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The lake

Formed by a glacier, situated at an altitude of 372 metres and covering an area of 580 km², 345 km² in Switzerland and 235 km² in France, Lake Geneva is Europe's largest Alpine lake. In addition to the attractiveness of the towns along its shores which have many cultural and leisure activities to offer, the lake is known for the quality of the sailing it offers, attracting sailing and nautical sports enthusiasts.

As well as the world-renowned spa towns and resorts along its shores, a tour of the lake also offers exceptional walks, exploration of geological and heritage sites, particularly military history since many forts and castles bear witness to the area's history.


Bucolic and chic

In both France and Switzerland and overlooked by the Alps, Lake Geneva can be admired from its panoramic banks, whilst enjoying its elegant way of life. The perfect combination of a bucolic setting and the sophistication of a luxury holiday destination.

On the French side, hop on the funicular railway in Thonon-les-Bains to get a view of the lake from on high. Then head to the sandy beach in Excenevex which will surprise you with its Mediterranean feel. Wander through the narrow streets or around the port of the medieval village of Yvoire, recognised as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Tempted by a wellness stay in a Belle Epoque setting? Choose Evian, with its thermal spa and its 18-hole golf course, renowned the world over as much for its stunning location as for the quality of its course layout, which the top professional women golfers take on each year.

On the Swiss side, there is of course cosmopolitan Geneva, for a stay combining culture, sport, nature and city life. A little further to the north, built on the hillside, Lausanne is charming town, with its beautiful historic centre and its streets which gently slope down towards the lake. The capital of Vaud is also a good opportunity to visit some museums, amongst the top choices are the Art Brut museum, or with a completely different theme, the Olympic Games museum. Finally, extend your stay as far as Montreux - for the jazz festival, to visit the castle, the hillsides, or just simply for the view!

Panoramic property investments

Buy a luxury apartment, villa or estate on the shores of one of the most highly valued lakes in the world, on both sides, in an area of ever-increasing property growth. From Geneva to Lausanne or Montreux in Switzerland or from Yvoire to Thonon via Divonne-les-Bains or Evian on the French shore, this is an ideal place to invest for homebuyers and property investors alike. So stylish!

In figures

580km² of area
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