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    • Day1

      Départ de Lausanne

      April 28, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

      Voilà, nous sommes repartis sur la route à vélo, pour un petit voyage d’environ deux semaines ( à priori), en direction du Sud avant de bifurquer vers Lyon. Voilà le niveau de précision actuel… Le reste dépendra de la météo (nous avons les mêmes affaires qu’en Afrique de l’Est donc les nuits sont un peu fraîches en tente), de la motivation et des rencontres sur le chemin. Après avoir remis en état les vélos, allons-y pour la première étape : la traversée du lac Léman en bateau, puis cap sur Annecy.Read more

    • Day1

      Bonjour Lausanne

      September 24, 2021 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Gegen 15:00 Uhr sind wir in Lausanne angekommen und haben fix einen Stellplatz auf dem „Camping de Vidy“ gefunden - nur durch eine Reihe Bäume und einen Spazierweg vom Genfer See getrennt.

      Schnell aufbauen, Shorts an und mit den Fahrrädern ab an den See 😍

      Der Campingplatz ist recht „einfach“ aber für eine Nacht vollkommen ok.
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    • Day6

      Lausanne

      May 9, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Haben heute nach sehr gemütlicher Fahrt Lausanne erreicht. Wetter ist super - bei Sonnenschein und angenehmen Temperaturen sind wir der Promenade Richtung Stadt gefolgt. Morgen geht es dann in die Innenstadt.Read more

    • Day4

      Tag 4 - Lausanne / Genfer See

      July 19, 2021 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Früh morgens begaben wir uns auf die unbekannte Reise Richtung Genfer See. Nach einem kurzen, wenn auch erfolglosen Stop in Sion erreichten wir kurz vor unserem Ziel Lausanne das mittelalterliche Schloss Chillon, eine absolute Augenweide mit herrlichem Weitblick über den Genfer See. Bei der Autofahrt durch das Weingebiet Lavaux, welches von der UNESCO als Weltkulturerbe anerkannt wurde und Wohnort zahlreicher Promis ist, kamen wir aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus. In Lausanne angekommen fanden wir Unterschlupf auf dem Parkplatz des ortsansässigen Campingplatz. Dieser lag in nächster Nähe zum Olympiadorf, da Lausanne ein Austragungsort der olympischen Jugend-Winterspiele 2020 ist. Auf einen kurzen Spaziergang durch das tolle Städtchen folgte ein leckerer Kaffee bei der Einkaufspromenade. Später genossen wir mit viel Hopfen- und Traubentrank den Sonnenuntergang und die Uferpromenade des Genfer Sees.Read more

    • Day5

      Suisse

      September 5, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

      Après notre petite balade à Annecy direction la Suisse pour rendre visite a la famille
      Arrivée à 17h avec seulement 2h de retard !!
      Pendant que maman fume la pipe les enfants savourent leur boîte de conserve de litchis 😋
      Repas familiale et dodo avant le départ de bonheur demain matin
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    • Day22

      Lausanne - Ouchy

      August 6, 2022 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Vor der Weiterfahrt nach Hannover haben wir noch einen Zwischenstopp in Lausanne am Genfer-See (Hafen von Ouchy) gemacht und uns im See erfrischt und einen lecker Chêp in der Crêperie D’ OUCHY gegessen. Ein herrlicher Tag und Abschluss unserer Sommertour 2022.Read more

    • Day3

      Day 3: Lausanne evening walk

      January 15, 2020 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

      After a quick rest in our room and a couple delicious baguettes we headed out to explore Lausanne. 16,000 steps later we found an Irish pub playing my songs (yes- Bruce, Oasis, U2, Counting Crows....) plus excellent fish and chips and beer. You can say we had a little too much fun. 🍺🥳Read more

      Traveler

      Don’t have too much fun young lady!

      1/21/20Reply
       
    • Day189

      Day 190: Watch-Making and Driving

      August 23, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Long day of driving today, but they're all going to be fairly busy days! We left our Airbnb fairly early again, though not quite as early today since I could move the car between a couple of different spaces and reset the timer. But we were on the road by 10, heading north-west into the hills towards the watch-making towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle.

      These are world heritage listed because the watch-making industry that Switzerland is so famous for, essentially got its start here. And after a devastating fire in 1794, the rebuilt town was entirely planned around the industry.

      So all of the buildings are on the northern side of the valley, facing directly into the sun. They're all precisely east-west aligned to maximise sunlight, and not too tall to block light for the buildings behind. Watch-making requires copious light to do the intricate assembly and manufacturing, and so maximising natural light was very important. The streets were also very wide and straight, so that the huge amounts of snow in the winter can be easily cleared. It's interesting to think as well, that watch-making arose as a winter pastime, since the farmers needed something to do while their fields were snowed in.

      But to be honest, aside from the visitor's centre with an interesting and detailed film, there just wasn't that much to see. We followed a suggested UNESCO route from the visitor's centre, but a lot of the buildings are just people's houses and offices these days. You can't go inside, and of course, there's traffic rumbling past constantly and people on the streets so it's not too easy to film either.

      In the end we did what we could, grabbed some bread and cheese at a supermarket and ate our lunch in a park. We were probably there for less than 3 hours, oh well! We decided to skip on the sister watch-making town, even though that one is apparently a bit more picturesque.

      Back in the car and driving south now, as we headed towards the city of Lausanne on the shores of Lake Geneva. The landscape got more rugged as we headed south, eventually finding some proper mountains, some with a little snow.

      We were a bit ahead of schedule and couldn't check into the Airbnb until after 5pm, so we decided to drive on from Lausanne into Geneva, since it's only another 30 minutes. There's a UNESCO listed building there, part of the Buildings of Le Corbusier listing which we checked out. A large old apartment building from the 1920s which looked quite modern, though obviously we can't visit inside.

      Parked in a separate car park and had a quick look at the foreshore of Lake Geneva. It was quite busy and touristy, with boats coming and going and an enormous water jet out in the lake shooting water 200 metres into the air. Wandered around the waterfront gardens for about 45 minutes, but soon decided we'd seen enough.

      Back to the car where we drove the 30 minutes back to Lausanne and found our Airbnb. It's in the hills above the city, just a single bedroom in a large 4-bedroom duplex house (quite modern). Our room is large, probably originally the master bedroom, and other rooms are occupied by a Swiss student and an American student, while the owner lives in the fourth bedroom slash basement.

      The owner was an older lady, originally Dutch but living in Switzerland for the last 40 years. She was also a former dachshund owner and fussed over Schnitzel quite a lot! We ducked down to the supermarket for more supplies. Had pizza for dinner and enjoyed the large house - the Swiss student was quite chatting, as was the owner. I ended up talking with her fairly late into the evening - she's done a fair bit of travel in her life as well which is interesting.
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      Traveler

      A former watch-making facotry

      8/26/17Reply
      Traveler

      Wide, straight streets

      8/26/17Reply
      Traveler

      Le Corbusier's building (though the black and wood are modern touches)

      8/26/17Reply
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    • Day1

      The Beginning

      September 3, 2018 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Ich bin gut angekommen. Mit dem ICE von Mannheim nach Bern und weiter mit dem IC nach Lausanne. Heute Abend teile ich mir ein Dreibettzimmer mit einem Italiener und Schweizer in einer Jugendherberge. Beide sehr nett, hilfsbereit und kommunikativ. Nach der anstrengenden Anreise ein guter Ausklang. Heute nur noch unter die Dusche und dann schlafen.Read more

      Traveler

      Nobel, nobel! Die JHs meiner Jugend sahen gnz anders aus. Die Preise allerdings auch. Vielleicht treffen wir uns in Massa, Carrara, Florenz oder Lucca... wir sind ab dem 16.09, vor Ort! Raphael

      9/4/18Reply
      Traveler

      Das geht ja voll klar

      9/4/18Reply
       
    • Day35

      Lausanne

      May 12, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

      Today was meant to be horrible weather - only got damp once - so headed to Lausanne for some sight seeing.
      It is in quite a stunning setting, set on Lac Lemon and is also set on a pretty steep hill.. as our legs found out.
      Spent hours in the Olympic museum (I am a big fan) which is well worth a visit as theres so much to see and so many good stories to ignite your Olympic flame!
      Set off up lots of hills and steps to reach the Cathedral, great view from the outside.
      Took a picnic as our budget doesn't stretch too far here in Switzerland
      Tomorrow is our last day and although we wanted to visit the Matterhorn we may have to save it for another trip.. will wander around the local area instead.
      Next stop, Milan :)
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      Anne Setters

      Looks fantastic xx

      5/14/17Reply
      Traveler

      Olympic Museum is amazing! We loved it, but didn't have the energy to climb all the way up to the cathedral - you do have a good few years on us! 😊 Enjoy Milan. Shame about the beard,Stu....

      5/14/17Reply
      Richard Setters

      The fourth one is more like it

      5/15/17Reply
       

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