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If you cannot find a way to amuse yourself on this enormous site, then pack your bags and head on home. Sound harsh? Maybe, but Bellerive-Plage is just like an amusement park but more wet! It has an Olympic-size swimming pool, a 10-meter high diving board, access to Lake Geneva, beach-volleyball courts, kids' games, cafes... The pools are supervised so bring the kids along. If you still don't feel like jumping in the water, no problem: sip something cool at the café overlooking the lake and take in the sights. Also note that weather and poor attendance may affect opening hours. Open hours may vary according to weather, so call ahead.
Sauvabelin Forest is a suburban park where Lausanne locals have come for Sunday strolls and afternoon walks in a soothing natural setting for more than a century. Walks lead past the River Flon, the picturesque Bois de Sauvabelin, and the ruins of a former Swiss village. The true highlights of the forest are the Lac du Sauvabelin, an artificial lake built in the late 19th century, and the Sauvebelin Tower, an interesting wooden structure nine stories tall with beautiful views of the surrounding region. Visitors often take picnics on landscaped grounds, row boats on the lake in the warmer months, and take children to see Swiss-native farm animals. Legend has it that the late and great David Bowie owned a home on the forest grounds.
The Vidy Park harks back from the Exposition Nationale of 1964. The Vidy harbor, in the center of the park, encroached on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) for the exhibition. West of the park you will find the Vidy pyramids, followed by the rowing club and Vidy's beach, which unfortunately receives the smells from the nearby sewage works from time to time. To the east, the small train from the 64 Exhibition entertains the children in Vidy's Parc du Théâtre. Further on, the swimming pool and Bellerive beach cater for water fanatics and the Voile d'Or's magnificent setting provides a perfect spot to stop for a drink.
AquaSplash Renens is a water sports park located west of Lausanne, but easily accessible by taxi and by public transport. Water parks like these are all the rage here in Switzerland. Similar to Six Flags in America, you will find five heated pools, slides for grown-ups and for kids, a 10-meter high diving board and courts for all kinds of activities like volleyball, football and badminton. There is also a place to get a massage and a proper work-out room.
With a rounded peak, the rounded top Mont Pelerin is an attractive destination owing to its idyllic location overlooking Lake Geneva and the spectacular views that it provides. The best way to explore the mountain is by following a funicular rail ride from Vevey via the Chardonne vineyards, then on foot and with the lift up the 403 feet tall television tower, perched on the summit. The Le Mirador Kempinski hotel is a popular stop over on the mountain and offers panoramic views of the beautiful Lake and the magnificent Alps, the Rhone Valley and terraced vineyards of the Swiss Riviera.
Les Pléiades, marks the beginning of the foothills and overlooks Lake Geneva and the towns and villages of the Swiss Riviera. It can be easily accessed via a cog train. Once at the upper station, the AstroPléiades tour is one that should not be missed for the world! Providing deep insights about the entire solar system, the tour starts by taking the Earth as a starting point and then moving on to exploring different phenomena occurring in space for millions of light-years apart. After a complete observation of the solar system, the visitor is transported to different fixed stars in distant galaxies. To add to the beauty of the peak, fields of blooming daffodils adorn the landscapes and are an absolute delight for walkers, hikers and avid photographers.
This public golf course in an idyllic setting offers 18 holes with panoramic views of Lake Geneva, Mont Blanc and the Jura Mountains. The flats, which are always quite green and seem to permanently run towards the lake, are the most remarkable feature of the course. Undulating lawns, picture-perfect fairways, and a few resident farmhouses and water features make the Signal de Bougy a pleasure to walk through. Pretty much all the amenities of a modern golf club are offered here, including a restaurant, conference room, and pro shop. A driving range and practice area round out the facilities.
Lac de Joux is a beautiful lake in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland and is the biggest lake in the country. It is a great tourist attraction and is highly popular among the locals and tourists alike. In summer, Lac de Joux is a hub for several activities like water sports and hiking and in the winters, people enjoy ice skating and ice walking over the frozen waters of this lake. It is a wonderful place to be with your family or group of friends.