Medieval magic: What to see, eat and do in Lausanne, Switzerland. This hilly town on the banks of Lake Geneva in Europe is known for its sporting history and Olympic ties - but there is more to Lausanne than that. From the Lausanne cathedral and historic sites to cobblestone shopping streets and modern public art, this Swiss city is worth exploring further.
Lausanne, city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, capital of canton Vaud, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), it faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne.