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Lausanne


Without Lausanne Turkey as we know it today would simply not exist. It was here that İsmet İnönü saved the day, and Turkey could finally leave the disaster of the First World War and the Greek invasion behind and regain its independence. The story of the Treaty of Lausanne is a fascinating one, and the still gorgeous Grande Dame of Lausanne hotels, the Beau Rivage, displays black and white photographs of the event that took place in its ballroom on July 24, 1924.

Getting there

The train station is at the heart of the city, which puts you just 3 hours and 40 minutes from Paris. Geneva Airport is 40 minutes by car and Zurich Airport 2 hours.

Getting around

Use the Lausanne metro. Indispensable unless you like climbing.

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