Practical information


The Festival site opens at 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

Information stand

The information stand is at Cathédrale Sud and is open between 5pm and midnight.


Festival de la Cité Lausanne, Place de la Cathédrale 12, CH-1005 Lausanne 

Tel.: +41 21 311 03 75


Ask for Angela

If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, facing harassment, or feeling nlike you have been drugged without your knowledge, ask to see “Angela” at the nearest bar or info stand. The staff will then help you to get out of any problematic situation discreetly.

If you loose your child

En cas de perte d'enfant, adressez-vous aux Samaritains, situés face à l'entrée de la cathédrale. C'est le lieu de rendez-vous idéal à donner à vos enfants si vous vous perdez de vue!

Returnable tableware

To limit the use of single-use plastic during the festival, plates and cutlery are consigned this year.

The stands will serve you in consigned dishes, you pay the deposit with your dish: 2 CHF per plate, 2 CHF per bowl, 1 CHF per fork, 1 CHF per knife.

Public reception

The shows of this edition will take place around the Cité, in the center of Lausanne, as well as in other areas in the City. The Festival Staff will be happy to welcome you there and to give you all the useful information on site. They will also help with the placement of the public in case of larger crowds.

The Festival Staff is recognizable by its T-shirt.

Baby area

The baby area is open from 5pm to 10pm to parents with their young children (0-3 years). It offers a place to change your baby, breastfeed or feed your baby any other way, as well as some animations. It is located in the Courtyard of the Gymnasium.

First aid

A first aid post is at your service at the top of the stairs of the market in the "Salle des Français", place de la Cathédrale 1.


The Festival de la Cité Lausanne hires Protect Service for the surveillance of the site during the night. This service works in close collaboration with the police and the fire department, and contributes to your enjoyment of the Festival. In case of an incident, please follow the instructions of the organizers.

Access, transport, accommodation

Acces by foot

The Festival takes place in the Cité district. For all those who come to the Festival on foot, just go to the cathedral of Lausanne and you are in the heart of the Festival.

Public transport

Public transport
Consult timetables in real time, save favorites and buy your tickets from a smartphone. The tl App is your personal travel assistant. Simplify your journeys and download the app on the App Store or Google Play. You can also find the Lausanne public transport timetables on the official tl website


By metro  
From Lausanne train station (about 20 minutes on foot), take the M2, direction Croisettes, and get off at Riponne-Maurice Béjart or Bessières.
Every 6 minutes approximately.


By bus  
From St-François, Bus 8, direction Grand-Mont, stop Bessières. Every 10 min approximately.

By train
If you are looking for the train schedules to come to and from Lausanne, check the official website of the Swiss Federal Railways.

By Car 

Be eco-friendly; you can come by car by carpooling. The Festival encourages you to carpool by using websites like

For Festival-goers coming by car, there are a couple parkinghouses close by: The parkinghouse of the Riponne, du Valentin, and du Rôtillon. They are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

Staying in Lausanne +41 21 613 73 73 Lausanne has multiple accommodation solutions that can be used during the Festival, ranging from 5 star hotels to Bed and Breakfasts, from rural tourism to camping grounds.


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