Lausanne Convention Bureau

Avenue de Rhodanie 2 P.O. Box 975 1001

Welcome to Lausanne, the Olympic Capital!

OLYMPIC CAPITAL. CITY OF INNOVATIONS. CITY OF BUSINESS. Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, is a dream location on the shores of Lake Geneva with a breathtaking view of the Alps. Located in an ideal central continental location and 45 minutes from Geneva International Airport, Switzerland's 4th largest city is one of the most sought-after destinations for congresses, meetings and incentives. Why Lausanne, Switzerland? 1) Swiss quality in the heart of Europe 2) Environmental awareness 3) An outward-looking Olympic Capital, on a human scale 4) A hub for education, research and innovation 5) In the heart of the Health Valley 6) A rich heritage 7) A diverse palette of activities 8) Free, high quality transportation 9) The lowest VAT in Europe (8.1%, hotel nights incl. breakfast 3.8%) 10) A team of specialists at your service

Getting Here

A CENTRAL MEETING POINT IN EUROPE: - By air: Geneva International Airport, 45 minutes by car or by train - Zurich International Airport, 2h30 by train - - By rail (CFF network, EC Direct and TGV from Paris and Milan) - - By road (A1/E25 and A9/E27 motorways)

Distance from airport

  • Geneva International Airport, 60 km

    37 mi. from city center

  • Zurich International Airport, 227 km

    141 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Lausanne Cathedral

Historical landmark
At the heart of the old town, the majestic Lausanne Cathedral overlooks the city. Seen as one of the most beautiful gothic art monuments in Europe, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors every year.
Place de la Cathédrale 13
Lausanne, CH 1005

Plateforme 10

Plateforme 10 is a new arts district which is home to 3 museums and 2 foundations, on a unique site just a stone's throw from the train station, which completes Lausanne's already rich cultural offer. MCBA (Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts), mudac (Cantonal Museum of Design and Applied Arts) and Photo Elysée can be visited at Plateforme 10.
Place de la Gare 16-17
Lausanne, CH 1003

UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces

7 km away
Take a walk through some of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland: the UNESCO-listed Lavaux vineyard terraces are criss-crossed with marked trails with stunning views over Lake Geneva and the Alps. Little trains on wheels help you up the incline so you can enjoy a walk at your own pace.
Association Lavaux Patrimoine mondial
Sentier des Vinches 2
Grandvaux, CH 1091

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva, the largest freshwater lake in western Europe - and certainly the most romantic, having inspired countless artists - captivates the eye.
Lausanne-Ouchy, CH

The Olympic Museum

A marathon of emotions. Would you like to relive great Olympic moments? Feel the pulse of the champions? Discover the creative flair of the host cities? The world of the Games with its many facets will open up to for a full and unique experience.
Quai d'Ouchy 1
Lausanne, CH 1006

AQUATIS Aquarium & Vivarium

It presents animals through a totally immersive and interactive scenography using innovative digital technologies. More than an aquarium or a vivarium, AQUATIS is an exceptional journey through our planet’s most fascinating freshwater environments. It is a recreational area, a pole of environmental education and a platform for exchanges.
Route de Berne 144
Lausanne, CH 1010

Rolex Learning Center

Built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Rolex Learning Center designed by the internationally acclaimed Japanese architectural practice, SANAA, functions as a laboratory for learning, a library with 500,000 volumes and an international cultural hub for EPFL, open to both students and the public.
Campus EPFL
Lausanne, CH 1015

Chaplin's World

25 km away
The Manoir de Ban, Charlie Chaplin’s former residence, is now Chaplin’s World, a magical site dedicated to the life and work of the artist who is known throughout the world for his role as the Tramp. Voted best European Museum by the European Museum Academy in 2018, the establishment was awarded the Trip Advisor’s Traveller's Choice in the same year.
Route de Fenil 2
Corsier-sur-Vevey, CH 1804

Convention Centers

  • SwissTech Convention Center

    The Swiss Tech Convention Center is ideally located in the city of Lausanne in Switzerland. The convention center has a number of convention halls and meeting rooms that can be ideal for meetings, events, conferences and seminars.

  • Beaulieu Lausanne Convention Center

    MCH Beaulieu Lausanne SA runs the exhibition and congress site in Lausanne on behalf of the Beaulieu Foundation, with a surface of 50,500 square metres, a congress centre with 30 conference and meeting rooms and a big theatre.

  • Millennium

    Millennium is perfectly located in the heart of the Lake Geneva Region, directly at the intersections of major highways. It hosts an exclusive 500 seats theater and a separate ballroom.



High season
Sep 1 – Sep 30
May 1 – Jun 30
Shoulder season
Mar 1 – Apr 30
Jul 1 – Aug 31
Oct 1 – Nov 15
Low season
Nov 16 – Dec 31
Jan 1 – Feb 28

Additional Information

A TEAM OF SPECIALIST AT YOUR SERVICE Our Convention Bureau helps regional, national and international event organisers looking to hold an event in the Lausanne region. To that end, we provide a variety of free services: - Expert advisory, location scouting and feasibility analyses - Assistance regarding calls for tender and site visits - Tourist information and promotional tools - Point of contact with key partners of the destination, forwarding of requests Our Convention Bureau also offers a range of paid services, in case the planner may choose to fully or partially delegate the organisation to our team of professionals.