Take advantage of Lausanne’s many cultural opportunities!
Museums , art galleries , cinemas , castles, vineyards , parks, theatre and festivals provide a packed cultural agenda throughout the year.
Look at the Lausanne Tourisme website, including for great restaurants and cafés where you can enjoy a drink on the terrace.
Lausanne offers an ideal environment for many sports, particularly outdoor activities such as walking , skiing , cycling and climbing. Not only is Lausanne close to the mountains; the fact that it is next to the lake means that water sports are easily accessible.
As the Olympic capital, Lausanne inevitable has close links with the world of sport, both through the Olympic Museum and its sporting facilities.
The University also has an excellent sports centre with facilities for over 100 different sports, and classes available.
Most shops in Lausanne are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 19:00.
Shops close earlier on Saturdays, around 18:00.
Most retail outlets are closed on Sundays, except for some near stations and the lake at Ouchy. Service stations also sell basic foods and are open on Sundays.
Migros and Coop dominate the retail food market in Switzerland. They both offer online shopping with home delivery. Migros does not sell alcohol or cigarettes.
On campus, the UNIL market takes place every Tuesday, from 15:00 to 18:00 in front of
the Grange de Dorigny. You can buy fruit and vegetables, eggs, bread, meat and cheese there.
Markets for local and regional products are held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings in the centre of Lausanne.
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