Lausanne: From Glacier to Glacé

In any season and weather, the view from the Lausanne harbor is stunning. In fall and winter the snowy peaks of the Swiss and French Alps provide a dramatic backdrop for Lake Geneva's choppy waters, where breezes shake moored boats like baby rattles. In spring and summer the mountains, including the Mont-Blanc glacier, are mirrored in the lake's clear blue-green waters, a picture of serenity.

Lausanne is a hilly town and the harbor, called Ouchy, lies at its foot. On sunny days locals flock here to stroll along the lake the Swiss know as Lac Léman. From here...

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