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The Lake Geneva Region offers over a hundred museums exhibiting a vast range of cultural heritage items
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Lavey-les-Bains : the warmest thermal water in Switzerland
Bex: salt and wine
Gryon, the Alps at their best
Villars, town of Alpine chic and private boarding schools
Aigle, a castle in the vineyards
Les Diablerets, Glacier 3000
Leysin, for sports and studies
Les Mosses – La Lécherette
Rossinière, heir of Balthus
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Rougemont, its dream chalets
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Château-d’Oex, capital of the hot air balloon
Villeneuve near Lake Geneva
Montreux, congress and jazz town
Vevey, a lakeside market
Chexbres, a balcony on Lake Geneva
Cully, Lavaux and Jazz
Lutry, in celebration of wine
Lausanne, Olympic Capital
Echallens, the Swiss granary
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Payerne, Cluny heritage
Estavayer-le-Lac, medieval city
Avenches, the Roman capital
Joux Valley: a Far North atmosphere
Romainmôtier, Cluny priory
Vallorbe, an enchanting underground world
Orbe, a Roman town, with its rich terroir
Yverdon-les-Bains, its water, its heritage
Yvonand, sweet Mediterranean clime
Grandson: a terroir to your taste
Sainte-Croix / Les Rasses, music for all times
Nyon, town of history and festivals
St-Cergue, nature at its purest
Rolle, an international town
Morges, city of flowers
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Barrage de l’Hongrin

Situated at an altitude of 1,255 metres near Col des Mosses in the Lake Geneva Alps, Barrage de l’Hongrin is not only a major water reservoir used to produce electricity, but also an impressive site for walking and fishing.

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Barrage de l'Hongrin

Built towards the end of the Sixties, Barrage de l’Hongrin collects thaw water in 9 waterways, as well as water from Lake Geneva pumped through underground galleries of a length of some twenty kilometres.

This vault dam consists of two curvatures with a height of 95 m and 123 m respectively, on which visitors can walk along in all safety. The reservoir can hold a maximum of 52 million cubic metres of water distributed over a depth of 105 m and 160 hectares, ideal for fishermen and swimmers.

The Hongrin artifical lake is surrounded by pastures and herds of grazing cattle. Their bells resound for miles around conferring a peaceful atmosphere to the site, as well as adding a touch of Alpine life and folklore when you hike or bike in the region.

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