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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  • Isn't Chartres, isn't Notre Dame de Paris the lateral portal, a few side windows and the Rose the chapel Saint Maurice
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  • Living in Lausanne, I'm taking all the friends coming to visit me! A place with amazing views of the city and essential!
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  • Best view in Laussane! Enjoy walking, beautiful place, nice jogging too. Love this place so much. If you go to Laussane, you can't miss this place which offer the excellent city view, see my photos he...  more »
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  • Extremely recomendable to visit the cathedral tower. You get the best views of Lausanne and the lake. The rose windows are incredible. A must place to visit. It is recommended to visit the cathedral when it opens in the morning, at 9:00 (the tower opens at 9:30). Then during the day is full of people.
  • Great place to test cell phone echolocation programs and ASMR effects. Ivan Dokmanic’s research led me to investigate this place. No ghosts here.
  • I'm not really in to cathedrals but this was quite impressive. Paying for the hike up the tower was well worth the cost. The stairs are very tight and steep but the view was quite rewarding.
  • See Lausanne differently! Visit it's towers and the magnificent views! On a sunny day, the view of the city and Lake Geneva takes your breath away! Approx 210 steps to go up, on different levels (easy to take a break!) and half the steps are quite large, so easy to go up with little ones. Family fare of 10CHF, it is definitively worth it! #mylausanne #localguides
  • Wonderful gothic architecture. Definitely amazing.
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