My theme – “26 Things I’d Like To See During Our Trip To France”
L is for “Lausanne”
What is this? Qu’est-ce que c’est ?
I imagine you are all scratching your heads and thinking “Lausanne is not in France!” Yes, that is correct. Lausanne is a city in Switzerland. But this will still be on “Our trip to France” and since it’s on the same trip, I don’t think it’s cheating on my theme.
I am planning just a few days here, just enough to meet a friend and to get a little glimpse of Switzerland, because I think it seems like an amazing country. It’s definitely on my list of places I want to explore further in the future! I have discovered the blog of Halley Gentil through A to Z, and she writes all about Switzerland, which makes me want to go there even more!
Where is it? Où est-ce?
Lausanne is near the French border, a little less than 40 miles NE of Geneva, sitting on the shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). It is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Why do I want to go there? Pourquoi est-ce que je veux y aller ?
First of all, I have a super nice correspondent who lives there, and I’d like to meet her! She tells me lots of nice things about where she lives. Plus, it’s not too long of a train ride from Dijon, where we will be spending some time. Since we’ll go only for a couple days, just enough to make us want to go back and spend more time, I really have no idea what we will see there. From reading, I can see that it is a city full of museums, beautiful architecture, nice views of the Alps, great opportunities for walking on the shores of Lake Geneva…and I am willing to bet there could be a cheese fondue in our future there too.
And you, dear A to Z-ers? Et vous ?
Have you visited this city? What are your favorite sights/things to do here? Dites-moi !