Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sunset Lausanne, Ouchy

Sunset Lausanne
Originally uploaded by thnkfst.
Ouchy is a lakeside region located on the shores of Lac Leman in Lausanne. Ouchy boasts a wonderful quai on which to stroll, chill out, and enjoy the mountain views and fresh breezes.

As you can see, Ouchy is also a great place to enjoy incredible sunsets at any time of the year. In particular, I took this sunset photo of Ouchy in March, 2002.

Ouchy is a separate commune from Lausanne. Ouchy has survived as a fishing port, but these days it is more known to be a chic Swiss lakeside resort, with an abundance of waterfront cafés. Take the metro to get down to this area near the train station.

Some 500m west of Ouchy’s Gothic château turned hotel, and just beyond you will find the majestic Hôtel Beau-Rivage set in its own grounds.

Parc Olympique, home of Lausanne’s much-touted flagship Musée Olympique (May–Sept daily 9am–6pm; Oct–April Tues–Sun 9am–6pm; Fr.14, audioguide Fr.3; SMP; closed on 25th december and 1st january).

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