Cathedrale de Lausanne, Lausanne

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To see an exquisite example of Gothic architecture, head to Cathedrale de Lausanne in the heart of the city's medieval Old Town. Built during the 12th and 13th centuries, the building replaced an earlier and much more modest church structure. Thanks to constant conservation efforts and a few careful restorations, the building appears today just as it did upon its completion in 1235. Step inside to see the world-famous organ, which took nearly a decade to design and consists of 7,000 pipes. Take a guided tour to learn more about the cathedral's architecture and history, and climb the tower for sweeping views over the city and its lake. Put Cathedrale de Lausanne and other Lausanne attractions into our Lausanne road trip app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is not comparable with other European cathedrals, but it is a beautiful Gothic church. It is worth the visit, even for those who are already tired of meeting churches around the world.
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  • When you are in Lausanne, visiting the cathedral is a great option. It is a gothic cathedral built in the 12th century. It is not as impressive as some French cathedrals, but definitely beautiful. An ...  more »
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  • there is so much history and character sure it was easy to get lost in the sculptures and architecture. If you decide to go here I would highly recommend spending time studying the detail and energy that each piece is communicating. It was a very spiritual experience to be there and you could feel the energy and power of Cathedral.
  • Old historic cathedral situated in the heart of old Lausanne town, on a hill overlooking greater Lausanne and the lake Léman. The French alps tower over everything in the distance to the south. Lausanne cathedral's external stone walls are a bit worn in places hence the on going work. It is possible to climb one of the steeples to further improve on the view. Access to the cathedral is best done on foot, an easy climb. Car parking is limited. There are public toilets and cafes nearby. Well worth a visit.
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