Lausanne Cathedral is a feast to the eye at night. Built way back in 1175, it has a very high tower which was guarded all through the night to warn people of fire in Lausanne which was fairly wooded then and fires were too frequent. In the wake of reformation, in 1536, the cathedral was robbed of all its treasures. The statue of gold of Virgin Mary was melted in to coins. The Cathedral however still retains its beauty.