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Lausanne 495m, panoramic view onto the Place de la Palud square in the city centre.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Lausanne 495m, Blick auf den Place de la Palud im Stadtzentrum.
Lausanne (pronounced , "Losanna" in Italian) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: "Lac Léman"), and facing Évian-les-Bains (France) and with the Jura mountains to its north. Lausanne is located some 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Geneva. It is the capital of the canton of Vaud and of the district of Lausanne. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne. It lies in the middle of a wine region. History: The Romans built a military camp, which they called "Lousanna", at the site of a Celtic settlement, near the lake where currently are Vidy and Ouchy; on the hill above was a fort called 'Lausodunon' or 'Lousodunon' (The 'y' suffix is common to many place names of Roman origin in the region (e.g) Prilly, Pully, Lutry, etc). After the fall of the Roman Empire, insecurity forced the transfer of Lausanne to its current center, a hilly, easier to defend site. The city which emerged from the camp ... Read more about Lausanne on Wikipedia