A report on Geneva and Lausanne

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
Logo of the city of Lausanne
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Saint-François Square, c. 1840
Aerial view (1966)
Aerial view from 250 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The agglomeration of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
The Charles-Bessières bridge with Lausanne Metro car. In the background the cathedral of Notre-Dame and the old town.
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
View from Rue du Grand-Pont
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Stairs (escaliers du marché) in the old city.
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Protestant Cathedral of Notre Dame dominates the Lausanne skyline (left: Old Academy, right: Palais de Rumine).
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
The Lausanne Metro is a rubber tyre metro system
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
The Lausanne Tram is completely on reserved track, single line, even underground
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Public transport network
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Aerial view of Lausanne (railway station in the centre and Parc de Milan at the bottom).
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (photo) and the University of Lausanne form a large campus near the lake Geneva.
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
In addition to the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, the Palais de Rumine hosts several museums.
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The seat of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne
The University of Geneva.
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Geneva railway station
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Auguste Piccard, 1932
Geneva Sécheron railway station
Albert Chavannes, 1903
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
Capucine, 1962
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
Lady Elizabeth Butler (née Thompson)
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Rachel Kolly d'Alba, 2009
Gustave Ador
Princess Ubol Ratana, 2010
Christiane Brunner
Coco Chanel, 1928
John Calvin, c. 1550
Pierre de Coubertin, 1925
Isaac Casaubon
Bertrand Piccard, 2015
Michel Decastel, 2012
Ludovic Magnin, 2006
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Spring
Kat Graham, 2017
Summer
Francois Huber
Autumn
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Winter
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
The Casino de Montbenon
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Lausanne Cathedral
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV)
Pierre Prévost
Château Saint-Maire
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-François
Ferdinand de Saussure
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Laurent
Michael Schade, 2012
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Michel Simon, 1964
Lausanne railway station
Johann Vogel, 2006
Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace
Voltaire
Administrative building of the Vaudoise Assurances
St. Pierre Cathedral
Musée de l'Élysée
Collège Calvin
Olympic Museum and Archives of the International Olympic Committee
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Ouchy waterfront
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Synagogue
Notre-Dame Church
The Sauvabelin Tower
Russian Orthodox Church
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

Lausanne is located 62 km northeast of Geneva, the nearest major city.

- Lausanne

Public transport by boat is provided by the Mouettes Genevoises, which link the two banks of the lake within the city, and by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman which serves more distant destinations such as Nyon, Yvoire, Thonon, Évian, Lausanne and Montreux using both modern diesel vessels and vintage paddle steamers.

- Geneva
A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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Satellite image

Lake Geneva

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Deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.

Deep lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France.

Satellite image
View of Lake Geneva about between Vevey in front, Lausanne in the back behind Mont Pèlerin (CH) on the right and Évian-les-Bains (F) on the left, shot from a place between Caux and Glion above Montreux
View of the lake and the Chablais Alps from Caux
CGN paddle steamer in 1926 near Vevey with the Dents du Midi in background
Île de Peilz

The river has its source at the Rhône Glacier near the Grimsel Pass to the east of the lake and flows down through the canton of Valais, entering the lake between Villeneuve and Le Bouveret, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva.

The greatest depth of the lake, in the broad portion between Évian-les-Bains and Lausanne, where it is just 13 km in width, has been measured as 310 m, putting the bottom of the lake at 62 m above sea level.

Vaud

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One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

One of the 26 cantons forming the Swiss Confederation.

Logo of the canton of Vaud
Roman column in Nyon
Bailiwicks of Bern in Vaud in the 18th century
Built by the Bishop of Lausanne during the 15th century, Château Saint-Maire has been the seat of the cantonal government since 1803
Vevey, Lake Geneva, and the Swiss Alps
Vallée de Joux, Jura
Montreux and Lake Geneva
The room of the Grand Council of Vaud, the parliament of the canton of Vaud
Districts of canton of Vaud
Lausanne, capital and largest city in Vaud
Lavaux vineyards above Lake Geneva

It is composed of ten districts and its capital city is Lausanne.

On the other hand, there are three enclaves of the canton of Fribourg (Estavayer-le-lac, Vuissens, Surpierre), as well as two enclaves of the canton of Geneva (Céligny), that are surrounded by the canton of Vaud.

A view of Lake Geneva from Évian-les-Bains

Évian-les-Bains

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Commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Southeastern France.

Commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Southeastern France.

A view of Lake Geneva from Évian-les-Bains
Postcard of Évian, 1907
The Cachat spring
Entrance of the Lumières brothers' villa
Lakeside view of Évian
CGN paddle steamer Montreux leaving Évian-les-Bains in July 2002.

Évian is served by a bus network, as well as a train station with regular trains to Geneva, Annemasse, and Bellegarde, as well as less frequent services to Paris and Lyon.

There is also a very busy ferry service running between the town and Lausanne, as well as a more tourist-centered service that runs to Yvoire.

Distribution of denominations in Switzerland in 2008 (green: Protestant, red: Roman Catholic)

Protestant Church of Switzerland

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Federation of 25 member churches – 24 cantonal churches and the Evangelical-Methodist Church of Switzerland.

Federation of 25 member churches – 24 cantonal churches and the Evangelical-Methodist Church of Switzerland.

Distribution of denominations in Switzerland in 2008 (green: Protestant, red: Roman Catholic)
Reformed "Landeskirchen" of Switzerland

The French-speaking cities Neuchâtel, Geneva and Lausanne changed to the Reformation ten years later under William Farel and John Calvin coming from France.

Swiss Federal Railways

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National railway company of Switzerland.

National railway company of Switzerland.

ICN between Zurich and Winterthur
Historic SBB push-pull train consisting of BDe 4/4, A, ABt near Hettlingen ZH
Example of integrated timetables between inter-regional and regional services on the Swiss network. The two trains are programmed to meet in the hub of Geneva at 15:30, sharing a platform, to minimise transfer times.
Swiss railway clock
The inside of an IC 2000 train
Stadler KISS and SMILE trains at Zürich HB
Distribution of Languages in Switzerland
Re 450 between Winterthur and Zurich is one of the most important trains using in S-Bahn Zurich

The first train running on the account of the Swiss Confederation ran during the night of New Year's Eve 1900/New Year's Day 1901 from Zurich via Bern to Geneva, and received a ceremonial welcome upon arriving in Bern.

In May 2010, SBB's first integrated network control centre opened in Lausanne, to supervise all of SBB's network in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.