A report on Lausanne and Vaud

Logo of the city of Lausanne
Saint-François Square, c. 1840
Logo of the canton of Vaud
Aerial view from 250 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Roman column in Nyon
The agglomeration of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Bailiwicks of Bern in Vaud in the 18th century
The Charles-Bessières bridge with Lausanne Metro car. In the background the cathedral of Notre-Dame and the old town.
Built by the Bishop of Lausanne during the 15th century, Château Saint-Maire has been the seat of the cantonal government since 1803
View from Rue du Grand-Pont
Vevey, Lake Geneva, and the Swiss Alps
Stairs (escaliers du marché) in the old city.
Vallée de Joux, Jura
The Protestant Cathedral of Notre Dame dominates the Lausanne skyline (left: Old Academy, right: Palais de Rumine).
Montreux and Lake Geneva
The Lausanne Metro is a rubber tyre metro system
The room of the Grand Council of Vaud, the parliament of the canton of Vaud
The Lausanne Tram is completely on reserved track, single line, even underground
Districts of canton of Vaud
Public transport network
Lausanne, capital and largest city in Vaud
Aerial view of Lausanne (railway station in the centre and Parc de Milan at the bottom).
Lavaux vineyards above Lake Geneva
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (photo) and the University of Lausanne form a large campus near the lake Geneva.
In addition to the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, the Palais de Rumine hosts several museums.
The seat of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
Auguste Piccard, 1932
Albert Chavannes, 1903
Capucine, 1962
Lady Elizabeth Butler (née Thompson)
Rachel Kolly d'Alba, 2009
Princess Ubol Ratana, 2010
Coco Chanel, 1928
Pierre de Coubertin, 1925
Bertrand Piccard, 2015
Ludovic Magnin, 2006
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Summer
Autumn
Winter
The Casino de Montbenon
Lausanne Cathedral
University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV)
Château Saint-Maire
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-François
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Laurent
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Lausanne railway station
Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace
Administrative building of the Vaudoise Assurances
Musée de l'Élysée
Olympic Museum and Archives of the International Olympic Committee
Ouchy waterfront
Synagogue
The Sauvabelin Tower
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman

Lausanne is the capital and largest city of the Swiss french speaking canton of Vaud.

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It is composed of ten districts and its capital city is Lausanne.

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Logo of the city of Lausanne

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Lake Geneva

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Deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.

Deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.

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View of Lake Geneva about between Vevey in front, Lausanne in the back behind Mont Pèlerin (CH) on the right and Évian-les-Bains (F) on the left, shot from a place between Caux and Glion above Montreux
View of the lake and the Chablais Alps from Caux
CGN paddle steamer in 1926 near Vevey with the Dents du Midi in background
Île de Peilz

Sixty per cent (345.31 km2) of the lake belongs to Switzerland (the cantons of Vaud, Geneva and Valais) and forty per cent (234.71 km2) to France (the department of Haute-Savoie).

The greatest depth of the lake, in the broad portion between Évian-les-Bains and Lausanne, where it is just 13 km in width, has been measured as 310 m, putting the bottom of the lake at 62 m above sea level.

Vevey during the Middle Ages

Vevey

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Vevey during the Middle Ages
Aerial view (1965)
Vevey lakefront
The headquarters of Nestlé.
Francoise Louise Warens
Claude Nicollier, 1999
Pascal Richard, 1998
Alimentarium
Fork of Vevey, a monument on Geneva Lake by Alimentarium
Museum suisse de l’appareil photographique (Photography museum)
Administration Building Nestlé
Aile Castle
Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Martin
City Hall
Hôtel des Trois-Couronnes
La Grenette and Place du Marché
Saint-Jean Tower and Fountain
Saint Barbara Orthodox church
Old Town
Tourism Office in Vevey
Vevey and surrounding mountains
Alimentarium Museum
Hungry Charlie Chaplin
One of the biggest open Market Squares in the world
Bond of the Commune de Vevey, issued 30. January 1904
Aile Castle

Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.

Valais

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One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

Valère Basilica dominating the Rhône Valley. By the 12th century, the bishops of Sion began building churches and castles in Sion to represent their power and administer their estates.
Valais in 1300
The Rhône Valley near Pfynwald. Note the vineyards, pines, and steppic vegetation that are typical of dry Central Valais
The Aletsch Glacier, largest in the Alps
The Weisshorn, one of the highest peaks of Valais
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Predominantly Catholic, the canton includes numerous churches and Alpine chapels (here Maria zum Schnee in Bettmeralp)
Terraced vineyards in the Rhône Valley
The Grande Dixence is one of the world's largest dams
St. Gingolph is one of the only two ports on Lake Geneva, and the terminus of the Tonkin Railway
BLS train descending the summit line of the Lötschberg Railway
A postbus waiting on the summit of the Simplon Pass
People gathering at the national cow fighting final
The Stockalper Palace in Brig
A Brisolée served with local products and wine

It borders the cantons of Vaud and Bern to the north, the cantons of Uri and Ticino to the east, as well as Italy to the south and France to the west.

In 1878, the Simplon Railway connected Brig, the last town before the Simplon Pass, from Lausanne and Geneva and other major cities of the Swiss Plateau.

View of Renens at sunset

Renens

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View of Renens at sunset
Row of houses in Renens
View of an apartment block in Renens
ECAL building in Renens
UBS building in Renens
A Swiss Reformed church in Renens

Renens is a municipality in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

It is located in the district of Ouest Lausannois, and is a suburb of the city of Lausanne.

Lausanne District

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Lausanne District (District de Lausanne) is a district in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

The seat of the district is the city of Lausanne.

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

Geneva

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Second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

Second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Aerial view (1966)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

2019 estimate) over 246 km2, and together with the suburbs and exurbs located in the canton of Vaud and in the French departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie the cross-border Geneva metropolitan area as officially defined by Eurostat, which extends over 2292 km2, had a population of 1,032,750 in Jan. 2019 (Swiss estimates and French census).

Public transport by boat is provided by the Mouettes Genevoises, which link the two banks of the lake within the city, and by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman which serves more distant destinations such as Nyon, Yvoire, Thonon, Évian, Lausanne and Montreux using both modern diesel vessels and vintage paddle steamers.

The stone rows in Yverdon-les-Bains (3000 B.C.E.)

Yverdon-les-Bains

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The stone rows in Yverdon-les-Bains (3000 B.C.E.)
Castrum of Yverdon
Yverdon Castle
Temple
Aerial view from 400 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Champ-Pittet manor house (2012).
Fog on Lake Neuchâtel outside Yverdon.
Old city of Yverdon
Modern high rise
The Yverdon-les-Bains station building in 2009
Yverdon city church
Benno Besson Theatre
Frederick Froebel
Christa Muth, 2011
Yverdon Castle and Museum
Clendy, a littoral settlement and prehistoric megalithic site
Eburodunum, a Celtic oppidum, a Roman vicus and a medieval and modern village
City Hall
L'ancien hôtel de l'Ange
Villa d'Entremont

Yverdon-les-Bains (called Eburodunum and Ebredunum during the Roman era) is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord vaudois of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Peney died in 1499, and Bon Bottolier, cabinetmaker in Lausanne, was charged with crafting the stalls (1501–1502).

Satellite image of the Swiss Plateau between the Jura and the Alps

Swiss Plateau

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One of the three major landscapes in Switzerland, lying between the Jura Mountains and the Swiss Alps.

One of the three major landscapes in Switzerland, lying between the Jura Mountains and the Swiss Alps.

Satellite image of the Swiss Plateau between the Jura and the Alps
View from the Pilatus on the Swiss Plateau near Luzern
The Napf region in the higher Swiss Plateau
The Swiss Plateau near Muri (AG)
Central Swiss Plateau near Sursee
View from the Rigi on the sea of fog covering the Swiss Plateau
Much of the eastern part of the plateau has become part of the "Greater Zurich Area".
The densely populated Swiss Plateau: view of Zurich from Waidberg
Lavaux and Lake Geneva
Nuclear power plant (Leibstadt)
The Rhine Falls

Entirely situated within the Swiss Plateau are the cantons of Zurich, Thurgau and Geneva; mostly situated within the Swiss Plateau are the cantons of Lucerne, Aargau, Solothurn, Bern, Fribourg and Vaud; small portions of the Swiss Plateau are situated in the cantons of Neuchâtel, Zug, Schwyz, St. Gallen and Schaffhausen.

All the Swiss cities with more than 50 000 inhabitants except Basel and Lugano are situated in the plateau, especially Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

University of Lausanne

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The Palais de Rumine, one of the former buildings of the University of Lausanne
Unithèque building houses one of the two sites of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne on the main campus of the UNIL
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne form a large campus near the lake Geneva.
One of the Biopôle buildings in Épalinges (2010). More Biopôle buildings were built there since then.
The main building of the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice and of the Faculty of Business and Economics
The main building of the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice and of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
The Extranef building.
The Édouard Fleuret Library pavilion.
The Génopode building of the University of Lausanne hosts the Center for Integrative Genomics of the University of Lausanne and the central administration of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.
The School of Criminal Justice of the UNIL is the world oldest school of forensic science and is one of the only European institution to offer a complete education in forensic sciences.
The Anthropole building.
Unithèque building houses one of the two sites of the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne on the main campus of the UNIL
The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, on the campus of the University of Lausanne.
The Géopolis building: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment and Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
Vortex building, student residence on the campus
Bugnon 21, headquarters of the University Hospital of Lausanne and of the deanship of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine.
The Center for Immunology and Infection Lausanne (CIIL), UNIL-CHUV, in Épalinges (2007).

The University of Lausanne (UNIL; Université de Lausanne) in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of Protestant theology, before being made a university in 1890.

Starting in 1837, the academy was modernized by the authorities of the canton of Vaud, becoming a secular institution divided into three faculties (letters and sciences, theology, and law).