The New Year resolution for 2017: relax

By My-Lausanne

2017 has just begun and everybody is now thinking about New Year's resolutions.

This year, our New Year’s resolution is to relax. Here is a list of places and activities in Lausanne that will help you relax during this year.

One day in the spas

Let’s start 2017 in a good way and enjoy a cosy time in a spa. In Lausanne, there are many places as the CBE Concept Spa of Lausanne Palace, the CINQ MONDES spa of Beau-Rivage or the spa of Royal Savoy. These are perfect places to relax in a wonderful atmosphere.

Spa ©Beau Rivage Palace
Beau Rivage Palace

Have a brunch with friends and family

Brunch on Sundays are convivial moments with family or friends. Great food, laughs and love, all you need to spend a great time and relax (and that is our New Year’s resolution, do you remember?).

If you want to be surprised, we recommend you to try the brunch of Bref Café. A cosy place in the middle of the city. You will love it!

Le Pointu and its DIY decoration is also a great place for brunch, but do not forget to book a table.

Kicking off another fully booked brunch de @sofia.clara this morning! Reservations online! ?: @laura_vermeulen

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You could also try the brunch of the Starling Hôtel that offers a variety of sweet and sour verrines, the Etoile Blanche in the city-centre or the peaceful Chalet des Enfants in the countryside.

Let’s drink a hot beverage

Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, chaï latte,… Nothing is better than meet some friends and drink a hot beverage in a small and cosy Café.

The BlackBird Café and Café des Artisans offer incredible hot chocolates, the Kiosque and the Café Grancy make great coffee and tea in an original atmosphere.

The only way to start your Monday right.

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Psssst ! Until end of January, you can have a drink in one of the winter bubbles of the Beau-Rivage Palace.


Let’s have a walk on the shores of lake Geneva

The lake Geneva, the mountains in the background, and the sun … such a beautiful landscape. When the sun shines, everybody goes to the lake to enjoy a little walk on the shores. Enjoy the fresh air, the sun, the landscape, and relax …. and finally, let’s eat an ice cream at the Mövenpick or at Loom on Boulevard Grancy. 😉

Couple au bord de l'eau à Vidy ©LT/mano

P.S. Sunsets are amazing in autumn and in winter!

In winter

Grab your ice skates and let’s have fun 

Your working day is over, grab your ice skates and let’s meet at the skating rink. Do not break one leg trying a Loops, but relax and have fun. Every year, you can meet at Malley, Pontaise or Montchoisi skating rink, or even at the temporary rink in the Flon. This year, you could also try the temporaries skating rinks of Beau-Rivage and Royal Savoy. You will definitely love these places!

Patinoire de la Pontaise ©LT/
Pontaise ©LT/

After ice-skating, it is time for the mulled wine or the cheese fondue!

In summer

The parks

Lausanne is also a green city where you can find plenty of parks. Do you want to have a walk? Have a nap on the grass or spend some time with friends? (If it is a sunny day of course) Milan park, Louis Bourget park, Valency park or Denantou park are the perfect places. 😉

Détente sur le Quai Jean-Pascal Delamuraz ©LT/ mano
©LT/ mano

So, what are your New Year’s resolutions for 2017?