairs. This was hard work but achievable and worth the effort. The Cathedral is pleasant to look at. Inside, the stained glass windows were a highlight for me.
Written May 4, 2022
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Michael Hausmann( Insta:mikestravelbook)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
If you are visiting Lausanne, make sure to climb up to the cathedral! Best view over the city! And yes its a little climb up=) the city is not flat as you will figure out
Written April 10, 2019
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
This is a highlight in Lausanne, but also in Zwitserland. The inside is great, the outside also. We love it.
Written December 7, 2020
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