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Lake Geneva, the sea in the mountains


With an average water temperature of 25°C in the summer, the iconic Lake Geneva combines all the advantages of a seaside resort with a majestic mountainous setting!

Its lovely warm waters are more than a match for Mediterranean seaside resorts and what’s more it’s freshwater! Thanks to its low altitude (372m) the idyllic setting provides views along the Swiss lakeshores with their beautiful beaches setup in lush green parks, and across the Swiss and Haute-Savoie mountain peaks. What can we say, it’s the picture-perfect postcard!

And, not forgetting, the Pavillon Bleu label, which guarantees the quality of the water and the beaches. This year, four sites in the region have been awarded, the Centre Nautique d’Évian, Amphion-les-Bains (Publier) municipal beach, Neuvecelle and Saint-Gingolph municipal beach.

Suffice to say that Lake Geneva, the largest lake in Central Europe, with its surface area of 580km2 is way more than just a natural element guised as a French-Swiss border. A true link, in the shape of a crescent moon (or croissant), which has always been a major mainstay for transport and communication.

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Lake Geneva's Shorelines

Whether on the Swiss or French side, Lake Geneva’s shorelines give shape to our imagination where tranquility and wellness radiate.

The lakeshores are calling to us to slow down and take the time to really ponder and connect to what is important. The majestic setting, amplified by the surrounding mountains, allows our minds to slip into a sense of calm serenity to go in search of our inner self.

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Lake Geneva's Beaches

A comforting sun, fresh water, a light breeze, and an extraordinary view. These are the main ingredients that make up a relaxing moment on a Lake Geneva beach.

Water in the pays d'Evian vallée d'Abondance

Leading theme of the territory, discover all the activities around the water in the country of pays d’Evian vallée d’Abondance.

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Enjoy the Benefits of Fishing


Take a Cruise on Lake Geneva

See the cruises

The Pays d'E1vian-Vallée d'Abondance, a Lake Destination

Lake destination

More Nautical Activities

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