Practical information : Accomodation Lausanne
Budget & Tips
The budget for a night in a hotel usually starts around CHF 100 and can rise very quickly!
So, faced with the exorbitant prices of hotels, you might be tempted to head for youth hostels. This is a very good idea, especially for backpackers, but just avoid comparing with the prices of hostels you've already been to on the other side of the world. Here is the website of the Swiss Youth Hostels organisation: www.youthhostel.ch
Another good plan would be camping. The quality of the campsites in Lausanne and Vevey, ideally located on the lakeside or on the edge of the forest, are always very well equipped and remarkably well maintained. Be careful, wild camping is forbidden in Switzerland. Here is a useful site listing all the campsites in Lausanne and the region: www.avtc.ch
What's very local
Tourist offices have launched a programme to promote rooms on the farm, a programme whose title obviously makes visitors in search of cheap accommodation smile: "On the straw"!
Farmers also offer rooms and apartments for rent in a warm atmosphere: www.tourisme-rural.ch
For food lovers
Our French passion for Viennese pastries has made fans all over the world, so it's no surprise to find our beloved croissant in the neighbouring country of Switzerland. So you will not be out of place there! But the Swiss also like fresh and healthy food, so muesli with all kinds of fruit is also very popular in the morning. To enjoy all the influences of the countries bordering Switzerland, you can accompany this with a cappuccino, for a Franco-Italian variation! Other options: omelette or sausages, for the Germanic side.