It is undoubtedly to Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his novel La Nouvelle Héloïse, published in 1761, that Lausanne and the Swiss Riviera owes some of its aura. The capital of the French-speaking canton of Vaud, its old town is made up of valleys with medieval and steep streets filled with hotel shops and elegant shopping addresses. Unless you opt for the metro or funicular, the three hills of Lausanne will put your calves to the test. What could be more natural, you might say, for a city that has been home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee since 1915? We also know how to relax in this part of French-speaking Switzerland, and under its airs of a provincial town, the city shows an astonishing cultural dynamism, something that can be measured by consulting the "Visits" section of the Lausanne tourist guide. From pints from the Vaud region to gastronomic discoveries, the fine mouths will not be outdone. By joining the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, you can also enjoy a romantic canoeing session on the fresh and calm waters of the lake, while in summer, you will head towards Montreux to enjoy the performances of the world's greatest jazzmen. We will not miss the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, a true Gothic masterpiece of the Swiss city and the Lausanne Botanical Garden, a true haven of urban peace! Easily accessible from France, by train or plane, the cosmopolitan city of Lausanne is not finished surprising.