From a recent hike we took in Moléson-sur-Gruyères – can’t you practically hear the alpine horns?
We’re sorry, but WHAT? July is already over?
We’re determined to make the most of these long summer days, so we’ll be slowing down a bit at The Lausanne Guide – but don’t worry, we’ll keep you informed of all the great events going on each week.
Turning the corner into August this weeks means that it’s time to take a day (off work – wahoo!) and celebrate Switzerland. In case you still aren’t sure how to spend the day, we’ve got a round up of events we’ve heard about…
Swiss National Day Events (Tuesday, August 1)
- What could be more Swiss than eating brunch on a farm?
- If the electro club/party vibe is your scene, there’s no question: you should hit up People In The City. This year, the main event is taking place in the Sévelin neighborhood.
- Join your neighbors for the pique-nique du 1er août hosted by Lausanne à Table & Brasserie de Montbenon at Parc de Montbenon.
- Head over to Pully, where festivities get started as early as 9am (breakfast–reservations can be made online) and last the whole day with animations, concerts, food, and plenty of family friendly activities.
- Do you remember the new restaurant we told you about in Territet? Le Contretemps is hosting a three course dinner with lakeside view of the fireworks for 49 CHF (reservations recommended).
- The Beau-Rivage Travel by Cocktails event has decided to keep the theme a bit close to home with a Swiss celebration.
- Or, celebrate Switzerland ON the lake with a gourmet cruise from the Beau Rivage Hotel.
- Hotel Royal Savoy has a special Sky Lounge Menu or a special Brasserie du Royal Menu (reservations recommended). Can you imagine the fireworks from their roof top terrace?!
- After the fireworks, dance the night away at Jetée de la Compagnie with Casa Verde Colectivo.
- Or if you fancy heading next door to Geneva, there are plenty of things going on there too.
Rest of the week
- August 3-6 the Afro-fusion festival will set up on the Esplanade de Montbenon with a full music program and cultural activities (also CHILDCARE).
- On Thursday night the Botanical Gardens are offering a free tour in English.
- The Chateau d’Ouchy is hosting a free wine tasting with two winemakers from Ollon this Thursday evening.
- How about riding a 200 meter slip-and-slide down to Ouchy? Yep, you read that correctly. Check it out on Saturday and Sunday; more details here.
- Les Bobines is an outdoor cinema in Parc de Valency for families that takes place a few times over the summer. This Friday night they’re showing the movie Tomboy. (French)
Do you know of any events that we should share with our readers? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.