Ouchy harbour
An extreme sports competition at Ouchy. With its flat paved spaces coupled with the hilly streets of Lausanne, the area is popular with skateboarders, rollerskaters, and other extreme sport enthusiasts.

Ouchy is a commune, port, and popular lakeside resort located south of the city of Lausanne in Switzerland at the edge of the Lake Léman (Lake Geneva).

Very popular with tourists for the views of nearby France (Évian-les-Bains, Thonon), Ouchy is also a favorite area for rollerskating (Lausanne is considered a capital) and for skateboarding. The incredible views of the lake and the Alps, and the cooler air in summer have made Ouchy a popular place especially in the summer months. There is a major cluster of hotels and restaurants around the port.

Once a fishing Village, Ouchy was incorporated into the City of Lausanne in the mid-19th century to serve as a port on Lake Léman.

On October 18, 1912, the First Treaty of Lausanne was signed in Ouchy between Italy and the Ottoman Empire, concluding the Italo-Turkish War.

Castle of Ouchy

Castle of Ouchy
Harbour and castle, 1784

The castle of Ouchy is an old medieval castle that has since been converted into a hotel.

It was first constructed by Évêché of Lausanne as a tower on banks of Lake Léman (Lake Geneva) around 1170. A century later, it was rebuilt and transformed into a fortified residence for bishops, particularly for Guillaume de Varax. It was also used as prison. The castle was abandoned and its tower reduced to ashes in 1609. The State de Vaud recovered it after the departure of the Berneses and sold off part of the land to Jean-Jacques Mercier in 1885. The new owner radically transformed the castle by demolishing the ruins and old buildings, leaving only the tower. The castle was rebuilt in the neo-gothic style between 1889 and 1893 in order to make a hotel out of it, which it has been to date.

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Coordinates: 46°30′25.46″N 6°37′36.35″E / 46.5070722°N 6.6267639°E / 46.5070722; 6.6267639

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