Lausanne: Living in a Fairy Tale (Switzerland)

When thinking of cute villages, one will probably think of La Provençe in France. Switzerland has nothing to envy the french villes – or wouldn’t you love to live in this tiny street?

It’s everything about it. Its colorful but harmonized and traditional architecture. The climbing and twining plants covering the right building. The romantic street lamps and lovely restaurant and shop signs. The cathedral appearing in the background. I took this picture on a sunday at swiss lunch time and all I could hear were clinging plates and a a kid’s laughter. It was so peaceful, so calm. I will definitely miss this.

17 thoughts on “Lausanne: Living in a Fairy Tale (Switzerland)

  1. We were there in the middle of a night trying to find a bar, right? Lausanne is so beautiful, and you knew that you live in my dream, 🙂

  2. This place really does look like it’s straight out of a fairy tale! London will have its charms too though!!! 🙂

    1. I think so too… there will probably be less calm and quiet moments, but I think the city has some pretty beautiful architecture too! I’m looking forward to it!

    1. I hope so! In fact, one thing I’m really liking about London is that each neighborhood is as if it was a town on its own (ok, just with much more people in it!). So from September onwards I might just start “neighborhood hopping”!

  3. I like contrasts. I love being in a small town for a while but I like huge cities as well. I like modern skylines and empty beaches. I like when the weather is very hot or very cold.

    Not sure I would actually like to live in a small town, no matter how charming it seems because finding a job may be hard. But it certainly looks like a fairy take town!

    1. I think in the tiny villages, there are rather very few people working – unless they have a family business, like a restaurant… or maybe a vineyard! – I would definitely live in a small village if I had a vineyard! 😉

  4. Oh If I were you I wouldn’t miss it since you’ll be going to London! These little villages are cute and pretty to look at, but at the end of the day, I find them soooo boring!!!! I am a city girl all the way!

    1. Oh no no, not the whole town looks like this (this is only the old town – around the cathedral). Lausanne is actually a quite active town, they’re always having festivals all over the year! It’s really not that bad to live here 🙂

  5. It’s funny that you mention La Provence, because the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this photo was Beauty and the Beast. It just has that storybook charm. 🙂

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