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Beautiful Rolle, Switzerland

I live in France, but we are right on the border with Geneva, Switzerland. One side of the street behind our home is in France, the other in Switzerland. My husband and I were both previously employed in Geneva and even now, almost every day, I cross the border between the two countries; if for no other reason than my preferred daily walk on the Swiss side. My street address may be in France, but I feel like I live in Switzerland, too. It's a beautiful country. My one complaint would be that it's a wee bit expensive (Geneva is currently ranked the 3rd most expensive city in the world).

Today we had a little staycation and spent the afternoon wandering around Rolle, Switzerland (about 30 minutes away) of which the centerpiece is their château, dating back to the 13th century.

The château sits on the edge of Lake Geneva, the largest alpine lake in Europe. Walking paths behind the château invite leisurely promenades and bike rides. With a 72km (45 miles) length and 13.5 km maximum width (8.5 miles), you get the feeling you're by the seaside. Beaches where you can swim and picnic abound. 

Settlements around the Lac de Genève or Lac Léman (as it's called in France) date back to prehistory. Romans liked this area, too, defeating local Celtic Helvetians and settling in quite comfortably near Lacus Lemanus.

Small passages lead from the town's main street to the lakeside. 

We stopped for a drink, enjoying the shade from our table's parasol and a huge Magnolia tree. 

We strolled along Rolle's main street afterward, enjoying a little window shopping, before heading home.

1 comment

  1. It looks like you had a lovely day! Such beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing!


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