Lausanne is the capital of the Vaud Canton in Switzerland, and is among the larger cities in the country. Located in Romandy, Lausanne lies along the Lake Geneva and is around 62km from Geneva. Lausanne is flanked by several picturesque surroundings, making the city quite beautiful and a must-visit. Lausanne is settled on three hills at the base of which lies the Lake Geneva. There are a few Muslim-friendly facilities in Lausanne including mosques and halal restaurants.
The city is home to the International Olympic Committee and several other sports federations. Lausanne finds its location at the northern end of Lake Geneva and is close to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Lavaux. Lausanne has a large student population. The Old Town of Lausanne is car-free and good to walk around. It has small alleys, and gothic architecture dominates the area. The area of Lausanne is said to be inhabited since the stone ages.
There are some beautifully designed buildings in the city. Walking around Lausanne will give visitors a peek into the culture of the city and also the local lifestyle. There are quite a number of green spaces and parks around Lausanne that are great to sit and relax.
Lausanne features a number of museums, the Palais de Rumine houses around five museums; namely the Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire, Musée cantonal de zoologie, Musée cantonal de géologie, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts and the Musée monétaire cantonal. The Musée Historique de Lausanne gives travellers a chance to explore the history of the region. There is also an interesting Olympic Museum in the city.
Lausanne also is a wonderful destination for shopping. The best places to enjoy some shopping in Lausanne are Place St François, Rue de Bourg, Place de la Riponne and Lausanne Flon. There are several weekly markets hosted in the Lausanne city center.
The nearest airport to Lausanne is the Geneva Airport. There is a direct train service between the Geneva Airport and Lausanne. The journey takes about 45 minutes and a one-way ticket costs around CHF 26.
Visitors can find some Muslim-friendly restaurants in Lausanne. The best halal restaurants inLausanne include Snack de la Gare, Le Sultan, Le Grand Atlas, Kebab de Grancy, Herat Restaurant, etc.
There are quite a number of mosques in Lausanne. The most prominent mosques in Lausanne include Mosque of Lausanne, Centre Islamique Alhikma, Eyup Sultan Mescid-Masjid and Turkish Cultural Centre, Centre Culturel IslamiqueOmar Bin Khatab etc.