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  • If I print the "printable version" I get an unreadable map of Laussane. I know, the map is great in fullres version.

But guys, I just want to print and to take my plane, not search all the fullres maps.


Hey! You wiped out my stub stuff! I find that stuff really useful when I go through and do the research to put the addresses and phone numbers in. -- Mark 10:36, 5 Jan 2004 (EST)

Sorry about that-- I know they're helpful to you, but they can be really confusing for people reading the content. We're kinda trying to think of the readers now as well as the "content providers." If you want, I'll put them back in, but it does make the page a little harder to parse for real (as opposed to template) information... Majnoona

It's a good point. After thinking about it I believe I've come around to agreeing with you on this. From now on I'm going to try to gather all of the information for stuff right away when I put it in. Thanks! -- Mark 05:12, 15 Jan 2004 (EST)
I'm always so happy when people agree with me ;-). Anyway, the way I do it is to keep copies of the templates in a textfile and just cut & paste the part I'm working on-- I don't think it's a biggie if there is _some_ template stuff in it _sometimes_. Thanks! Majnoona

One map inset or two?[edit]

Hi all! I'm trying to decide if it makes sense to the others to have two insets for the wide-area map in Lausanne or just the one. I'd like to hear opinions from folks who've never been there and only know the town from the article, as well as from people who've visited. Here are what I see as the pros and cons to making a single Center/Ouchy inset as opposed to two separate ones:

Points which favour of a single Center/Ouchy inset:

  • More cohesion. A single inset would make it clearer to users that Ouchy isn't really all that far away.
  • Easier maintenance. A single inset would make it easier to maintain the listings, and their icons.
  • A single download. A user needs to print only once to get a map with all but a few of the listings, or twice if they choose to print the wide area map.

Points which favour the existing two insets:

  • Smaller individual image size. The individual images download faster than the bigger one would.
  • Possibly reduced legibility. Some street names might become more difficult to read especially if I try to optimise the larger inset.

Anyhow, I'd love to hear some opinions. Of course I'll try to make up my own mind anyhow... I think I'm leaning toward a single inset. -- Mark

Provided no details are lost, one map should work nicely - it is a bit unusual to have an article with three maps on it, and not being familiar with Lausanne it took me a minute to figure out what each of them was. If the major concern is space/tidiness, the overview map might be a better candidate for deletion as it is seems less useful than the other two, and it was very clear by looking at the train station that the Central & Ouchy maps were extensions of one another. -- Wrh2 15:03, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Hi Ryan, Thanks for the feedback! I think you might be right about the overview map, since most of it is residential, and of course it will still be there in the SVG version anyhow. I've resisted getting rid of it, but that might just be an emotional reaction on my part having spent so much time making the shapefile. I guess the only real non-emotional reason to keep it is that there are a couple of attractions which are only visible on the overview, like the Musée d'Art Brut, the Hermitage, and the Tour de Sauvebelin.. but I could just extend the old town map a little to get at least the Art Brut in, because that's the real stand-out. -- Mark 16:40, 28 Jun 2005 (EDT)
Mark, Are you interested in sharing the shapefiles? They are great if you happen to be wandering around with a pda with gps and mapping software! Thanks, Tim Fat wombat 00:15, 7 August 2006 (EDT)

Local style convention question[edit]

I assume for stuff like "Mudac, place de la Cathédral 6," we should be capitalizing stuff in the local style. But I see inconsistent caps on place, rte, ave and maybe a few others -- I'm not familiar with usage conventions in these languages, so I need a clue. Also, are rte and ave abbreviations? Do they need a period after them? -- Colin 16:33, 3 March 2006 (EST)

Capitalization is strictly optional for that sort of thing in French. For the most part they prefer to capitalize less stuff rather than more, because in German one capitalizes every single noun, and they like to be able to recognize the difference in print apparently from a distance. -- Mark 08:57, 4 March 2006 (EST)

Net Lounge[edit]

This internet place was removed but no reason was given-- Mark or someone, is this place gone? Majnoona 14:04, 26 March 2006 (EST)

It's still there. I'm in a rush at the moment or I'd add it back myself. -- Mark 02:52, 28 March 2006 (EST)

Brasserie Artisanale[edit]

Hi Mark, I appreciate that you mentioned about the sign -- but, the service is (or was) indeed really slow, especially during the weekend. Last time was our second time to wait at least 20 minutes from asking to actually getting the bill! Another friend also had problem that the waiter came with just the number and said he already threw the bill to the garbage. I did not mean any harm by saying that their service is far from excellent -- I just think it's important that people know that they can't rush here. So they should avoid going there if they have limited time (such as having to catch a train or a movie afterwards). But their pizzas are indeed superb, and might worth all the waiting...! sixzilly 13:35, 16 June 2006 (EDT)

Lausanne Marathon?[edit]

anyone gonna write sth about this event? Boggie 10:22, 21 September 2006 (EDT)

I hadn't planned to do so. Feel free. -- Mark 11:14, 21 September 2006 (EDT)

XIIIème Siècle[edit]

hi all, as far as i can recall, the price for a glass beer is 6 CHF, rather than 7 stated in the article. any additional clue? -- Boggie 08:44, 10 February 2007 (EST)

Feel free to fix it, or else I will. -- Mark 16:49, 10 February 2007 (EST)


Can someone (Mark perhaps?) who is familiar with Lausanne do an update to the maps so that all info in the article is shown on them? Also, there seems to be a lot of "buy" icons around the map that aren't in the map key... Thanks! – cacahuate talk 19:34, 18 May 2007 (EDT)

Olympic Museum[edit]

Carl Lewis, while a great Olympian, wasn't known for his golden spikes. Michael Johnson was. Whose shoes are in the museum? It's on the Wikitravel front page right now, and it would be great if it were right.-- 22:26, 15 January 2008 (EST)

Carl Lewis it is: 13:10, 29 January 2008 (EST)


In the introduction it says "Lausanne is a French speaking city, but Swiss-German and Italian are also spoken." It's certainly French speaking here, but very little Italian or [Swiss-]German appears to be spoken. My girlfriend is German, and finds very few German speakers. She always tries English first. Suggest changing to simply "Lausanne is a French speaking city."?

Getting In[edit]

Hey all this is a great article - could have used it last time I was there. But can somebody add a "By Car" section for getting in? It's not the most common way to get there, but it is possible, and the more info the better


early november weather - what can I expect? -- 12:26, 4 October 2009 (EDT)woody embry 10/4/2009

Section Buy[edit]

Don't you think that listing entries looks more like advertisement? Ilya Pobelov (talk) 13:50, 1 September 2013 (EDT)