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Lausanne Getaway: Your insider’s guide to a romantic holiday

Lausanne,2017: When it comes to romantic getaways, a holiday in Lausanne is one of Switzerland’s best kept secrets. This vibrant lakeside hamlet features the best in hospitality, dining, scenery, leisure and entertainment activities.

Lausanne, the second largest city on the shores of Lake Geneva, boasts the ideal summer climate and is home to the one of the most interesting free festivals of Switzerland, the Lausanne Estivale that has an extensive menu of events ranging from music and art to animation.

“Coming out of the winter months, you get the chance to see the area come alive,” says Walter Loser, the project manager of Lausanne Tourism. “The landscape is breathtaking; snow-capped hills against sunny, clear blue skies. The cool spring air wakes up your senses. Every fiber in your being wants to be outside hiking, biking, or on the lake – taking everything in.”

Five spring activities in Lake Léman

Here’s a sample of activities for your midweek getaway to Lausanne:

Hotels: Redefining luxury is Lausanne’s iconic world class hotels, Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne Palace & Spa, and Royal Savoy Lausanne. Revel in relaxation and more at these stunning locales and enjoy everything the city has to offer from within the walls of the extravagant hotels.

Culture and the arts: Walk hand in hand amidst the gothic architecture and feast your eyes on the historic homes and the charming alleys of the old town. The city rich in ancient tales and stories, boasts an impressive mix of theatre, ballet, musical ensembles and museums, ideal for discerning travellers.

Wine and chocolate tasting: Lausanne is naturally intoxicating, with the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards and the many beautiful cellars where couples can indulge in wine tasting. Additionally, chocoholics can experience the depth and flavour of chocolates produced by traditional Swiss chocolatiers. A visit to the highly regarded Durig Chocoatier or Läderach is considered a must.

Geneva Lake experience: Spend your evenings by the lake and lose yourself over candle light dinners in local bistros, gourmet restaurants or even on a cruise over the waters of the Geneva Lake. Couples will also find hours of entertainment checking out the incredible night life, funky shopping options and more. For more information, visit

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