August 4, 2014
Visitors find Lausanne charming and picturesque, with its Mediterranean ambiance, rich history and vibrant arts scene.
Photo by Deborah Stone
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It's hard to imagine what a noted British poet, a famous film actor, a celebrated French fashion designer and the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen could possibly have in common. Yet, each of them - Lord Byron, Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel and Freddie Mercury - all resided, at one point or another, in and around the French-speaking region of Lausanne and Montreux, Switzerland.