Lausanne, Palais de Rumine containing various museums including Fine Arts and Natural History, in Place de la Riponne. Closed Mondays.
The Fountain of Justice in Place de la Palud, Lausanne.
The Casino de Montbenon's magnificent gardens have stunning mountain and lake views but no gambling! This casino is a social/concert/conference/cinema centre.
Lausanne's Olympic Museum on Quai d'Ouchy and great sculpture park overlooking Lac Leman/Lake Geneva. Photo Switzerland Tourism. Lausanne is the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and the city is known as the Capitale Olympique.
Place de la Navigation, on the shore of Lac Leman.
A paddle steamer heading for home on Lake Geneva ( Lac Leman) after a tough day shuttling thousands of packaged waddlers to Montreux, who return by coach. Or vice-versa.
Some of the 800-year old, 800 hectares of protected vineyards in Lavaux, between Lausanne and Vevey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.
Wine lovers should get off the main roads and into the Lavaux area and take Le Petit Train de Lavaux from the villages of Cully, Lutry and more which visits many vineyards and wine cellars, enabling much merriment and inebriation, especially since the 'train' is a tractor in fancy dress
Lavaux vines and a cyclist enjoying southern sunshine and cool breezes off Lake Geneva, between Lausanne and Vevey.
Here's an innovative offer any able-bodied traveler cannot refuse, borrow a bike for the day free! Available every day from May thru October from Place de la Riponne (the stop just above Lausanne-Flon) or Renens Railway Station. Vevey and even Montreux are possible on a day cycle trip.
And now it's time for a dry but fruity glass of the local Lavaux Sauvignon Blanc and a traditionally Swiss dinner of cheese fondue.
Getting to Lausanne
Rail: There are frequent trains from other major Swiss cities such as Geneva, Berne and Zurich, as well as four high-speed trains daily from Paris' Gare de Lyon, and eight per day from Italy's Milan, plus night trains from Rome and Florence.
Air: The nearest airport is Geneva and a car/train from there to Lausanne takes less than an hour.
Water: Ferries run across Lac Leman/Lake Geneva from Montreux, Geneva and France's Evian.
Bus: Long-distance buses arrive in Lausanne from all over Europe but generally travel via Geneva or Basel.