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Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Very beautiful!

It's very beautiful and worth visiting there. From there we get a view of the whole city and the... read more

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Milan, Italy
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Great place to admire the cityscape of Lausanne

While in Lausanne, make sure to visit the Cathedrale de Lausanne! Beautiful stained glass windows... read more

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's very beautiful and worth visiting there. From there we get a view of the whole city and the lake and mountains! Very nice indeed.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in Lausanne, make sure to visit the Cathedrale de Lausanne! Beautiful stained glass windows, a church organ with more than 7000 pipes, wooden benches and statues - I like such places. And... the most adorable thing is that you can pay 5 euros and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is extremely beautiful and well worth visiting. Inside there are great photo opportunities but do respect those who are coming to worship. There is no entrance fee and it does not take too long to see everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is one of the most famous places to visit in Lausanne. We enjoyed the steps and walk up to the cathedral more than the church itself. Unfortunately, we were not able to appreciate the beauty of the cathedral as wooden benches and structures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a must-visit place in Lausanne. The cathedral is a very beautiful building, not so interesting on the inside (as it is a typical, austere, catholic cathedral with not many things to see) as on the outside. But what makes the visit really worthy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a very happy that we have decided to climb up all the way to the cathedral and discover Lausanne, the beautiful works of art and the view from the place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

A very nice cathedral worth visiting . On the highest part of Lausanne with very nice view . Very nice music instrument .

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This is a Notre Dame church.....and for anyone who likes the architecture in Churches it is a must visit, if for one or the other reason you are in Lausanne. The carvings in rock all around are as good as anywhere else in the world....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible. Great views of the Lake and city from the terrace. Lovely stained glass windows and Rose window. High ceilings with Vaulted arches. Plain Calvinist interiors. Magnificent church organ.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deepaktirthani
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

It sits fairly high on the upgrade of the city. Waking up to get there will give you a good workout. Then the steps to the top ensure you won't need a trip to the gym😀. All worth it though. The views are fantastic. Even...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 2, 2018|
Response from RandRCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
This is a hard question - I would think the organ only plays during services. There is no one around during the non-service hours. Perhaps you could check their service schedule and try to attend one.
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