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“Gorgeous view of the lake”

Esplanade de Montbenon
Ranked #11 of 63 things to do in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Really well-maintained park overlooking Lake Geneva (called Lac Leman in the local French) and the Alps in the distance. The old courthouse sits at the head of the park, opening onto the wide green lawn that stretches to a balcony above some more of the city. I’m pretty sure the Esplanade is actually built on top of a parking garage, which is a great idea and an excellent way to save space in a city as tightly packed as Lausanne. It’s a great place for sunbathing, people-watching, and picnicking.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Beautiful old buildings, monuments and wonderful old trees. But the best is the wonderful view over Lausanne.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Parc esplanade with amazingly great views and a comfortable strolling area to walk. Well worth the detour

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a nice little park to relax and chill. It is worth the detour if you are in downtown Lausanne. There is a nice view of Lausanne and the lake and the tribunal architecture is worth seeing.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Joé S
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing garden with panorama view. Historic buildings are interesting to explore. Trees are so huge. Nice to sit and relax.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank pachanar
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