Lausanne (Switzerland) – this Swiss city, located within the French-speaking part of the country (facing Lake Geneva), is known for two well-renowned universities, the country’s highest court (the Federal Tribunal), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and various sporting federations.
The old town is dominated by the cathedral, which is regarded as Switzerland’s most impressive piece of early Gothic architecture. Lausanne was a diocesan town for over a thousand years. Shopping streets can be found surrounding the cathedral as well as in the pretty waterfront area of Ouchy. The country’s only Metro connects the various parts of the town and eases travel in this incline-based town.