When you think of cities in Switzerland, the clean and crisp Zurich probably springs to mind, followed by the business hub of Geneva. It did for us.
While these are not without their own charm, we found the beauty and the unsung surroundings of Lausanne irresistible. This smaller city is situated on the edge of Lake Geneva and surrounded by cloud-covered mountains, it’s hard to imagine a more peaceful and calming city.
As we weren’t scheduled to be in Aubonne until Thursday morning, Lausanne seemed to be a great local choice to while away 24 hours. Our last visit to this area was nearly 2 years ago. Which was mainly to have a catch-up with a cousin, her husband and see where they lived in Geneva. We did have an enjoyable time exploring a few places in and around Geneva which inspired us to revisit.
This city is absolutely fantastic if you want to give your gluteus maximus muscles a good workout, which is a positive thing.
To make it easier for the squire to get around this very hilly city, we used the free city transport courtesy of the hotel. The cynic in me automatically thought the big deal you have incorporated that into your room charge or general expenses. The other part of me silently yelled “Yippee” something free!
On a more negative note, your travel budget will be stretched. This city is not cheap to explore if eating in cafes or restaurants is your thing to do!. Buying food from a supermarket or local market for a picnic is our way of saving money. Though of course, we do splash out for a good coffee or two with the required local sweet to keep our blood sugar level on an even keel!
Our next destination is Aubonne to commence our first Swiss housesit.
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