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)
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

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