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Lausanne by Eurostar
Lausanne is the capital of the canton of Vaud and is located in Switzerland. This beautiful city is located on the shores of Lake Leman. It is bordered by Evian-les-Cains and the Jura Mountains. The city has a population of a little over a quarter of a million people and is the home of the International Olympic Committee. Lausanne is also a prime location in the wine region.
The Romans first built a camp on what would eventually become the city. Many cultural treasures are part of this city's culture. This city has been a haven for religious figures was the home to a seminary until it was closed in 1812. The city became part of the Swiss Federation after the Napoleonic Wars. Lausanne was built on the shore of Lake Geneva. Because of the city's unique design, visitors need to be sure what elevation of the city they want to visit because the various bridges can place one dozens of meters higher or lower than expected.
This city has often been the final home to many exiles, and expatriates including deposed monarchs. Many leading writers including Rousseau and Voltaire have long been associated with the city. The city boasts many higher levels of education including colleges and universities. The city is the home of the Olympics and sports has played a strong role in the city's development and is currently the home to the International Table Tennis Federation.
Travel to Lausanne By Eurostar
This sports town can be reached with the Eurostar London to Lausanne Train. The trip can be taken on the Eurostar London Paris Train and is very simple and easy to use. Eurostar train is a high speed passenger train that allows the people of London to connect to Paris, Brussels, Lille and other great destinations in Europe. Although this mode of transportation may be slightly more expensive than taking a cheap flight or ferry, the trains punctuality, excellent on-board services, and high speed capabilities makes this the perfect choice for travelling in Europe. You can visit Lausanne by using Eurostar's one price system that has been negotiated with several train partners in the United Kingdom.
Eurostar Prices for Eurostar London Lausanne Train
The price for this trip begins at £254.00 depending on the number of stops and choices you make.
Attractions in Lausanne
Lausanne has many religious sites and museums to enjoy when visiting this historic city. The city's culture includes music, sports, arts, architecture, and a diverse amount of historical monuments.
The Cathedral of Lausanne is considered a beautiful Gothic structure unlike most any other in Europe. About one hundred and fifty miles from the shores of Lake Geneva, you can find this cathedral that was built in 1175. This building is luxuriously outfitted with sculptures and bas-reliefs. It is a prime example of the unique architecture of this time period. The cathedral was restored in the thirteenth century and is known for the two towers it has. The observation deck has more than two hundred steps that lead up to the tower.
The Olympic Museum is a must see sight when people visit this sports city. Since the Olympics committee is located in the city, a museum dedicated to the history of sports is a natural choice. There are many artefacts and commemoratives dating back to the Aztec empire. The museum uses advanced audiovisual, robotic, and computer technology can help visitors to learn more about the history of sports in history. The Olympic torch is on permanent display near the entrance to the museum.
Historical Museum of Ancient Lausanne used to be the bishop's palace until the fifteenth century. This museum has a collection of historical studies of the ancient Lausanne. One of the must see sights is the replica of the city as it once appeared in the seventeenth century. Museum of Fine Arts is devoted to works of arts of artists who painted in Western Switzerland during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. This unusual complex also houses the Zoological Museum and the Archaeological and Historical Museums.
Romain de Lausanne-Vidy Museum is a very intriguing museum dedicated to Roman art. Many of the Roman remains and artefacts are stored in this location including the tools of the everyday life such as pins, togas, and coins.
Events in Lausanne
Prix de Lausanne is an annual event that showcases some of the fiercest competition for young dancers. It is held at the Theatre de Beaulieu and many people have the opportunity to see some of the future stars of tomorrow.
Lausanne Carnival happens each May and last for three days. The amount of food, theatrical performances, live music, and art that is part of this carnival is unrivalled. You can begin enjoying the amazing food early in the day and dance long into the night.
Casino de Montbenon happens daily and contrary to its name, no gambling takes place but instead people have the opportunity to experience social meetings and gatherings. Numerous concerts take place here every year.
Nightlife in Lausanne
Lausanne's nightlife is unlike many other cities in Switzerland. Although the city boasts a cosmopolitan point of view, Lausanne's nightlife can be conservative. However, there are still a great number of places one can stay to enjoy the tastes and smells of this city.
Popular Nightclubs in Lausanne
Le Grand Cafe
Ouchy White Horse Pub
Le Theatre de Beaulieu
Hotels in Lausanne
Enjoy your stay in Lausanne when you stay at one of the many fine hotels that are located throughout the city including many that are located in the historical areas of the city.
Popular Hotels in Lausanne
Hotel de la Paix
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