Christmas in Lausanne, Switzerland

December 23 – 25, 2015

On our way to Paris for our cruise we stopped in Lausanne Switzerland for 3 days.

We took the train from Lucca to Florence, spent the night and walked around. The next morning took the train to Milan then on to Lausanne Switzerland. Lausanne is a city on Lake Geneva in the French-speaking region of Vaud, Switzerland. That night we walked to the Christmas market and strolled around the old part of town. Our first full day, Christmas Eve, we walked down to the lake shore and stopped by the International Olympic Committee headquarters. We then took a short train ride to Montreux home of the famous jazz festival. This time we explored its Christmas market. It was huge and lit up at night was very nice. We stayed until it closed at 8pm then headed back to Lausanne and as all the restaurants where closed for Christmas Eve we ended up at a McDonalds.

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The next day (Christmas) we went back to the lake shore and took a Christmas Day cruise part way around the lake. The scenario was great and it had a nice restaurant on board where we had a sumptuous meal and wine. The cruise hugged the shore and stopped at about 6 places along the way. It was a very unique way to spend Christmas.

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The next day we hopped on our train for Paris. The scenery was amazing through the Alps. Train travel is the only way to go, so relaxing and with 1st class or business class (depending on route) you get airplane style business seats, good meals and you can see the world go by.

Our trip continues in the next post, Paris River Cruise.