If you’re ever in Switzerland, you must visit Lausanne. Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, opposite the French town of Évian-les-Bains, the city always seems to be buzzing with excitement. This is probably due to the fact that both of my trips there have coincided with their spring carnival; a three day event involving lively music from local bands, fair rides, food stalls and your standard games.
Two weekends ago, Martin and I caught a train headed towards Geneva and got off at Lausanne. It was our 2nd trip to this city, the first being a couple of years prior, when Martin treated me to a weekend in Lausanne where we stayed in a lovely lake view room at the hotel Chateau d’Ouchy.
We spent the first hour of our day trip checking out the carnival and then made our way down to the lake where we enjoyed some delicious crepes in a café. While easting our crepes, we were rudely interrupted by a very cheeky bird that decided to fly into the restaurant and onto our table. At one point it was standing on my milk jug (I caught a photo of it below). We then spent some time sitting on a bench overlooking the lake and Alps, soaking up the sun and contemplated whether we should rent a pedalo. We decided we’d wait until our next visit…because Lausanne is just one of those places that you can visit over and over again.