Esplanade de Montbenon, Lausanne

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The Esplanade of Montbenon is an area of the city of Lausanne . It is located in the centre of the city, to the south of Flon.Casino de MontbenonThe Casino de Montbenon was built in 1908. It hosted the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee from 1915 to 1922.The Casino de Montbenon currently hosts the Swiss Film Archive, assembly halls and a restaurant (the Brasserie de Montbenon). The building contains the Cinématographe that serves as a movie theater for the Swiss Film Archive, the multi-use concert hall and movie theater Salle Paderewski as well as the Salle des fêtes, a large multi-use space that can host different kinds of events. Apart from the activities of the Swiss Film Archive, the Casino de Montbenon also hosts punctual events such as the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, the jazz festival Jazz Onze+ and the film festival Cinémas d'Afrique amongst others.Palais de justiceThe Palais de justice de Montbenon was built between 1881 and 1886 to host the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland. In the 1920s, the Federal Supreme Court moved to the Parc de Mon Repos and the building currently hosts the Tribunal d'arrondissement de Lausanne. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Lausanne fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Had a lovely sunset view over the lake Geneva, looking towards France. interesting buildings and park for picnics.  more »
  • A large park around the Tribunal Fédéral with plenty of grass for picnics or sunbathing, children's play area, fountains, sculpture, restaurants, and great views of the lake. It's after the big hotel....  more »
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  • Beautiful place to have a drink with friends after work. It is quite big so it doesn't get crowded on a normal afternoon. Strongly recommend. FYI there are free public toilets in a decent state.
  • Living in Lausanne is one of the best thing I did in my life. Everytime I have free time, I try to visit some new place. Heading to Montbenon was a great idea, chilling in the park while drinking beer and enjoying the view with your friends, It is a must! :)
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