blank_pageLake of Geneva With 582 km2 (348 km2 in Switzerland, 234 km2
in France) it is second in size of the European lakes after the lake of Balaton.
It has a depth of maximum 310 m and an average water volume of 89 km3 which is
far more than any other lake of Europe. The most important feeder is the Rhone
which enters the lake at Le Bouvet and flows out of it at Geneva. The biggest
places along the lake are Geneva, Lausanne, Nyon, Vevey, Evian les Bains and
Thonon les Bains.
blank_pageTourism It is another mountain lake, this Lac Léman! And
it’s a very special one too. In the south it’s bordered by the Savoyan Alps and
in the east by the Alps of the cantons of Valais and Vaud. On these steep
southerly slopes start the famous wine regions of the lake of Geneva. First the
“Chablais” and after Lausanne the “Lavaux” followed by the also rather steep "La
Côte". In the northwest finally the wine yards lay on the extensions of the
Jura. The Lac Léman is not only the biggest lake of Central Europe it is because
of its famous places around it also a very exclusive one. The beautiful villages
on the gentle slopes between Lausanne and Geneva have and always had a lot of
very well known inhabitants.
Wine and Dine The
Cuisine of the region offers an impressive choice; fine fish dishes of the
Saibling, the rather solid Saussices Vaudois and the superb cheese, such as
The wines such as Yvorne, Aigle, Luins, Vechy, Dézaley or
Epesses are not only in Switzerland very appreciated.