Lausanne Travel Guide
There are a number of shops in Lausanne that offer a range of souvenirs for the tourist to take home with them. If you're looking for handcrafted items from the Vaud region, head off to Heidi's Shop locate at 22 rue du Petit-Chene.
If you're looking to buy some paintings or sculptures, you can go to the Galerie de la Belle Fontaine, 9-13 rue Cheneau-de-Bourg, which sells a wide range of works by Swiss artists. If you're looking to buy some Swiss watches, the places to try are Bucherer, 5 place St-Francois; Roman Mayer, 12 place St-Francois; and Junod, 8 place St-Francois.
Lausanne Restaurants and Bars
Cafe Beau-Rivage - In the Beau-Rivage Palace. This is one of the best restaurants near town, and is very popular with locals and tourists alike. The elegant restaurant is decorated with mirrors; pillars; bay windows; and has a flowery terrace. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes, at reasonable prices.
La Grappe d'Or - 3, rue Cheneau-de-Bourg. This is possibly the best restaurant in town, and it is very popular with tourists to Lausanne. They serve a wide range of Austrian; German; and Swiss dishes. The prices are above average, but the unforgettable dining experience and exquisite food are well worth the extra money.
Le Jardln d'Asie - 7, av. du Theatre. This is the best Asian restaurant in town, and is the best place to go if you're looking to take a break from the regional cuisine and want to try something else. They serve a wide range of Chinese; Japanese; and Malaysian dishes. The restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Lausanne Bars & Clubs
Le Mad - Route de Geneve. This is the best disco in town, and is very popular with the younger crowd of locals and tourists. DJs spin a range of all the latest dance music currently being played in the Paris discos. This is a great place to go and party till the early hours of the morning.
Ouchy White Horse Pub - 66, av. d'Ouchy. This is one of the most popular bars in town, and attracts a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. This is the place to go to sit back; have some beer; and meet some new people.
Le Grand Cafe - Esplanade de Mont-Benon. This Planet Hollywood inspired bar is very popular with a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. This is a great place to go for a fun evening out, while having a few drinks and making some new friends.
Useful Lausanne Links
Lausanne Free Church (English speaking)
Lausanne Free Church is a reformed English speaking church in the middle of Lausanne (10 mins walk from main railway station). It welcomes many visitors from all over the world, who come either for work or for holidays.
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