Lausanne: The Best Small City in the World

Lausanne: The Best Small City in the World, Lausanne, Switzerland (B)

Lausanne, the picturesque Vaud capital was recently named the best small city in the world in Monocle magazine’s Small Cities Index, which ranked the best 25 small towns with a population under 200,000. Lausanne topped the chart for its public transport network, global outlook, diverse population, natural setting and other factors.

Lausanne is in the French region of Switzerland which is vibrant and combines urban life with easy access to the scenic routes and spots all around the region. Lausanne’s dynamism, cultural and sporting heritage, culinary wealth and quality hotel infrastructure attracts visitors from around the world and lends itself to the perfect city break escape.

The town overlooks the French town of Évian-les-Bains (across the lake), is about twenty minutes by train to Montreux (another French speaking town) and about thirty eight miles to Geneva.

As soon as I got off the train at Lausanne (from Zurich) and got into the “metro” to finish the tree stops to my hotel, I got the first surprise. The metro itself. Well, there are FOUR reasons for this. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lausanne: The Best Small City in the World
Guide Location: Switzerland » Lausanne
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anjaly Thomas
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Olympic Museum
  • Lusanne Cathedral
  • Place de la Palud
  • Fountain of Justice
  • Rue Martery
  • Collection de l’Art Brut
  • The Pinte Besson
  • Tour de Sauvabelin
  • The Flon