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Traveling to Lausane, looking for advice

First, hello to everyone, I am looking forward to utilizing this board.

I have a few questions that I hope some ex-pats can help me with:

1) I am visiting Lausanne from October 6 - October 8. Can anyone recommend good restaurants/bars that are reasonably priced and not tourist traps? Unfortunately, I am traveling alone for this business trip (my girlfriend cannot take off work) but I am hoping to find a few good places to go.

2) I am also trying to determine where I should go for the weekend (October 8 - October 10). I leave on October 11 and want to go to a nice small village somewhere. I am looking at Annecy (France) and Zermatt (Suisse). Does anyone recommend one over the other? Or does anyone recommend an even better option for this time of the year?

Let me know if you can, thanks!
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Old 27.09.2011, 18:42
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Re: Traveling to Lausane, looking for advice

Sorry I had to delete your other Thread but it doesn't help to double post on here. Quite apart from the Moderators who delete such Threads when they notice them, we have a whole army of hawk-eyed members who report things they find to be incorrect in some form or another.

This isn't a Travel Agency so sometimes questions like yours get ignored. Check out the Restaurant Thread and see if there are any recommendations for Lausanne and as to the 'what shall I do? / where shall I go?' question it is simply a dead waste of time members giving suggestions if you do not really say what sort of thing you have in mind. There are quiet villages - but what on earth do you intend to do there all weekend, especially if you do not talk the language? Check out folk's varying opinions on Zermatt by doing a search on it in here. Everything from high praise to being bitterly disappointed.

I know this doesn't sound very helpful, but we've been through this so many times before.

Welcome to the Forum anyway though.
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Re: Traveling to Lausane, looking for advice

There are a ton of threads on restaurants in Lausanne
http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.p...urant+lausanne

Just a note: Most places are pricey and anywhere good will be impossible to get into without a booking. Enjoy your holiday
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2) I am also trying to determine where I should go for the weekend (October 8 - October 10). I leave on October 11 and want to go to a nice small village somewhere. I am looking at Annecy (France) and Zermatt (Suisse). Does anyone recommend one over the other? Or does anyone recommend an even better option for this time of the year?
I would definitely suggest Annecy, it's lovely if the weather is nice.
All depends if you wish for the lake or the mountains.
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I'd take the boat to the lovely medieval town of Yvoire on the other side of the Lake - lots of nice restaurants and a lovely castle garden at the Castle 'Le jardin de Sens' with different sections to appeal to your senses of smell, sight, hearing, etc. Zermatt is great but very touristy and quite far from Lausanne. If you want mountains why not go to Gstaad instead, or Gruyères? Or to the old traditional village of Evolène above Sion?
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Like Odile I love Evolène (I visit it every year), but it has a far more discrete charm than the usual suspects. Zermatt is indeed touristy, so much so that for many years I avoided it, but its mountains are glorious.

Zinal is similar to Evolène in many ways, but has far more spectacular mountain views, with the Imperial Crown of five 4,000 meter peaks.
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Re: Traveling to Lausane, looking for advice

Thanks, I have rented a car on Oct. 7 and plan on canyoning in Interlaken on the 8th. Other than that, I am going to check these recommendations out.
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