How to get there: Lausanne has good connections to all major cities in Switzerland and almost hourly direct trains to France (Paris, 3h40) and Italy (Milan, 3h20).
At the train station youll find the tourist office (021 613 73 73; lockers, bicycle rental, currency exchange, rest rooms, fast food, small shops and a post office.
Lausanne is beautiful but very hilly, so be prepared for some steep walks when discovering Lausanne on foot! The center is a few steps up from the main station at place St.François.
Ouchy, the port of Lausanne, is a beautiful place. There is another tourist office at the metro entrance.
Internet Quanta virtual fun space, pl. de la Gare 4 ; Espace St-François, pl. St.François 12; Coin-web.com inside the train station.
Lausanne-guesthouse & backpacker, Epinettes 4 (021 601 80 00)
Lausanne Youth Hostel, Ch. du Bois-de-Vaux 36 (021 262 02 22)
For more accommodation in Lausanne ask at the tourist office.