If you speak to a local from Lausanne, you must never say it's a city on Lake Geneva, but for everyone else, it's most likely what they will say. Lausanne sits in the French-speaking region of Vaud and is a great spot for any sport-loving digital nomad to sample some coliving. This is because the city is home to the International Olympic Committee Headquarters', as well as the Olympic Museum and lakeshore Olympic Park. Very impressive!
The city's beating heart is made of its enviable location being by the waterside, and its lively residents. During your stay, you are most likely to encounter a number of party-loving students from Lausanne's EPFL Research Institute, all probably giving you a run for your money in the thinking department. It's got a lot of potential for business entrepreneur nomads due to its academic inclination. Aside from the student population, Lausanne sees itself as an up and coming place to be, but the magic as it often is, is in the city's Gothic Old Town and at its heart being the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
During a visit to this hub of learning, you might take some time to visit the Place de la Riponne to check out the colorful array of produce at the twice-weekly market. Make sure to sample three things whilst in Lausanne; its chocolate, its cheese, and especially its wine. Did you know Switzerland only exports 1% of its wine? Making it an absolute must for any remote workers who love a good glass of wine. In fact, the local Lavaux vineyards are one of only a few UNESCO world-heritage vineyards. Every year, the city hosts the Festival La Cite with musicians and talent from all over the world and the best part is that it's free!
Travel to Lausanne is a 35-minute train ride from the Geneva airport. With fast Internet in any coliving space, it means it’s a top spot for enjoying the Swiss way of life. You can travel comfortably around the city using the remote-controlled Metro that runs under the city - the first of its kind in the country. Be ahead of the trend by visiting this gem of a city.
Fun Facts about Lausanne
- Lac Léman is the French name for Lake Geneva – make sure to use the correct one whilst in the city!
- Originally a Roman military camp named Lausanne. This place has history!
- Home to the biggest cinema in Switzerland, the "Capitole"
- The signing location of two major international treaties!