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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lausanne attractions like Cathedrale de Lausanne can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wander around inside and enjoy the atmosphere. Think back many centuries d think of the vision and craftsmanship it would take to build something so grand. To enter is free. Go slowly. Pause to look a...  more »
  • While visiting Lausanne with my family we made our way up the hill to the cathedral. After walking around the exterior we made our way inside and noticed that tours were available of the bell tour and...  more »
  • To visit it is really beautiful and upstairs you have the big instrument which is really beautiful and I think that they played at a specific time but I don't know what time.
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  • Wonderful atmosphere but all a bit faded and crumbling. The big cathedrals in Paris are better.
  • This cathedral was absolutely beautiful. Unlike so many that you see, the simple stone interior, intricate carvings and stained glass windows took us back to another time. Well worth a look.
  • Beautiful colorful experience. Its amazing to visit. You can also go up to see a view of the city.
  • Comparable to the size and grandeur of the Bern Cathedral (at least from outside). Easily the highlight of the Lausanne Old Town. Since the cathedral complex is elevated you get a wonderful view of the Old Town from the viewing deck. Quite a lot of people hanging out here and taking photos. Magnificent.
  • Beautiful cathedral with a panoramic view of the city. We really loved the ornate, weathered doors and intricate stained glass.