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Lausanne
Lausanne was once an intellectual capital, attracting great thinkers such as Rousseau and Voltaire. Today it is a haven for those who love water skiing, swimming and sailing. The International Olympic Committee is even headquartered here. The town's history is evident, though, in its medieval cathedral, the museums of the Palais de Rumine, and Ouchy, the port where Lord Byron wrote "The Prisoner of Chillon" and the Treaty of Lausanne was ratified. For great views, hike up to the Signal de Sauvabelin.

All things to do » Things to do

Collection de l'Art Brut
Collection de l'Art Brut
Attraction type: Art Museums
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La Suisse Steam paddle boat.
La Suisse Steam paddle boat.
Attraction type: Ships
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Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Fondation de l'Hermitage
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Top-notch art museum with impressive exhibitions from master painters from the Renaissance to the 21th century.
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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Le Port d'Ouchy
Le Port d'Ouchy
Attraction type: Marinas
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville Crissier
Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville Crissier
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Crissier
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace
Anne-Sophie Pic au Beau-Rivage Palace
Ranked #2 of 769 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price: $96 - $354
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
il Ghiotto
il Ghiotto
Ranked #3 of 769 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price: $19 - $42
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant Ulivo
Restaurant Ulivo
Ranked #4 of 769 Restaurants in Lausanne
Price: $16 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Le Berceau des Sens
Le Berceau des Sens
Ranked #5 of 769 Restaurants in Lausanne
Cuisines: French, European
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
2.5 of 5
Lausanne Guesthouse & Backpacker
$36 - $130
Ranked #8 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Hotel du Marche
2.0 of 5
Hotel du Marche
$84 - $150
Ranked #16 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

ibis Lausanne Crissier
2.0 of 5
ibis Lausanne Crissier
$84 - $166 (CHF 83 - CHF 164)
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Crissier
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Des Voyageurs
3.0 of 5
Hotel Des Voyageurs
$159 - $217 (CHF 157 - CHF 215)
Ranked #5 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Agora Swiss Night by Fassbind
4.0 of 5
Agora Swiss Night by Fassbind
$135 - $327 (CHF 134 - CHF 324)
Ranked #9 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Hotel du Port
3.0 of 5
Hotel du Port
$135 - $187 (€116 - €161)
Ranked #10 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Beau-Rivage Palace
5.0 of 5
Beau-Rivage Palace
$449 - $623 (CHF 444 - CHF 616)
Ranked #1 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne
5.0 of 5
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne
$254 - $559 (CHF 251 - CHF 553)
Ranked #2 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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Lausanne Palace
5.0 of 5
Lausanne Palace
$295 - $439 (CHF 292 - CHF 434)
Ranked #3 of 45 Hotels in Lausanne
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