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Lausanne Hills

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Lausanne Hills

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Lausanne Hills

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Travel guide N.48

Written and photographed by Camille de Alencastro

When people think about Switzerland, they usually picture villages in the mountains. Lausanne isn’t strictly speaking located in the mountains but was initially built on three hills above one of the largest lakes in Europe: Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French). When looking at a map, the city center looks quite compact and everything seems easily accessible within walking distance. But don’t be fooled! Remember the three hills that I mentioned? Visiting Lausanne means going up and down all the time, climbing a lot of stairs, taking steep streets, bridges or lifts. That’s part of the charm of the city, but it can also be exhausting. That’s why the first metro of Switzerland was built here. And it’s also why all of the places in this guide are at a reasonable walking distance from one of the 14 stations of the M2 line that connects the north to the south of the city. Let’s get back to the mountains: they’re never too far away. From the Sauvabelin hill to the lakeside in Ouchy, you’ll always get to see the majestic Alps standing in front of you on the other side of the lake.

Format: Digital travel guide (17 places, 44 pages). You’ll receive a link to download the PDF file, optimized for mobile.

What to expect: rather than an exhaustive directory, this guide offers select points of interest and venues that have been carefully curated by Camille, influencer based in Switzerland. It includes:

- a complete list of her favorite spots around the city for a fist time visitor;

- useful copy explaining why you should go to each spot, what’s a must-have and when is the best time to go;

- beautiful photography to give you a first glance of the places;  

- an online map with all the spots so you can easily visualize them and get directions to get there.

Pathport travel guides were created for the travelers with an aesthetic sensibility, looking for the most beautiful addresses wherever they go.

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