Esplanade de Montbenon, Lausanne

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  • This place is one of the most beautiful balconies on the Lake. There is a statue of the mythical hero of the Helvetii with his crossbow representative: Guillaume Tell. On this old place d'Armes, a short walk from St-François, in the city centre, the esplanade of Montbenon offers a collection of extraordinarily varied atmospheres on more than half a kilometer away, completely flat, which is rare in Lausanne! Moving from a shady walk, richly floral clumps, in an enchanting setting around a romantic fountain. If you want to feel the pulse of a rather happy city while admiring wonderful views, it is here you come! Two imposing buildings Crown this esplanade: the Casino de Montbenon, which hosts including the Swiss Cinémathèque, and the imposing Palace of Justice, of Renaissance style.
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  • I love go to this park in the summer. Allows to recharge and wow what views and of wonderful sunsets in perspective! Possible to lie down, sunbathe, enjoy the weather...
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  • Beautiful old buildings, monuments and wonderful old trees. But the best is the wonderful view over Lausanne.  more »
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  • Fantastic place. Great view. Very good beers but also very expensives...
  • One of the best panoramas of Lausanne city. Good for every social task to fullfill, friends, beers (formal or informal), chat, or just get amazed by the beauty of the place. Personaly I have nothing to blame to a such charmfull place. The palace of justice crowns the whole, followed by the magnificent ancient Lausanne casino. All the greatness of the neoclasic typical architectural best style of Swiss culture. At the end and most important feature: Welcome to the great Leman lake (commonly known like geneva lake).
  • If you are looking for a place to chill in the afternoon, you've found it, bring something to drink, sit and enjoy the view
  • Very good food with an amazing decoration in an old building.
  • Super cool, somewhat upscale café close to the 💓 of Lausanne! Love the ambiance, food is good too.
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