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Fountains in the Old Town

There are more than 20 fountains to be found in a tour of the old town, each one with its individual history.

Before pipes were laid to bring running water to the homes of the inhabitants of Lausanne in the 2nd half of the 19th century, the fountains played an essential role in their lives. Not only did the fountains fulfil the basic needs of the people and animals such as horses, and oxen, they were also places where people gathered to exchange news and local gossip in a lively atmosphere.

These fountainIMG 5516s were often symbolic references to the wealth of the community. It is amazing that so many still exist. Even our modern era has made its contribution to what has now become more of an ornament than a structure of public utility.

 

 

 

 

Visits on request

When

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

Hours

By appointment

Booking

A minimum 4 working days before the a visit

Departure

Fountain in Place Riponne (see map)

Time

About 2 hours

Price

Prices

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

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Transport

TL lines :

- Stop Riponne-Maurice Béjart (lines 1, 2, 7, 8, 16, 18, 60, métro M2)
 

Parking : Riponne

Contact

visites(at)lausanne-a-pied.ch
Phone +41-21-320 12 62, Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:00