One day in Switzerland from Dijon?

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Dec 25, 2018 - 2:21 PM

We will be in France for 10 days in June. We are going to spend part of our trip based in Dijon and want to try to do a day trip to Switzerland. Our initial plan is Lausanne and do a Lake Geneva cruise. Is that the best way to spend one quick day? If so, are there shorted cruises on Lake Geneva than 4 hours? Is the Olympic Museum worth it? We will have our 17 and 19 year old daughters with us. Thanks!

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Dec 25, 2018 - 5:36 PM in reply to ChristaP13

Hi ChristaP13 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

The best way to spend 1 day in Switzerland really depends on what you and your family want to see in Switzerland. Lausanne ( usanne) and a Lake Cruise is one nice option for sure. There are shorter cruises than 4 hours yes. Read more here: atlakegeneva

I might normally recommend Lucerne as it has a lake and mountains to visit nearby (which is what draws most people to Switzerland) but it is a long trip from Dijon. I think Lausanne is the closest major town for you and it is still 2 hours one-way. metable

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Jan 2, 2019 - 12:59 AM in reply to ChristaP13

Possible but unusual.

However there are direct TGVs from Dijon to Lausanne, and you would take the metro from Lausanne station down to Ouchy landing stage to get a lake boat. You can easily do a short trip to Montreux and back

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