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  • Duration: 4 hours

  • Transport: Public transport and walking

  • Services: Experienced local architect as guide, coffee break reservation

  • Languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

  • Group size:max. 25 pax

  • Price: 850 CHF

  • Not included: Consumption at café and transport costs

Platform 10 and Lausanne city center

Initially a Celtic and Roman settlement on the shores of the Lake Geneva, Lausanne became a town at the foot of Notre Dame, a cathedral built in the 12th century.

Known by its southward-sloping layout, the center of the city is the site of an ancient river, the Flon, which has been covered since the 19th century.

In the 20th century, Lausanne became the Olympic Capital, hosting the International Olympic Committee, and today it has become the new center of culture of Western Switzerland thanks to the creation of the new museum center, Plateforme 10.

During this tour you will discover the urban planning of the city of Lausanne through its most important works, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Meeting point at Lausanne Railway Station

Cathedral square

Medieval Lausanne

New Parliament building

Atelier Cube + Bonnet i Gil. 2017. Interior visit

Place de la Palud

The townhall, the fountain justice and the clock

Grand pont and Pichard belt

Development of Lausanne in the 19th and 20th centuries

Bel-air tower

Alphonse Laverriere. 1931

Flon bridge and ticket office

Bertrand Tschumi. 2008

La Miroiterie

Brauen Wälchli. 2007

Flon Hotel

Localarchitecture. 2019

Les garages

Bakker et Blanc. 2017

Plateforme 10

The new museum center

MCBA museum

Barozzi Veiga. 2019. Interior visit

MUDAC & Elysée museum

Aires Mateus. 2022. Interior visit

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