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where to stay in Lausaane, Switzerland

Our family of 4 adults will be going to Lausaane in June. Does anyone have any recommendations for lodging? We'll be there 3 days. Any recommendations on sites or day trips ?
Thanks!

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Sorry I can't help with lodgings, as we did a house exchange; but I can recommend some things to do and see. Martigny is not too far, and it has three attractions that span a wide range of interests. There is an antique car museum, an art museum with a great modern sculpture garden, and an antiquities collection. They are all part of Fondation Pierre Gianadda. There are also concerts there some evenings.
You can visit the Chateau de Chillon. It's fun to go at least one way on a lake steamers.

From the chateau, it's about a 15 minute walk to the town of Montreux. The boats also go to other towns on the lake, including Geneva.
Gruyere is very cute and close-by, and can be combined with a trip to Fribourg. Fribourg houses Place Jean Tinguely, an art museum featuring the works of JT and the whimsical sculpture of his wife, Nicki Ste Phalle. (sp.?)
A section of the road heading east along the lake is a wine route. Good restaurants and wine, charming villages.
Enjoy!

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Sue,

Try the Hotel Regina in the heart of Lusaane near the cathedral. The Manor department store is 30 yards from the hotel and offers just about anything including a wine and grocery store for takeout. In addition, the train and tram station is 15 min walk. Great stores -- swiss chocolate etc 2 min away. try it.

Regards,

Craig

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We've stayed several times at Hôtel Elite just up from the train station and enjoyed it. As a child when I was a student at Ecole Mont-Olivet, my mother and I always stayed at Hôtel de la Paix but that's not in my price range!
Rick's Switzerland '07 lists all the great sights, Musée de l'Art Brut, Palais Rumine (geological museum),
Olympic Museum, Ouchy, day trip to Montreux.

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We stayed at the Lausaane Guesthouse. It's part of the backpacker hostel group, but had nice private rooms. It backs up to the train station, but the bedrooms were across a wide corridor, so no problem. Great views over the city to the lake and very reasonable prices for the area. Since it's a hostel, there is a kitchen for you use and a nice fenced, grassy back yard. All together it worked very well.