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Lausanne as your poetic autumn
In 1830, Alexander Pushkin had to spend the autumn in his manor in Bolshoe Boldino because of the announced cholera quarantine. What initially seemed to be a dark period in poet's life turned into the most brilliant and productive time in his poetic career.

We prepared a few stories with regard to an amazing Swiss city, which may become one of your best projects in the future. Welcome to Lausanne! We will focus on exquisite hotels, modern conference centers, and of course, traditional Swiss cuisine restaurants.
The hotel Beau-Rivage Palace 5* is situated in an elegant Belle Epoque palace, which guests were such historical figures as Coco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin and Somerset Maugham. Today the hotel offers 168 rooms, most of them were renovated in 2012 under the direction of the well-known interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The hotel also has the gourmet two-star Michelin restaurant Anne-Sophie Pic, the refined brasserie Café Beau-Rivage, the spa-center CINQ MONDES Spa, the Big ballroom (Salle Sandoz) and another 11 conference halls with a capacity ranging from 10 to 600 people.
The hotel Lausanne Palace 5* in the center of Lausanne opened its doors in 1915 and at all times welcomed members of the royal families, prominent political leaders and international celebrities. The hotel offers 140 rooms, the beauty and wellness center CBE Concept Spa measuring 2100 м², the gastronomic Michlen restaurant La Table d'Edgard runned be the famous Chef Edgard Bovier, and fourteen air-conditioned modular rooms for conferences with the capacity up to 300 people.
About 45 monuments of national importance are concentrated in Lausanne – the most significant of them is the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Each night the watchman announces the time yelling from the cathedral bell tower to each direction of the city: "It is the night watchman. It rang (ten)!" Thus he assures citizens that everything is safe. This tradition goes back to 1405!
The Rumine Palace in Lausanne was built in the turn of the 20th century with the money Gabriel de Rumine, son of a Russian noble family, left for the city. Before 1980 the palace housed the University of Lausanne. Currently it hosts the University library and several museums.
The authentic restaurant Café du Grütli near the city hall has been indulging guests with its specialty, the traditional cheese fondue, since 1849. The place is always packed and seems to be highly popular with tourists but in fact it is the locals who mostly lunch or dine here.
An entirely new discovery for us is the modern pavilions of the Polytechnic School of Lausanne (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), available for organizing any kind of corporate events. The first one is called Rolex Learning Center. It is a campus hub and library designed by the Japanese winners of the Pritzker Prize.
Second space is the conference center SwissTech Convention Center, one of the largest in the Lake Geneva region, that accommodates up to 3000 people. It takes 15 minutes to get here from the downtown of Lausanne.
And the third pavilion of the Polytechnic School is the art center ArtLab, 235 meters long, the three different spaces of which are dedicated to scientific and cultural themes. In addition, there is the Montreux Jazz Café, where one can get acquainted with the archives of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.
The small town of Vevey, half an hour drive from Lausanne, is regarded as one of the pearls of the Swiss Riviera. Its most prominent resident was Charlie Chaplin – he had lived here for the last 25 years of his life and now his statue stands on the shore of Lake Geneva.
Near the center of Vevey, there is the Charlie Chaplin's museum Chaplin's World, opened in 2016 and situated in the manor where the actor lived with his family. The museum is interactive: here one may run around the wobbling cabin from "The Gold Rush", sit in the barber's chair from "The Great Dictator", take a photo in a suit and bowler hat, see the first Charlie Chaplin's Hollywood contract. In the end of the visit you can have lunch at the restaurant The Tramp, located in the same building.
On the way from Vevey to Lausanne you can stop to taste Swiss wines at the restaurant Auberge de l'Onde, where works elected Switzerland's Best Sommelier 2015, the native of Côte d'Ivoire, Jérôme Aké Béda.