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About Switzerland

Switzerland, in its full name the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found.

Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva.

The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

Vue panoramique de Lausanne et du lac Léman
About Lausanne

The city of Lausanne, located by the Lake Geneva (62 km/39 mi northeast of Geneva), is the capital city of the French-speaking canton de Vaud, in Switzerland.
Its streets lined with trees and its numerous parks caused it to be called a “city in the countryside”.

The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne – the IOC officially recognises the city as the Olympic Capital –, as are the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. There are 55 International Federations, including World Archery and sport related organisations in canton de Vaud.

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne, the Chaplin’s World museum (only a few kilometres away on the road to Vevey) as well as the Lavaux vineyard (registered by UNESCO as human heritage) set an interesting multicultural and variegated offer.

On the Cité hill, you can see the cathedral from the 12th century over the old part of the town, which is well-known as one of the most beautiful Gothic style monuments in Switzerland.

The cultural life is full of numerous sport, music and gastronomic events, and with shows and exhibitions that take place in more than 20 big museums and many more small galleries.

The neighbourhood of Flon, which is the heart of the new life of Lausanne with boutiques, restaurants and clubs, will liven up your shopping days and unbridled evenings.

Ouchy, on the shore of the Lake Geneva, is also a centre of activity in Lausanne. It is filled with an atmosphere of holidays and good living all year long.

For bathing enthusiasts, Bellerive-plage and the Renens swimming pool will surprise you with a variety of activities and a charming setting.

The currency in Switzerland is Swiss franc, usually indicated as CHF. However, you will be able to use Euro in most of the places.

More information www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

1 CHF - 0.82 EUR
1 CHF - 1.09 USD

From the end of March to the end of October, Summer Time applies (CET + 1 hour). During the winter, Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland.

The voltage in Switzerland, as in most of Europe, is 230V/50 Hz. Switzerland uses type C (2-pin) and Type J (3-pin) plugs. (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets). Most power sockets are designed for three pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problem. Adaptors are available in most hotels.

Lausanne has an average of 123 days of rain or snow per year and on average receives

1,150 mm (45 in) of precipitation. The wettest month is June during which time Lausanne receives an average of 117 mm (4.6 in) of rain. During this month there is precipitation for an average of 10.8 days. The month with the most days of precipitation is May, with an average of 12.4, but with only 107 mm (4.2 in) of rain or snow. The driest month of the year is February with an average of 78 mm (3.1 in) of precipitation over 10.2 days.

Transport plan / Shuttle Buses

The North and South Terminals of the M2 Metro (Ouchy and Croisettes) will be serviced by the event shuttle bus.

Participants will need to go to the North or South Terminal of the M2 Metro to get a shuttle bus.

 The Aquatis Hotel is at the North terminal of the Metro - Croisettes

The Aulac and Movenpick Hotels are a 2-3 minute walk from the South terminal of the Metro - Ouchy.

The Carlton Hotel is on the line of the M2 Metro, 200m from Ouchy.

 Transport cards are provided by all hotels in Lausanne to their guests and allows for free and unlimited usage of all metros and buses in Lausanne.

North and South clusters

  • North: World Archery Excellence Centre (Indoor+Outdoor) and Montheron (Field)
  • South: Vidy (Outdoor)

Accommodation

Information on official partner hotels
Swiss

There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from. You will find more information about our official partners below.

Once you have decided where you wish to stay, contact the hotels directly to make your reservation.

OFFICIAL PARTNER HOTELS

AQUATIS (north)
MOVENPICK (south)
AU LAC (south)
HÔTEL CARLTON LAUSANNE (south)
HÔTEL CONTINENTAL (centre)

CATEGORIES

Cluster: north

Price (per room, per night): CHF 100.- (Single or Double/Twin)

Breakfast included: No

Options or Infos:
Option for your breakfast: (not included in the price)

  • Café / Croissant : CHF 5.00 per person, per day
  • Café / Croissant / Jus de fruit : CHF 8.00 per person, per day
  • Full breakfast : CHF 20.00 per person, per day
  • You can announce your wish at the breakfast

Included in the price:

  • WiFi access - high speed
  • Fitness room and SPA (sauna & hammam)
  • One bottle of water at your arrival
  • City transport card (Mobilis)

How to make a reservation:

Please use the form to do your reservation : FORM PDF

Reservation code: 120818WAEC

Contact: info@aquatis-hotel.ch

Cluster: south

Price (per room, per night):

  • CHF 160.- | Single Classic
  • CHF 180.- | Single Classic Lac View
  • CHF 210.- | Single Premium
  • Double +25.-
  • Triple +80.-

Breakfast included: Yes

Options or Infos:
Included in the price:

  • Breakfast
  • WiFi access - high speed
  • Fitness room and sauna
  • One bottle of water at your arrival

Not included in the price and mandatory:

  • City tax 3.50 per day per person

How to make a reservation:

Cluster: south

Price (per room, per night):

  • CHF 145.- | Single, city side
  • CHF 165.- | Single, lake side
  • CHF 190.- | Double, city side
  • CHF 210.- | Double, lake side
  • CHF 240.- | Triple
  • CHF 270.- | 4 beds

Breakfast included: Yes

Options or Infos:
Included in the price:

  • Continental breakfast
  • WiFi access - high speed
  • One bottle of water, coffee and tea in the room
  • One glass of  "blanc cassis" when dinner at Restaurant "Le Pirate"
  • Service & VAT

Not included in the price and mandatory:

  • City tax 3.50 per day per person

How to make a reservation:

Online reservation link

Reservation code: WAMC2018

Cluster: south

Price (per room, per night):

  • CHF 150.- | Single classic
  • CHF 180.- | Single executive
  • CHF 240.- | Junior suite
  • CHF 185.- | Double classic
  • CHF 215.- | Double executive
  • CHF 275.- | Double junior suite
  • CHF 50.- per extra bed

Breakfast included: Yes

Options or Infos:
Included in the price:

  • Breakfast
  • WiFi access - high speed
  • two bottles of water at arrival, coffee and tea in the room
  • City tax 3.50 per day per person

How to make a reservation:

Reservation code: WAMC2018

Cluster: centre

Price (per room, per night):

  • CHF 140.- | Single room with all comfort - no smoking
  • CHF 170.- | Double room single use with all comfort - no smoking
  • CHF 190.- | Double room double use with all comfort - no smoking

Breakfast included: Yes

Options or Infos:
Included in the price:

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bus and/or Metro tickets throughout the stay
  • WiFi access
  • Direct access and free use of fitness including spa are (more than 1000m2)
  • Mineral water, coffee and tea in the room
  • Mobile phone with free international calls and 4G everywhere!
  • Service and VAT

Not included in the price:

  • City tax 3.50 per day per person
  • Parking Service: CHF 15.00 per day

How to make a reservation:

Reservation code: WAMC2018

Restaurants

Food is always welcome after a competition or sight-seeing day. From local to fast food restaurants, you will find on this page the links to several restaurants located in Lausanne or near the various hotels and competition venues.

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  • La Carillère - lacarillere.ch
    European food - Friendly place
  • Auberge du Chalet des Enfants (only by car) - chaletdesenfants.ch
    Fine Swiss food made with selected local products – Old farm in between fields and forests.
  • Le Tramway – no website – Phone: 041 21 784 08 08
    Italian food – Friendly place
  • Auberge de Montheron (only by car) - www.montheron.ch
    Fine European food made with selected local products – Beautiful place, beside an ancient monastery.
  • Boccalino - www.boccalino.ch
    Italian food – Kitchen is open all day long.
  • Crêperie d’Ouchy - www.ouchycrep.ch
    Large range of crêpes – Right before the Lake.
  • Movenpick Restaurant - www.movenpick.com
  • Tom Café - www.olympic.org
    Fine food from all around the world – Great view – On the top floor of the Olympic Museum.

Activities / Events

You will find on this page several activities you can enjoy during your sight-seeing day. Let us guide you with our recommendations and discover Lausanne and its surroundings!

CGN – Compagnie Générale de Navigation

Is there a better way to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of Geneva Lake than boarding a hundred-year-old steamboat and feeling the old-fashioned charm of the Belle Epoque while savouring an excellent meal, or by going to one of the cities that made their mark on the history of Romandie, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, or the French département of Savoie.
Many theme cruises and basic transport tickets are available on the website www.cgn.ch

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Musée Olympique

Dedicated to the history of the Olympic Games and the athletes who competed during it, the Olympic Museum is an exciting experience filled with the sounds of the games, the laughing and crying it has caused since Antiquity. Located above the Ouchy quay, on the shores of Lake Geneva, it includes permanent and temporary exhibitions about sports and the Olympic Movement. Its park, in which many artworks with sports as a theme are exhibited, and its restaurant with a panoramic view on the lake and the Alps will charm you.
For more information: www.olympic.org/museum

Balade vignoble de Lavaux

The Lavaux vineyards, registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
Discover this fascinating place with thousands of vine terraces, built over more than eight centuries. Let yourself be led through the history of this exceptional vineyard and of the people who created it. Discover the fresh, subtle taste of the Chasselas, the local variety of wine, and of the various specialities proposed by the wine-growers in Lavaux.
Two walk options available:
Download the programme PDF
More information at info@lavaux-unesco.ch

RIVAZ RAIL STATION (PDF) VILLETTE RAIL STATION (PDF)
REGISTRATION RIVAZ REGISTRATION VILLETTE
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Balade Chocolat

What could be more Swiss than chocolate? Learn how to taste it and recognise it with the help of a guide who will share with you the pleasure provided by pure-origin chocolate. The history of chocolate and cacao trees is almost as rich and lively as the one of Switzerland! As the walk takes place in the city of Lausanne, you will also be pleased to discover the hidden areas and the cultural and historical hotspots spread through the capital city of the canton de Vaud.
Download the programme PDF
More information at info@olivierfuchs.ch

BALADE CHOCOLAT (PDF) REGISTRATION
Lausanne Triathlon – August 18-19, 2018

After the organisation of the ITU World Championships in 1998 and 2006, Lausanne will once again be the World Triathlon Capital and is preparing to live two international editions. In 2018, in addition to the popular events, the Lausanne Triathlon will host a World Cup and its 150 international athletes. They will be able to take advantage of the “2019 Lausanne ITU Triathlon Grand Final” course, which will take place in 2019 and will designate the best triathletes and paratriathletes in the world one year ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

For more information: www.trilausanne.ch

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