City Facts - Lausanne
Lausanne is a serene city in Switzerland nestled on Lake
Geneva. Part of the Canton of Vaud, it has a population of over 137,000, and
overlooks the French town, Evian-les-Bains. It lies 62 miles from Geneva, and
is Switzerland’s fourth largest city.
Lausanne is a prominent site for international sport, home
to the International Olympic Committee and the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration
for Sport. It shares a border with Switzerland’s idyllic wine region, Lavaux,
known for its beautiful terraced vineyards, which run on for some 19 miles.
Much like the rest of Switzerland, Lausanne has a low
overall unemployment rate. Those working in the city are split across a number
of industries and work either in the primary economic, secondary or tertiary
sector. Large companies headquartered in Lausanne include Nespresso, Logitech
and Philip Morris International.
The city has an extensive network of national, international
and local transport. Its main passenger trains depart from Lausanne Railway
station, and run to destinations in and out of Switzerland. As well as metro
and local buses, Lausanne also plays host to a number of trolley buses.
Must visit sites include the Olympic Museum, Hermitage
Foundation and Sauvabelin Tower. Be sure also to visit port Ouchy and Olympic
Park– if nature is your thing.
Make your trip to Lausanne worthwhile by booking a stay at a
SilverDoor serviced apartment in the city.