CorelDraw Map Lausanne Switzerland

Lausanne is the capital city of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland and is known for its picturesque setting on the northern shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The city is divided into several districts and neighborhoods, each with its own unique character and charm. Here’s an overview of some of the main districts and neighborhoods in Lausanne:

  1. City Center (Centre-ville):
    • The city center is where you’ll find most of Lausanne’s administrative and commercial buildings.
    • It’s a vibrant area with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions like the Lausanne Cathedral and the Olympic Museum.
    • The Flon district, located in the city center, is known for its nightlife, with bars and clubs.
  2. Ouchy:
    • Ouchy is a beautiful lakeside neighborhood with a scenic promenade and a marina.
    • It’s a popular spot for leisurely walks, picnics, and swimming in Lake Geneva.
    • Ouchy also offers easy access to the Château d’Ouchy, a historic castle-turned-hotel.
  3. Chailly:
    • Chailly is a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Lausanne.
    • It’s known for its peaceful atmosphere and green spaces, making it a popular area for families.
    • The Sauvabelin Park, which includes a small lake and a tower with panoramic views, is nearby.
  4. Prilly:
    • Prilly is a suburb located to the northwest of Lausanne.
    • It offers a mix of residential areas and commercial zones.
    • Prilly is known for its accessibility to Lausanne, making it a convenient place for commuters.
  5. Morges:
    • Morges is a charming town located to the west of Lausanne along the shores of Lake Geneva.
    • It’s known for its lakeside promenade, historic old town, and beautiful parks.
    • Morges hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year.
  6. Renens:
    • Renens is a town situated to the northeast of Lausanne.
    • It’s an important transportation hub, as it’s a major train station on the Lausanne-Geneva railway line.
    • Renens is also known for its diverse population and cultural diversity.
  7. Epalinges:
    • Epalinges is a residential area to the north of Lausanne.
    • It’s a tranquil neighborhood with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside.
    • The Jorat Forest and the Chalet-à-Gobet are nearby, offering opportunities for outdoor activities.
  8. Ecublens:
    • Ecublens is home to the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
    • It has a strong academic presence and is a hub for research and innovation.
  9. Pully:
    • Pully is a peaceful lakeside town located just east of Lausanne.
    • It’s known for its beautiful parks, such as the Parc de Pully, and its relaxed atmosphere.
    • The town offers stunning views of Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Each district and neighborhood in Lausanne has its own unique character, and the city as a whole is known for its vibrant cultural scene, beautiful natural surroundings, and a high quality of life. Whether you’re looking for a bustling urban experience or a more tranquil suburban setting, Lausanne has something to offer for everyone.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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