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Preparing your trip to Lausanne: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Lausanne Lake Side 1. Public system of transportation is presented with the bus and trolleybus networks. Another way to cruise the city is underground. Visitors, who are going to use city transport, should better purchase a travel pass. It can be meant for a day or for certain quantity of rides. Thus one can save up to 40%.
2. Car cruising of the city is rather difficult as the main problem is the absence of free parking lots. It is impossible to find a parking lot in the center of Lausanne. Many streets are closed for cars. Those who crave to see the main sights of the city and to fully embrace their beauty should better travel on foot.
3. The taxi should be called for by phone or taken from specialized parking lots placed around major entertainment and shopping centers. Stopping car in the street is not customary, even if the cab is free the driver will not stop anyway.
4. In the period from April to October there are many bicycles rent centers operating in Lausanne. The bicycle is a perfect way to reach any part of the town. The most profitable rent rates are offered in Lausanne Roule center which is situated in the Flon district.
5. During summer period Lausanne is most visited by tourists as in this period the city performs many interesting festivals. Tourists who are setting off to Lausanne during summer should make a hotel reservation in advance. This period also features a hotel price increase. Copyright
6. In public places one should be watchful of pick pockets and keep a wary eye on private things. One should not leave by no means the overcoats, bags and purses unkept as well as keep the valuable things and documents by oneself. Lausanne has adopted a system of cashless transfers that is why there is no need to keep sufficient cash sums by oneself.
7. The city is excellently clean, the high fees will be applied for any breach of the peace. The litter should be thrown in specialized litter boxes. Before setting to the picnic in a park one should specify the working regulations as not all the park areas can be meant for such recreation.
The liveliest shopping area in Lausanne is Flon that covers an area of about 55,000 square meters. More than 70 clothing and shoe stores, as well as a variety of designer boutiques, jewelry … Open
8. In restaurants the tips (service cash reward) are included into the total bill. Additional reward is not necessary. The tips are not customary in taxi, however, if you want to additionally reward a driver you can do this by rounding up the total sum according to the counter.
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What to visit being in Lausanne - unique sights

Chateau de Chillon

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
The large castle is located on the rock, which rises above the lake of Geneva. Originally the castle was of great strategic importance and served as a control point on the way to the St. Bernard Pass. The latter, on its part, was the important part of the only road connecting South and North Europe. Over the centuries the deep lake protected the castle from the sudden attack. Today, thousands of people come to graze in the wonderful landscapes and watch the wonderful castle. … Read further


From the series “Nooks and Villages That Are More Colorful Than Top Touristic Destinations”
Yvoire is one of the few villages in France, where for hundreds of years, the inhabitants have been cherishing good historical traditions. For example, in summer they decorate houses and streets with flowers. That’s why travelers are advised to visit the village during warmer months. Travellers who decide to see one of the most beautiful villages in France, will be able to admire the preserved medieval fortifications, visit wonderful local restaurants serving homemade food, and choose unique souvenirs in the local craft shops. … Read further

Skeleton Bar

From the series “The Most Extraordinary Bars and Café on the Planet”
Visitors can seat near a huge wooden window or choose one of the small tables near the unusual round window. A lot of special banquets and ceremonies held in this bar every year. There you can try not only popular cocktails and elite sorts of alcohol but also a lot of house speciality. "Skeleton Bar" was opened in 1993 and since that time it is one of the most famous bars in the world. … Read further

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