Cathedrale de Lausanne, Lausanne

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To see an exquisite example of Gothic architecture, head to Cathedrale de Lausanne in the heart of the city's medieval Old Town. Built during the 12th and 13th centuries, the building replaced an earlier and much more modest church structure. Thanks to constant conservation efforts and a few careful restorations, the building appears today just as it did upon its completion in 1235. Step inside to see the world-famous organ, which took nearly a decade to design and consists of 7,000 pipes. Take a guided tour to learn more about the cathedral's architecture and history, and climb the tower for sweeping views over the city and its lake. Put Cathedrale de Lausanne and other Lausanne attractions into our Lausanne road trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Located at the top of the pass, which overlooks the city, the Cathedral imposes its forms on the roofs of Lausanne. Full of history, we're getting close to the Church with respect and reverence. Inside, one of the world most beautiful bodies. Get on the tower for the best view of the panorama of Lausanne.
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  • After the Reform Movement took over this former Catholic Cathedral, the Reformists painted over the ornate interior in drab grey paint, and further desecrated the statues of revered saints by breaking...  more »
  • It is a grandiose Cathedral with a vidieras worthy of a visit to a, worth it seems obsolete, inponente building.
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  • Great place, serenity is the best word to describe it. In addition it comes with a great view of downtown.
  • Beautiful cathedral inside and outside. A must go if you are in Lausanne.
  • Looks nice from inside and outside. Make sure you grab a camera.
  • Amazing. This place is idilic. Go with your camera because you will love to remember this place forever !
  • The organ music was ethereal! Do take the stairs up to the Bell tower, amazing 360 degree view from top. It's 5 CHF to go to the top, they accept EUR but only bills not coins.

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Elegant Lausanne is home to many luxury hotels for those looking to indulge. There is also a great number of mid-range options, a happy compromise compared to some of the pricey four-star accommodation. You'll also find plenty of guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in the area, though they are slightly removed from the idyllic lakefront. Hostels in the city are few and far between, so come prepared with a flexible budget.
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