Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The seat of the district of Lausanne, the city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman). It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva.

Lausanne has an attractive medieval city centre, cafes, boutiques and a pretty waterfront area. The old town is dominated by the cathedral around which Lausanne’s shopping streets can be found. There are numerous museums and galleries to visit including the Olympic Museum, which provides an overview of the history of the Olympic games.

Things to See & Do

* Old city of Lausanne
* Cathedral of Notre Dame
* Lake Geneva
* The Olympic Museum
* Rolex Learning Center

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Swiss france (SWF)
Language – German, French
Land Area – 41.38 km²
Population – 129,400 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 41

Port Location - The port at Lausanne is located on Lake Geneva, approximately 2km from the city centre.

Travel Links – Lausanne is linked by train to the Geneva International Airport.

National and international passenger trains of the Swiss Federal Railways depart from Lausanne railway station, which is also the hub of the Réseau Express Vaudois commuter rail system, and a stop on the city's metro.

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