Gorgeous Annecy, France.

Is it Sunday?

Are you standing in Lausanne wondering where all the people are?

No, you’re not the only remaining human left on earth after a sneaky alien attack that you appeared to have slept through.

Lausanne, well… most of Switzerland really, can be a ghost town on weekends (although more cafés and bars appear to be remaining open of late). The limited opening hours for shops means that pretty much anyone wanting to sate their desire for shopping or for good restaurant food makes their way to France.

Evian-les-Bains, Yvoire and Thonon-les Bains are absolutely packed with Swiss on Sundays.

If you’re looking for somewhere else to visit, you can join the queues of people at the Swiss/ French border and head to Annecy. Read more