Since there are just too many locations in and around Lausanne, you'll find here the downtown locations. Don't forget to check also the special pages for Ouchy, Le Flon, the Ouest lausannois, the EPFL/UNIL campusLes Hauts de Lausanne and the Lake Geneva Museums.
You can also have a look at my Google Maps list.
Cathédrale de Lausanne
The Cathedral Notre Dame of Lausanne was built between 1170 and 1235. Since 1536 it is dedicated to Protestant worship. Its tower has one of the best views over Lausanne, perfect for a weekend exploration
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathédrale de Lausanne
Cathedral Tower view
Cathedral Tower view
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine was built between 1892 and 1902 after a gift from Gabriel de Rumine, son of Russian princes. It was designed by Lyonnais architect Gaspard André in the Florentine Rennaissance style. 
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine
Palais de Rumine
Conservatoire de musique de Lausanne
The home of the Conservatoire de musique de Lausanne was designed by Otto Schmid and Paul Rosset as a commercial gallery and built between 1908 and 1909. The oval, stained glass window on top of the central staircase was created by the workshop of Pierre Chiara based on a design of painter Ernest Correvon.
Conservatoire de musique
Conservatoire de musique
Conservatoire de musique
Conservatoire de musique
Conservatoire de musique
Conservatoire de musique
Opéra de Lausanne
The Lausanne opera house was built between 1869 and 1871 to plans by Jules-Louis Verry. A new stage with this mirrored facade was built during the last renovation that lasted from 2007 to 2012.
Design: Devanthéry & Lamunière
Opéra de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne
Tour Bel Air
The Bel-Air Tower, built by Alphonse Laverrière and completed in 1932, is one of the
first skyscrapers in Switzerland. Joséphine Baker and Louis Armstrong performed in its Salle Métropole in the 1930s.
Tour Bel-Air
Tour Bel-Air
Tour Bel-Air
Tour Bel-Air
Galerie du Grand Pont
Henri-Robert von der Mühll, 1953-1955
Galerie du Grand Pont
Galerie du Grand Pont
Galerie du Grand Pont
Galerie du Grand Pont
Galerie du Grand Pont
Galerie du Grand Pont
Maison Mercier
Design: Francis Isoz; built for Jean-Jacques Mercier, finished in 1900
The building has 11 stories and a total surface of 6000m2. The detailed staircase ironwork was realized by Atelier Louis Zwahlen.
Maison Mercier
Maison Mercier
Maison Mercier
Maison Mercier
BCV
Design: Francis Isoz, built between 1908 and 1910
BCV Chauderon
BCV Chauderon
BCV Chauderon
BCV Chauderon
Galfetti Tower
The 8 stories high Galfetti tower, also sometimes referred to as the Ulysses building, is the result of a competition won in 1987 by the architect Aurelio Galfetti. It was built between 1991 and 1994 and includes shops, offices and housing.
Galfetti tower
Galfetti tower
Galfetti tower
Galfetti tower
Galfetti tower
Galfetti tower
Administration communale
Lausanne's municipal administration buildings were built between 1970 and 1974 to plans by architects Roland Willomet and Paul Dumartheray. To the south, the buildings reach down to the level of the Flon district via green terraces. The building's exterior is adorned with more than 700 metal panels pierced with window portholes with copper reflections designed by Jean Prouvé.
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Bâtiment administratif Chauderon
Gare de Lausanne
Gare de Lausanne
Gare de Lausanne
Vaudoise Assurances
Designed by Jean Tschumi, this corporate headquarter was built between 1952 and 1956. The building overlooks Lake Geneva and the reception, free of walls, allows beautiful views of the lake and the mountains in neighbouring France.
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Vaudoise Assurances, Jean Tschumi
Aula des Cèdres
Jean Tschumi, 1961-1962
This rectangular building has a huge concrete roof that raises at both ends like a veil in order to allow these high windows offering a beautiful view on the trees and the lake.
Aula des Cèdres
Aula des Cèdres
Aula des Cèdres
Aula des Cèdres
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Built in 1915 to plans by Schnell & Thévenaz, the new annex was added in 1992 by Ceccaroli Architecte.
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Gymnase de Beaulieu
Maison de l'Estérel
Louis Albert Brazzola, 1904
The staircase with its distinctive shape and detailed decorations is among the most beautiful representatives of the Art Nouveau style in French speaking Switzerland.
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
Maison de l'Estérel staircase
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