Cathedral

Recommended
Consecrated in 1275 and completely restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the late 19C, this building boasts an austere interior of great unity. Outside, the southern portal is decorated with a fine collection of 13C sculptures; the Montfalcon porch, entirely rebuilt in the early 20C, adorns the centre of the main façade. The cathedral contains what may be one of the last "lookouts" in the world, whose job is to shout out the hours at night-time to all four corners of the city.

Useful information

Address:

Pl. de la Cathédrale (cité), 1005 Lausanne

Phone:

+41 21 316 71 61

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9am-7pm; rest of year: 9am-5.30pm - closed 2 Jan and 1 Jan and 25 Dec afternoon - guided tours available, free admittance working days early Jul - mid Sep

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