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Greetings from Lausanne

Hello and thanks everyone for this great forum - it has already helped a lot!

My wife and I moved to Lausanne a couple of weeks ago, from Greece. We both work, I am in my forties and I love motorsport and aviation (Switzerland is not too bad for the latter then ).
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It's not too bad for cars either. There's a Rally de Valais around September/October time and also the British Classic Cars rally in Morges the first Saturday in October. It's free, around 1400-1600 British cars (Jaguar, Lotus, Morgan, Mini, Rover, etc) all parked along the lakeside so you can stroll up and down to your heart's content.
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That's great news, thanks! I am looking forward to both events.
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Oh, I forgot. Geneva Motor Show will be on at PalExpo in early March. First of the major world motor shows of the year so always lots of models to view. It's easy to get to by either driving (PalExpo is opposite Geneva airport) or you could get the train from Lausanne. CFF do special rail ticket + entry free combined deals. Ask at the station or might be on their website.
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Can't believe I too had forgotten about it! Definitely worth visiting - thanks.
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Welcome to Lausanne! Nice to have another airfan around!
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Thanks! See you at LSGL perhaps.
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Welcome to Switzerland. Enjoy your time here.
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Re: Greetings from Lausanne

Welcome to the Lausanne area, wanted to mention the Geneva car show at Palexpo and would not recommend driving there as it gets fairly busy traffic wise. Last year I took the train and it worked out great.

Did not know about the Morges car meet, so will be going there this year.

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Re: Greetings from Lausanne

Been to the motor show once, drove form Gland, it is not a good idea to drive, because very crowded and difficult to get a parking. Wiser to take train!
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Re: Greetings from Lausanne

Thank you everyone for the welcome, and thank you also for the heads-up on not driving to the show! As you might have surmised, I am rather mass-transportation-averse and I was planning on taking the car (Jeremy Clarkson you are not entirely alone ).

I suppose it might depend on the day too, because I was there in 2006 and parking was OK. I am pretty sure it wasn't on a weekend though.
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Re: Greetings from Lausanne

The key to driving to the show is to aim to be outside the entry doors when they open at 9am so you need to plan to be parking the car around 8.15 so you can queue up for your parking/entry ticket and then hop on the shuttle bus to PalExpo. Then the traffic is not too bad, although the queues will already be long at the payment booths in the car parks. And yes, try and go on a weekday, not a weekend if you can.

That said, the train journey is still easier in my opinion. Just hop on a train from Lausanne to Geneva Airport and then walk over to PalExpo from there iirc, or there might be shuttle buses from the airport too. We've done the show both ways, but hubby prefers to drive, so that's how we usually get there when we go. Mind you, by the time the trains get to Lausanne you may have to stand for the journey to Geneva as they will be crowded with people going to the show.

It'll be the same for the Morges car show. Although it officially starts at 10am, we aim to get there around 9 so we can get parked that bit nearer. The cars are already along the quayside and plenty of people are walking around viewing them so the "official" time is not really relevant.
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