Chantal 09 May 2019

Picture Perfect Lake Geneva

The “Lac Léman” (or Lake Geneva as most call it)– Europe’s largest lake, part French, part Swiss, and home to the UNESCO-protected Lavaux vineyards, the majestic Château de Chillon an array of picturesque lakeside villages and many more secrets just waiting to be uncovered. If you don’t believe us, just ask Charlie Chaplin who spent his final years here…

As travel designers, we find that many of our clients are keen to take in the beauty of its 580 square kilometers of pure blue, but are always asking where they can catch the best pictures.  Here are our five favorite spots to capture the perfect photo:

  1. Le Deck in Chexbres – perfect picture for Instagram

The classic, but our personal favorite… amidst the vineyards of the Lavaux, overlooking the rooftops of its chocolate box villages, with the French Alps plunging into the turquoise blue waters. Just cruise through, and make sure to have enough time… you’ll want to stop pretty much, everywhere.

If you’re looking to enjoy the summer with a good apéro and fantastic views, we recommend Le Deck in Chexbres (Route de la Corniche 4) which has some of the best views!

2. Montreux – the place to visit if you’re a photographer

For those who are not big fans of driving through tiny roads, we recommend you stay in Montreux, take a picnic to the lakeside, and admire the sunset in front of you…

3.You cannot miss the “Rochers de Naye” plummeting over Montreux and Lake Geneva

For the more sporty kind, you cannot miss the “Rochers de Naye” plummeting over Montreux and Lake Geneva. Take the train up from Montreux to an altitude of 2’042m, where you can enjoy a number of hikes with breath-taking views at every turn. The little ones will love coming here to see the “marmot paradise”!

4.Escape the city for a couple of hours and visit Chemin de Byron

If you’re just in Geneva for a quick stop, do not fret! One of our most beloved places to take in Lake Geneva is just on the outskirts, 10 minutes from the city center by car in the exclusive neighborhood of Cologny: Chemin de Byron 30. Don’t forget to bring a picnic – believe us, you’ll want to stay more than just a few minutes here!

5.The views you can’t catch anywhere else

And then… there are the views you can’t catch anywhere else, but aboard your own private boat, with our guide brisking you away from the crowds. You’ll have front-row seats to the paradise setting in front of you, with a glass of local wine in your hand. How does that sound for a unforgettable experience?

For more information, contact us at info@chantaletmax.com or +41 76 308 20 18.