6 Movie-Inspired Date Ideas in Lausanne

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February 4, 2022

©20th Century Fox, article by Nicola Reinle

We’ve scouted out some great locations to provide the setting for your next romantic outing. There’ll be no script and no director, so the way it plays out is up to you…so without further ado, here are 6 movie-inspired dates in Lausanne. Cut to the action!

Serendipity & Skating - a sequel?

Inspired by the ice rink scene in Serendipity when Sara asks her newly-met soul mate some key questions; Favorite movie? Favorite New York moment? Favorite Sexual position? They glide with all the grace of baby giraffes and share their first flirtatious touches, kissing bruises away.

Recreate it: Maybe this could become your favorite Lausanne moment.

Ice skate at the Vaudoise Arena in Malley. The outdoor rink ‘Yodli’ is open Sat 11:30-1900 and Sun 1000-1800  

Ghost - say it with clay?

Even if you haven’t seen the movie (confession: I haven’t), you’ll know the scene; a shirtless Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore interlock in a passionate, clay-stained smooch-fest to the soundtrack of Unchained Melody.

Recreate it: For your next date idea, you could get your creative (and amorous) juices flowing (but maybe leave your shirt on):

Klayit Book you and your partner into a pottery workshop in Lausanne.

Make a splash like Romeo & Juliet

Cast your mind back to 1996 when we all fell in love with Leonardo DiCaprio for the first time and, as a result, studying Shakespeare became extra enjoyable. Recall the scene when the baby-faced forbidden lovers find themselves in a swimming pool during the most famous soliloquy of all time:

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose   

By any other name would smell as sweet;”

Recreate it: Head to the thermal baths at Lavey and enjoy a spa date.

PS. I love you(r trivia knowledge)

Half of the delightfully romantic and heart-wrenchingly tragic scenes in PS I Love You occur in a crowded bar or Irish pub of some kind. Flirting, fun, and friendly competition bring Gerry and Holly closer together in the buzzing atmosphere of cheery Irish charm.

Recreate it: Grab a pint and your pen and test your joint trivia skills at the pub quiz at McCarthy’s Irish Pub (every Sunday at 7pm).  And may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Dirty Dancing - Give your love ‘the lift’

(Yes, Swayze is getting his second appearance in this list).

Research shows that dancing as a couple can improve your communication, connection, and overall contentment. But who needs research when you can follow the example of Johnny and Baby falling in love while learning to dance together? So, put down your watermelon, get out of your corner and go have the time of your life.

Recreate it: K’Danse studio offers courses of dance lessons from beginners to advanced.

Titanic - ‘flying’ on Lac Leman

Arguably the most iconic romantic clip of the 20th century is the “I’m flying, Jack !” scene. A stuffy corset-wearing British girl feels freedom with the breeze in her hair as they soar through the waters of the Atlantic and love unravels on the decks of the mighty Titanic.

Recreate it: Enjoy a Sunday lunch cruise or Valentine’s dinner cruise on a CGN boat.

(Kate and Jack’s Titanic date didn’t end well, but rest assured, there hasn’t been an iceberg in Lac Léman for 10,000 years.)

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