Are you hesitating to join us for the new Swiss stage of the Longines Masters? Pay attention then, here are 5 more reasons you won't be able to resist...
6. To stroll by the lake
The Longines Masters of Lausanne, is a horseshow with lake views. Its exceptional location also allows visitors to discover the charming docks next to Lake Leman. In a few steps, you will find yourself in the heart of sumptuous gardens that slope gently down to the water. One of them has an impressive rose garden where more than 130 varieties of roses flourish. And if you keep your eyes open, you'll notice the slender silhouette of one of the charming Belle Epoque paddlewheel boats, which are popular with locals and tourists alike. The more sporty may opt for a ride on a pedal boat, or take to the steep streets of the Waldensian capital to discover its old medieval city.
7. To brush up on your sporting history
It is one of Lausanne's must-see attractions and one of Switzerland's most visited museums: The Olympic Museum bears the sporting colors of the Waldensian capital. Focused on the transmission of Olympic values, it is dedicated both to the athletes who have written the history of sport and to the creators, builders, artists and volunteers involved in this global movement. In addition to the impressive permanent collection, there are also high-flying temporary exhibitions. Based on ultra-modern museology, this museum is located just a few hundred meters from the Longines Masters site.
8. For the Prestige Village
On the outskirts of the large sand track on which the athletes compete lies the Prestige Village, a charming, completely open space where you can stroll between shops, stages and tasting booths. As at each stage of the Longines Masters, prestigious exhibitors are on hand, offering the latest innovations in equestrian technology and exceptional products for epicureans and lovers of beautiful objects. A great way to enhance your visit and meet new people.
9. For the show
Six horses, two dogs, two falcons and an eagle: these are Santi Serra’s partners during his four performances on the track of the Longines Masters of Lausanne. The Catalan showman, a star of Spanish equestrian art, relies on communication to let his horses evolve between freedom and complicity. To achieve such osmosis, the 30-year-old artist never counts the hours he spends working with his horses. It's worth it: every Santi Serra show is like an enchanted interlude, a moment of grace and humor that you’ll never forget.
10. To relax
When you leave the Longines Masters in Lausanne–or if you just need a refreshing break—why not head for one of the charming hotels located near the shores of Lake Leman? From the opulence of the Royal Savoy to the tranquility of the Carlton, the rich hotel portfolio of the Waldensian capital has something for everyone.