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Our running race, Run Mate, around Lake Geneva offers a multitude of landscapes. They are all different from each other but they all have one thing in common: they take our breath away!


And yes ! The route actually goes around the largest freshwater lake in Europe. You will therefore have the privilege of admiring it for 2 whole days and 1 night… and believe us; you will never get tired of it.


Lavaux is undoubtedly the pearl of the Swiss side of Lake Geneva. Formed more than 15,000 years ago, it brings a unique soul to this region. The particularity of this region is due to its elevation.

In fact, the slope of one of its vineyards can reach 100%. Lavaux was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007, becoming the first French-speaking Swiss site to be listed by UNESCO.


Around twenty castles are located all around the lake. For the historical side but also for their beauty, we strongly recommend a stop to admire them.

Swiss castles:

  • Montagny Castle

  • Chillon Castle

  • St. Gingolph Castle

  • Nyon Castle

  • Prangins Castle

  • Rolle Castle

  • Château de Châtagneréaz

  • Château de Trévelin

  • Morges Castle

  • Ouchy Castle

French castles:

  • Ripaille Castle

  • Shore Castle

  • Montjoux Castle

  • Coudrée Castle

  • Yvoire Castle


  • Charlie Chaplin

The artist spent the last 25 years of his life in Vevey, at the Ban manor, which has now become a museum dedicated to him: Chaplin's World.

  • Freddie Mercury

The singer of the group Queen fell in love with Lake Geneva during the Montreux Jazz Festival. Freddie said “If you want peace of mind, come to Montreux”. During his years living in Montreux, he recorded 6 Queen albums including “Made in Heaven”. In memory of his presence, a bronze statue of him has been placed at the edge of the lake since 1996.

  • Audrey Hepburn

The British actress came to settle in Switzerland, in Tolochenaz in the 80s and lived there until her death. In 2012, the Tolochenaz market square was renamed “Place Audrey Hepburn”. A bronze bust is placed there in commemoration.

  • Voltaire

The philosopher lived for 20 years in the Château de Ferney-Voltaire, in France. It promoted the development of crafts and agriculture.

  • Joseph Bonaparte

Napoleon's brother owned the Château de Prangins from 1814 to 1827, but he stayed there only briefly.

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Born in Geneva, his youth travels took him to Vevey and Lausanne. He uses Meillerie as the setting for “The New Héloïse”. Thanks to him, the Vaud Riviera became the fashionable place in the 19th and 20th century.

  • Stone coubertin

Also named Baron de Coubertin, Pierre de Coubertin is a French educational historian who reinstated the tradition of the Olympic Games in the modern era in 1894 and founded the International Olympic Committee of which he was president from 1896 to 1925. Stade Pierre -de-Coubertin was built in 1977 in his honor.

  • Henri Nestle

Assistant pharmacist and chemist, he set up his laboratory in Vevey, where he developed the first milk flour, to fight against infant mortality.

  • Charles Aznavour

The singer with an incredible career came to settle in Switzerland in 2012, in his wife's house in St-Sulpice.

  • Alain Prost

The four-time Formula 1 world champion has been based in Switzerland since 1983; first in Yens, then in Nyon.

Of course this list is not exhaustive…many other celebrities have visited, stayed or even lived around the lake.


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