What to do in Lausanne when it rains

What to do in Lausanne when it rains

Lausanne offers plenty of stunning places where you can spend the rainy days, going from culture to music, food, and wellness venues: let’s discover them together! 


The best activities to do in Lausanne when it rains 


1. Discovering the museums 

As we’ve already seen, Lausanne offers numerous museums and cultural venues, such as: 

  • The Olympic Museum, which illustrates the games origins through over 150 screens and 1500 objects, including medals, equipment, torches, flags, and interactive games; 

  • The Vaud Zoology Museum, which houses animals from all over the world, offering both a free permanent exhibition and a comparative anatomy room; 

  • The Vaud Museum of Fine Arts, which houses a collection of 10,000 works, as well as several events, guided tours, and workshops; 

  • The Musée Bolo, showing the story of digital technology from 2002, through its collections of restored computers and digital machines; 

  • The Lausanne Botanical Museum and Garden, a natural haven located on Montriond hill, open every day for free, housing 6000 plants from all over the world; 

  • The Lausanne History Museum, with its themed itinerary that shows Lausanne’s social and cultural history through the city model, paintings, objects, and an audio guide. 


2. Visiting the Aquarium 

On top of that, another great venue for the rainy days is Aquatis, the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe, where you can marvel at: 

  • 10,000 fish; 

  • 100 reptiles and amphibians; 

  • 46 aquariums, vivariums, and terrariums

What’s more, all those attractions are presented through a totally immersive and interactive scenography, thanks to its innovative digital technologies! 


3. Relaxing at the SPA 

Besides, you may also swing by one of Lausanne’s paradises of wellness, namely: 

  • The CBE Concept SPA, going from the swimming pool to the Jacuzzi, Hammam, fitness area, solarium, massages, hairdresser, hydrotherapy, and beauty salon; 

  • The SPA Cinq Mondes, based on Cinq Mondes’ beauty treatments, an innovative SPA that touches all five senses by using dermatological tested, silicone-free, and cruelty-free products; 

  • The SPA Du Royal, which provides a wide range of treatments, an indoor and outdoor pool, a ‘ladies only’ area, and a fully equipped fitness facility. 


4. Giving a try to the cafés 

Then, another great way to face out the rainy days in Lausanne is to stop at a trendy café, such as: 

  • Café Saint-Pierre, to taste their delicious pancakes and join the friendly weekend brunches; 

  • Pointu, to try their avocado toast and sandwiches in a relaxed atmosphere; 

  • Loxton, a bar-restaurant with a unique balcony terrace, where you can taste a delicious coffee, brunch, or cocktail; 

  • Sleepy Bear, where making coffee becomes art, to taste their in-house Café Latte, Espresso, or Nitro Coffee! 


5. Living the Queen Studio Experience at Montreux 

Finally, the best activity for music lovers would be to visit the Queen and Mountain Studios, bought by the band in 1978. At ‘Queen - The Studio Experience’ you will: 

  • Go through the band's relationship with the city; 

  • Discover the original control room; 

  • Try the Neve desk to make your own re-mix of Queen's classics

Would you like to discover more about living and working in Lausanne? Keep following our blog to stay updated and find out the best tips you need to know before and after moving to this stunning city! 

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