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- Cathedral Notre-Dame and the Basilica Notre-Dame du Valentin
- Saint-Maire Castle from the 15th century
- Musée Olympique and the Cantonal Museum of Archaeology and History
- Seaside resort and harbour on Lake Geneva
- Hiking through the forest of Sauvabelin
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Lausanne has a picturesque old town to offer you, where you will find some comfortable holiday apartments. In addition, many vacation rentals are not far from the Stadtwäldchen and Lake Geneva. A chalet in one of the residential areas offers you not only the most comfortable facilities, but also quick access to the beach. In addition, most accommodations have a garden, terrace or balcony where you can have breakfast in the morning while enjoying the view of the picturesque city.
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Location and orientation
Lausanne is the capital of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It lies directly on the northern shore of Lake Geneva and is one of the largest municipalities in the country, alongside Geneva, Zurich, Berne, Basel and Winterthur. In the hinterland, the region is characterised by several valleys and slopes of the Vaud Mittelland. Lausanne also includes the three hills Saint-Laurent, Le Bourg and Cité, which divide the city.
„The Eurovision Song Contest took place in 1989 for the last time in Switzerland, at the Palais de Beaulieu.“
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Lausanne has a number of historic buildings that you should definitely visit during your walk. These include the cathedral Notre-Dame and the basilica Notre-Dame du Valentin from the early 19th century. Also impressive is the 15th century Saint-Maire Castle, once the seat of the bishop and the bailiff, with its four corner towers in brick architecture.2. Go on a museum tour
Lausanne is regarded as the cultural centre of western Switzerland, which is why there are several important exhibition houses to be seen here. These include the Museum of Art, the Museum of Archaeology and History and the Museum of Swiss Photography "Musée de l´Elysée. The Musée Olympique documents the Swiss Olympic movement since the late 19th century.3. Nearby recreation areas
Along the lake shore there are extensive recreation areas with swimming pool, seaside resort, sports facilities, playgrounds and boat harbour facilities. You will also find several parks throughout the city, such as the Botanical Garden, the Esplanade de Montbenon and the Monrepos area. You can also relax in the town forest of Sauvabelin and in the area around Chalet-à-Gobet.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lausanne
How much do the vacation rentals in Lausanne cost on average?
With an average cost of $195.27 per night, Lausanne lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in Switzerland.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
After analyzing our data from last year, the months at the lowest possible cost in Lausanne are June, December and July, with average prices of $160.47, $178.93, and $179.29, respectively.
During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Lausanne?
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Lausanne was March, with an average price of $225.79 per night. This was followed by January, with an average of $219.08, and April, with $216.93.
Is Lausanne a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Lausanne as only 20% of the properties remain available throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.
What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?
April, May and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 47.5%, 32.2%, and 27.5%.
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Lausanne are, in order, December (with 6% of available rentals), July (10%), and November (10.75%).
How many vacation rentals are there in Lausanne?
Holidu works with 5 different partners to offer you a choice between 90 vacation rentals we have in Lausanne.