From the cathedral that looks down proudly over the city, the hills of Lausanne stretch down in rapid succession to the banks of Lake Geneva, and the city is surrounded by vineyards, woods and prairies. An important centre of culture, business and education, the Olympic capital is just as cosmopolitan as Geneva with an added rustic charm. Thanks to its extraordinary geographical location, all sorts of activities and excursions are easily accessible to all. You will find the lake on one side, the mountains on the other and France, Italy and Germany all only two to four hours' drive away. If you wish to go further afield, the closest international airport is just 30 minutes away by train. Welcome to the Vaudois region, at the heart of Europe.