Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland. It’s home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters, as well as the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park. Away from the lake, the hilly old city has medieval, shop-lined streets and a 12th-century Gothic cathedral with an ornate facade. The 19th-century Palais de Rumine houses fine art and science museums.
Lausanne, the Olympic capital, is a centre renowned for its educational and research facilities, and is an unmissable destination for business tourism. The cradle of the Olympic movement teems with activities, creating a unique environment where the worlds of sport, culture, technology, medical research and innovation all come together. In terms of nature, the city opens out onto one of Switzerland’s most beautiful landscapes, with stunning panoramic views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. This makes it an ideal starting point for any excursion or incentive activity. A small city, and one of the greenest in Europe, Lausanne was named “best small city in the world” (fewer than 200,000 inhabitants) by the prestigious Monocle magazine.