Must-do take-ons in the Old town of Lausanne- Switzerland
The Old town of Lausanne and the pedestrian streets, the town squares and the pleasantness in the air is ideal for watching the locals and good for the heart against the backdrop of occasional blowing of the ancestral Swiss alphorn.
The bi-weekly open air farmer’s market of Lausanne, Switzerland at the heart of the city centre is all about fresh produce, cakes, cheese, roundels, spices, bric-a-brac, bread, mushrooms, French macaroons, charcuterie, chain of chocolatiers, baked delights, blooms and blossoms and what not all displayed in baskets, bottles of preserve and plastic buckets. It’s picturesque and non-touristy.
Ville Marche happens on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Lausanne pedestrian cobbled stoned streets and its all hustle and bustle. Shopping on Rue de Bourg, central Place de la palud, Place de la Riponne, Rue Madeleine, Rue Saint-Laurent, Rue du Pont, Rue Mercerie, conflate at the square at the touchdown of evangelical and Parish Cathedrals Place St. Francois and Cathedrale de Lausanne amidst the staircase of Escaliers du Marche with a passage to Hotel de Ville and Place de la Louve.
Shopping in a Lausanne flea market is good for the soul as it brings out inner joy and helps you connect with your inner child as you can constantly cast your eyes upon Lake Geneva and the Alps while you shop for goodies and exchange pleasantries with the locals.
Rue De Bourg
This quaint main street of Lausanne is a popular shopping district and rightly a shopper’s delight.
A long stroll along the streets is an easy walk from the train station as you can gaze at the historical locality with some good old buildings dating back to 17th and 18th century will enchant you alongside a chocolate cake from Blondel which has been around since 18th century.
Place de la palud
The clockwork movement and animated bells of the storytelling mechanical clock to observe on the hour in this medieval market is a crowd puller as it chimes hourly narrating the story of the history of the Canton de Vaud. The enormous fountain with the statue of Justice is the ultimate charmer of the old town of Lausanne. The city hall Hotel (Fontaine de la Justice) de Ville is at the centre of city governance is actually just a replica column. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can shop for fresh artisanal produce.
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Place de la Riponne
This street is for the lovers of French bakery and patisserie items such as coconut macaroons, baked pizzas, crepes, syrops, local Gruyere, raclette, croissants aux amandes, pains au chocolat and only an infinite options for the food lovers. The Florentine Renaissance style Palais de Rumine is the museum which houses the Universalist ideas of civilisation and way of life.
Quartier du Flon district
It is the new centre of Entertainment with a bustling nightlife amidst the innovation setting of recreational spaces and shopping centres, bars, clubs, events all the year round.
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