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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Lausanne — a natural escape from city life for a romantic break

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With breathtaking scenery of winding roads through the mountain valleys, Laussane remains to be one of the places in the world where visitors can enjoy some of the finer things in life offering a natural escape from city life for a romantic break or a family adventure alike.


The region’s captivating lakes are a stunning backdrop to the offerings around the region, which include some of the world’s finest Michelin starred restaurants and wellness retreats. In addition to the natural panorama, there is much to do in the region, from walking holidays to exploring the region’s history and culture, with the backdrop of some of the Alps’ most dramatic peaks. The Lavaux vineyard terraces, now listed as a Unesco world heritage site, are among the region’s natural wonders, in addition to the unforgettable Lake Geneva and the region’s highest point, Glacier 3000.


The region hosts some of the country’s finest hotels where luxury meets heritage, such as the world-renowned Hôtel de Ville de Crissier and Beau-Rivage Palace, which both pay homage to the region’s rich history and culture. Other visitor favourites include the Lausanne Palace, Royal Savoy Hotel and Spa and the 12th-century Chateau d’Ouchy.


Gastronomes will find an array of fine dining options to tempt them to the region, with several world-class, Michelin starred restaurants in some of the most magical locations. Topping the gastro-tour would be the three-star Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville de Crissier, while two-star Anne-Sophie is not to be missed either. With one-star, the area also offers La Table du Lausanne Palace, Le Berceau des Sens and Auberge de l’Abbaye de Montheron, ensuring that everyday can bring a new gastronomic experience.


For relaxation and well-being, the region is rich with some of the world’s best spas set in the most luxurious of locations. Internationally renowned spas include Spa Cinq Mondes at Beau-Rivage Palace, CBE Concept Spa du Lausanne Palace and Spa du Royal Savoy, all offering unforgettable escapes.


But it is not only relaxation which visitors can find in the region. Activities and culture abound with offerings such as lake cruises, heli-tours and a raft of museums and historical sites to entice guests. Château de Chillon is just one of the stunning castle’s guests can visit in the region, while the Olympic Museum is a firm favourite with sports fans.


Offering year-round snow, active travel lovers can walk on the only suspension bridge in the world that connects two mountain peaks at Glacier 3000, while water sports, cycling and an array of thrill-seeking activities await those who prefer the warmer climes.


Whether road-tripping by car around the region or hopping on the Montreux Oberland Bernois Railway, getting around the expansive area is simple.


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