free activities to enjoy in Lausanne

The top five free activities to enjoy in Lausanne

Soak up spectacular views and discover the city's unique heritage in our guide to exploring Lausanne for free.

Admire a Gothic masterpiece
No trip to the city is complete without a tour of Lausanne's cathedral. This crown jewel of European Gothic art is internationally renowned: built between the 12th and 13th centuries, it is home to a handful of masterpieces such as its entirely unique rose window.
Relax on the shores of Lake Geneva
Located on the shores of Lake Geneva with a view over the Alps, Lausanne is synonymous with easy living. Soak up the dolce vita on the Ouchy quays, embarking on a long, meandering stroll or making the most of the gardens designed to be enjoyed throughout the seasons. In the summer, lounge around on the lakeside beaches.
Climb the Sauvabelin Tower
Looking for the best view Lausanne has to offer? Head over to the Sauvabelin Park and its 35-metre tower. This free, solid wood building rises up amidst the trees and boasts 302 steps: perfect for enjoy sweeping views over Lake Geneva, the Alps and the Jura. Just ten minutes away from the city centre, the Sauvabelin site is also a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some fresh air by the lake.
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