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Lucerne: Perfect day

City Guide

Begin your day at Coop City, a one-stop-shop for fashion and beauty accessories as well as stationery and travel goods; the ample toy department is a welcome distraction for shoppers-in-training

Make it a morning for menswear on Kapellgasse. Pick up nautical separates from PKZ and stylish suits from Herren Globus; brands such as Burberry, Hugo Boss and Zegna are also on offer

Follow Swiss tradition by lunching at the Fondue House on Eisengasse; its vast selection of raclettes make this a must for fromage fans

Choose summer scents on Hertensteinstrasse, where Marionnaud Parfumeries and Import Parfumerie stock fabulous fragrances including Tom Ford's Black Orchid and Miss Dior Cherie

Treat your feet; indulge in new tights from Wolford and some stunning snakeskin platforms from Bally on Grendelstrasse

Head to Bijou Les Boutiques for the best selection of casual clothing, from pattern-conscious Desigual for the girls to Lab Pal Zileri for the boys and G-star jeans for everyone

Book ahead to secure a coveted terrace table at the Hotel des Balances restaurant on Weinmarkt; lobster terrine and strawberry gratin are among the sumptuous mouthfuls on offer

Head to Lucerne’s open-air cinema, open during July and August next to the lake, and enjoy cinematic classics under a blanket of stars



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