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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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“.
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.
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.
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