Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Laussane is a elegant city situated on a sloping hill and surrounded by the Alps, towering in the distance.

We were only able to spend 24 hours here and we spent the time exploring the cobblestone alleyways and shopping along locals. We visited only a couple days before Christmas so the entire town seemed to be outside shoulder to shoulder trying to buy their last minute gifts.


Walking by all the colorful old buildings in the old town reminded you of being in an old movie. We stopped for a savory crepe and sipped on dry cider at Crêperie la Chandeleur which was right down from our hotel, the Swiss Wine Hotel.


When the sun started to set we headed to the Cathedrale de Lausanne in the center of the old town and found the coolest Christmas market situated right outside the church. They had fresh oysters, raclette cheese, and of course wine.


Inside the cathedral there were hundreds of candles lit for the holiday mass and we were able to see the priest speaking to the congregation in french. French is the main language in this area because Lake Geneva sits on the border between France and Switzerland.


Although we only spent a short time in Lausanne but we had a fabulous time and would love to come back one day. Next stop, to the cutest little mountain town in the Alps, Zermatt for Christmas!