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Old 15.01.2007, 17:53
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Centres commercials and grocery shopping in Lausanne

Hello all, I have posted the same question in my hello thread in the Welcome section, but since that may be dead at the moment, I thought I should post it somewhere else also.

Iīve just started the process of signing up to search sites for accommodation, but I donīt know where I want to live. I know I want to live somewhere no more than about 30 minutes commute from EPFL, where I work. That means many places, but the other of my hopes is to live somewhere close to where I can buy groceries. I am currently staying at the Jeunotel, between EPFL and Lausanne, and I have yet to find somewhere larger than a petrol station shop in the vicinity. In the centre of Lausanne itself I was stunned that I couldnīt find much in the way of grocery shops either - where does everyone buy their food for cooking?

So if anyone has any pointers about where are such "centres commercials", and where is a good place to go to buy food, please let me know.

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Old 17.01.2007, 16:34
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Re: Centres commercials and grocery shopping in Lausanne

He MrWhereIsItAt,

Welcome to Lausanne, I have been here 2.5 years now and am very happy to be here. I don't really know the area around EPFL much, although I work down by the Theatre du Vidy so can't be far away.

We normally shop in town at one of the migro's or COOP's, try to get veg from the saturday morning market on Rue de Bourg, or if it's a big shop, drive to Crissier to the Leman centre which is big.

There is a new late opening migros/coop in Ouchy which is ok, but not huge. Good for emergencies.

For the best selection of large shops and "centres commercials" you really need to go to Crissier, but it's not so easy without a car.

good luck
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