Three hills and two watercourses

Why don't you take an unusual tour through the meanders of the town centre, and on various levels, with a mixture of reality and history ?

You will discover parts of Lausanne, which you would have never imagined existed !

These days itP1000421 Arches c is difficult to understand why it was decided to develop an important city on such a tortuous and scarcely propitious site.

To reply to this question, one should note that during more than a thousand years, Lausanne was gradually made up of small neighbourhoods. These then joined together from the top to the bottom of the steep hills at the foot of the Cité, dominating the unavoidable passages over the Flon and the Louve rivers.

Modernization came with the construction of the bridges linking the three hills, thus essentially removing the unfavourable environment. Nevertheless the heart of the city has managed to keep an identity, an atmosphere, in a word, a special charm.


Throughout the year, except Sundays and Public Holidays (according to availability of a guide).


By appointment


Minimum 4 working days before the visit


Montbenon, in front of statue of Alexander Vinet (see map)


1 to 2 hours approx.



Adults : CHF 75.- 1 - 10 persons,
CHF 5.- per additional person
Children accompanying : Free
Schoolchildren up to the age 16 in Swiss schools : Free
Children in other schools and those in higher education : CHF 50.-
Foreign groups :

Booking 2 weeks ahead
Advanced payment.

Maximum 20 persons per guide




TL Lines :
- Stop Montbenon (line 13)

- Stop Saint-François (lines 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 13)

- Stop Flon (metros M1, M2, LEB)

Parking . St-François


Phone +41-21-320 12 62, Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:00