Lausanne, the perfect symbiosis of life style and business

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Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps © Jamcib

Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps © Jamcib

Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The seat of the district of Lausanne, the city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman). It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva. Lausanne has a lot of monuments, especially located in the medival old town quarter, museums and art galleries to explore and experience.

Its population at the end of 2009 was 133,280, making it the fourth largest city of the country, with the entire agglomeration area having 320,000 inhabitants. The Metropolitan Area of Lausanne-Geneva is over 1.2 million inhabitants. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne – the IOC officially recognises the city as the Capitale Olympique – as are the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It lies in the middle of a wine region. The city has a 28-station metro system, making it the smallest city in the world to have a rapid transit system.

Seat of the International Olympic Committee © Arnaud Gaillard Place de L'Europe © Rama Place de la Louve © Ludovic Péron Palais de Rumine © Urs Zeier Leflon © Lppa Old building of the Académie de Lausanne © Christian Mehlführer Lake Geneva © Ville Miettinen Aerial view © Rama Lausanne Cathedral © Christian Sanzey Lausanne at night © Nicolas Meystre Lausanne Cathedral © Rama Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps © Jamcib
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Old building of the Académie de Lausanne © Christian Mehlführer
The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne provide a diverse and rich musical life. In January, the Prix de Lausanne, a famous dance competition, takes place at the Théâtre de Beaulieu over a one-week period. The event attracts dancers and some of the big names in dance from all over the world. Each July, the Festival de la Cité is held in the old part of town. There are also film and music festivals, such as the Lausanne Film and Music Festival and the Bach Festival, Le Festival et Concours Bach de Lausanne, which follows La Nuit de Musées (museums’ night, occurring in May) in the fall season. Lausanne is also the home of the Béjart Ballet.

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