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Lausanne. Pop. 128,302. Currency Swiss franc (CHF). Language French. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Most convenient airport - Geneva. Best Time to go – spring and summer. Lausanne is located on the shores of Lake Geneva in the French speaking area of Switzerland. The city built on the south slopes of the Swiss plateau and lies between two large wine producing areas. The city has established itself as a notable centre of culture with a number of renowned educational establishments and musems. Lausanne is also very sporty and is home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), International Baseball Federation (IBAF), International Swimming Federation (FINA), and International Skating Union (ISU). Along with committee men the city also attracts active participants for water sports, mountaineering, cycling, triathlon, football, and ice hockey. The city over the years has had many famous residents including: Ingvar Kamprad (Founder of IKEA); Capucine (French actress and model); Coco Chanel (fashion designer); James Mason (English actor); Georges Simenon (Belgian writer); Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim (Finnish president and field marshal); and Alice Bailly (Swiss painter and multimedia artist).


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Palace Hotel - Lausanne

Palace Hotel, is a 5 star hotel with 154 rooms. Luxurious Hotel in ornate six-story building situated in city center, with panoramic views of Lake Geneva. This hotel is home to the 1500-square-meter CBE Concept Spa, where an extensive range of treatments and programs are offered. Guests also have complimentary access to the indoor swimming pool, spa tub, sauna, and fitness room.

Palace Hotel - Lausanne

International Baseball Federation (IBAF)

Organizing body for international baseball including the Olympics, the World Cup and the Intercontinental Cup. The organisation is based at - Avenue de Mon Repos 24, Case Postale 6099, 1002 Lausanne, Switzerland.

International Olympic Committee IOC

The Official IOC site with a variety of information involving the candidate and host cities, events, IOC policies, international sports federations, and national Olympic organisations.

Lausanne - wikipedia

Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. Lausanne is located some 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Geneva. It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne.

Lausanne - wikitravel

Lausanne the capital of the Swiss canton of Vaud, is a medium sized city (around two thirds the size of Geneva) which sits at the northern most point of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The city is the host to the International Olympic Committee and two major universities. It is also the transportation hub of Vaud, and a gateway to the alpine Canton of the Valais, home to some of the best known ski slopes in the world.


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