Where can a visitor go for a taste of Lausanne?
After a day out exploring, enjoy an end-of-day cocktail with friends in a relaxed setting. We recommend the Café Saint Pierre, on Place Benjamin Constant, not even five minutes from the train station. The café offers a wide range of finger foods. Make your choice and succumb! A nice feature? The pencil and checklist given to guests to order their food.
What is Lausanne’s must-try culinary specialty?
In Lausanne and the Vaud region generally, meat fans should try the Vaudois sausage. Also not to missed is sausage with cabbage, often served with a ‘papet’, another local specialty made with potatoes and leeks. It’s heavenly.
What languages are spoken in Lausanne?
Lausanne is located in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, so the main language is French. However with such a large international community here, we heard a multitude of different languages.
In fact, Lausanne is so international that Thomas, a Frenchman, ordered a coffee in English without thinking!
What are some local expressions?
One very famous expression on both sides of the French/Swiss border is: “The lake’s not on fire!” For us, that’s the perfect comeback to anyone trying to rush you through your visit of Lausanne!