🇨🇭 A Quick Dip in Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland 󠁨👨‍👩‍👦‍ Family Video

Life before (and likely after) coronavirus lockdown. . . So, what’s that one of the family-friendly things to do in Lausanne, Switzerland if you only have an hour or two? Lake Geneva, of course. at least for us with two young, energetic boys who just wanted to swim in the lake on the return trip of our second summer camping road trip in Europe. Check out this short family-friendly video of Louis Bourget Park on Lausanne’s side of “Lac Lehman”.

A quick dip on “Lacus Lemanus” as the Lake Geneva was called in Roman times.

Here’s a trivia: Do you know that this is the Olympic capital city?

On the way from the city of bears and our good friends in Bern, Switzerland to a camping site in Geneva on the 26th of August, Monday, we broke 1000 miles.

A lone young boy and a swan on Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the Swiss alps in the background.

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Southern Swiss alps seen from the sparsely populated Louis Bourget Park, Lausanne.

Apparently, Lausanne is the HQ of the International Olympic Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport and some 55 international sports associations. ‘Nuff said about that.

The HQ building of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Lausanne, Switzerland: Olympic capital city and HQ of the International Olympic Committee.

With only 2 hours stopover, we didn’t have much time to see any Olympic or sports-related happenings here though.

Can’t really say that we’ve seen Lausanne too because we simply drove through it and headed to a park (Louis Bourget Park) that’s next to a lake. We didn’t think much of it, just like all the other stops during this 6-week camping road trip.

A sculpture? A playground? Some kind of monument at Louis Bourget Parkon Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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We don’t know what this is. Some kind of profound something at the park.

We just came here for a brief stopover a quick dip in the little big lake on the way to Geneva from visiting our friends in Bern the city of bears.

It turned out to be a great 2 hours of chill time. Louis Bourget Park a very cool and spacious open area with lots of greenery and more importantly not very crowded; just like we hoped. Likely a great place to chill and study for the students of the nearby university.

Two young boys dancing/playing on the beach of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the Swiss alps in the background.

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On the road from Bern to Geneva, the boys just wanted to have a quick swim at what they had initially known as Lac Lehman, from the French side.

It was a cloudy day when we arrived. Still, we could see the southern Swiss mountains in the distance, on the other side of Lake Geneva, possibly the French town of Thonon-les-Bains where we experienced our first real family camping during last year’s road trip. Although from that side they called the Lake “Lac Lehman“.

A white love swan on the shore of Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, with the southern Swiss alps in the background.

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One of the white love swans that chased the boys and the swimmers away.

The magnificent views from this side and the atmosphere of this park simply transmitted peacefulness. . . “The beauty of nature that balms my soul”, as my wife said. . . that’s until the white love swans, territorial as they were or simply looking to play with humans, chased the boys and the swimmers away.

Wide open green space, shadeful trees and a paved road at Louis Bourget Park on Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Louis Bourget Park, Lausanne: Wide open space, lots of greenery and shade, and sparsely populated… just as we liked it!

This is definitely a place worthy of a much longer stay. Oh well, save some for next time!

NEXT STOP: Geneva and the boys’ science education at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Colorful rental paddleboats at Louis Bourget Park on Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Rental paddle boats add to the family fun things you can do in Lake Lausanne, IF you can afford it. We couldn’t!

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Two young boys and a woman in the distance on Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Switzerland, with the Swiss alps in the background.

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Louis Bourget Park, Lake Geneva, Lausanne, Switzerland. See you next time!

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