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EPFL Rolex Learning Center

The Rolex Learning Centre is the campus hub and library for the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It was designed by Japanese architecture firm SANAA.

Walk along Lake Geneva in Lausanne

Starting at the Tour Haldimand, I walked along Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) until I reached the EPFL campus in Écublens. On the way, I passed by the Parc du Denantou and its Thai pavillon, the Olympic Museum (although I didn’t go in), Ouchy and its castle, as well as many marinas and beaches.

Above, Tour Haldimand.

Above, Lake Geneva, looking east.

Above, fog looking west.

Above, looking towards Ouchy.

Above, Thai pavillon (Pavillon Thaïlandais) in Parc Denantou.

Above, Olympic Museum.

Above, the promenade is lined with many sculptures.

Above, in Ouchy.

Above, Château d’Ouchy, now a hotel.

Above, mountains on the French side of Lake Geneva.

Above, CGN station.

Above, CGN boat.

Above, marina.

Above, Pyramides de Vidy (built for the Swiss National Exposition of 1964).

Above, swan on a beach.

Sauvabelin Tower & Park

The Tour de Sauvabelin (Sauvabelin Tower) is a 35m-high wood tower, located inside Parc de Sauvabelin in Lausanne. It offers a good view on Lausanne and the surrounding area, such as Lake Geneva or the mountains. The park is also worth a stroll, with multiple forest paths, a lake and even a small zoo.

Above, observation platform at the top.

Above, Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Above, stadium.

Above, Jura.

Above, Parc de Sauvabelin.

Above, towers of the Lausanne Cathedral.

Above, stairs on the way down.

Above, lake in in the park.

Above, wooly pig in the small zoo near the lake.

Above, rabbits eating.

Above, passing by the Tower on the way out of the park.

Tower of the Lausanne Cathedral

The Cathédrale de Lausanne is a church in Lausanne, consecrated as Catholic in 1275, but which became protestant during the 16th century. The bell tower of the cathedral offers a great view on Lausanne and Lake Geneva. However, while it is free to enter the church, it costs Fr. 5 to visit the tower.

Above, pipe organ.

Above, tomb in the church.

Above, climbing the stairs to the top of the tower.

Above, view from the top of the tower.

Above, Cité (Old town) and Lake Geneva.

Above, Eglise Saint-François.

Above, Flon.

Above, Palais de Rumine.

Above, City Hall.

Above, Tour Bel Air.

Above, Château Saint-Maire and Parc de Sauvabelin behind it.

Above, Gymnase de la Cité.

Above, the lake.

Above, on the way down.

Above, bells.