Explore the rich beauty of Lausanne
Lausanne, located on the banks of Lake Geneva, is a French-speaking city in Switzerland. Situated in the hub of the wine-region, the city has a history dating back to Roman times. Lausanne had its beginnings as a military camp near Lake Geneva. Above the camp on a hill was the fort of Lausodunon. The city was originally reigned over by the Dukes of Savoy as well as the Bishop of Lausanne. Thereafter, for several years it was ruled by Burne. In the year 1803 Lausanne was named the capital of Vaud, a Swiss canton.
Today, Lausanne is popular as a tourist destination, rich in beauty, culture and history. Lake Geneva's sparkling waters create an amazing panorama that will leave you awe-struck. From the Port d'Ouchy you can take a walk along the lakeside eastwards to the lovely Parc Denantou.
Lausanne's wealth of culture is clearly evident at the annual Lausanne International Festival. Audiences can delight in operas, ballets, jazz music and theatre performances. International performers contribute to a truly wonderful experience. Lausanne also hosts the Bach Festival and Museum's night.
Outdoor sport activities are a big part of Lausanne's appeal. Engage in water sports on Lake Geneva or check out what the mountaineering is like. Hire a bicycle to explore the splendor of this city.
Those looking for slower pace cultural activities may be interested in visiting a few of Lausanne's museums. The Olympic Museum provides a clear look at the history of the Olympics. From important documents to artifacts, you will learn all about the Olympic Games. Other museums to visit include the Lausanne Historical Museum, Museum of the Hand, Cantonal Fine Arts Museum, Pully Roman Villa Museum and the Cantonal Zoology Museum.
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Lausanne was consecrated in 1275 by Pope Gregory X. An early Gothic building, the Cathedral was constructed with five towers. Exquisite decorations can be observed on the primary doorway and "Apostles' doorway".
Numerous people have fallen in love with this city and have purchased holiday real estate in Lausanne. No matter how long your stay, though, Lausanne continues to amaze. Find out about a flight to Lauzanne either online or through your travel agent. Car hire in Lausanne is a good idea if you are planning to visit the surrounding areas. There are many wonderful hotels in Lausanne. The service in Lausanne's hotels is brilliant.
Lausanne's vibrant city life combined with a fascinating historical heritage and the absolute magnificence of Lake Geneva, makes it a dream holiday destination. Lausanne is definitely a city to which you will want to return.