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Fr. Lac Léman (läk lāmäN`), crescent-shaped lake, 224 sq mi (580 sq km), c.45 mi (70 km) long, on the Swiss-French border, between the Alps and the Jura mts. About 134 sq. mi. are Swiss and 90 French. It has a maximum depth of 1,017 ft (310 m). The Rhône River traverses the lake, emerging at the western end at the city of Geneva. Noted for its deep blue and remarkably transparent waters, the lake is dotted with numerous resorts and villas. The northern (Swiss) shore is bounded by sloping vineyards and orchards. The lake is subject to seiches, tidal fluctuations that suddenly change the lake's level. A region of great scenic beauty, Lake Geneva has been the favorite theme of many writers (notably Rousseau and Byron). Lausanne and Montreux are other large lakeside cities.
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High above Lac Leman, the winter wonderland of Village de Noel is tucked away in the snow-blanketed garden of Caux Palace.
The river Rhone flows out of Lac Leman and runs through the center of Geneva under several bridges, including the Pont de l'Ile.
Herons on Lac Leman wait like English dowagers who've just learned the Montreux Palace has burned down again.
Dubai: Team Abu Dhabi's Alex Carella led from Pole Position to clinch top honours at the Grand Prix of France held at Lac Leman, Evian, on Sunday.
Les chefs de la diplomatie americaine et russe avaient entame leurs entretiens dans la matinee dans un grand hotel sur les bords du lac Leman, dans l'objectif de relancer les pourparlers de paix en Syrie.
Team Abu Dhabi's Alex Carella and Thani Al-Qamzi will have to wait until today morning to get their challenge for honours underway in this year's Grand Prix of France, the second round of the UIM F1 H2O World Championship, on Evian's Lac Leman.
Strait Of Magellan's well-held fifth at 5-6 behind 4-1 winner Lac Leman in the first, followed by the disappointing effort of 10-11 hotpot Leading Score, who also finished fifth, in the second behind 13-2 scorer My Painter, took out the majority of tickets.
Mark - who is a director of venture capital company NF Holdings Ltd and a member of the Hotspur Angel Investment Group, as well as a director of several successful international companies which specialise in a range of sectors, from cloud computing through to drug discovery and biomass heating - will be cycling across The Route des Grandes Alpes, from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Menton on the Mediterranean coast.
Lac Leman (known to many expats simply as Lake Geneva), takes up just over 580 square kilometres and offers a wealth of summertime activities, include sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, rowing and windsurfing.
The sessions will convene on the beautiful campus of the University of Lausanne, which is situated on the shores of Lac Leman with stunning views of the Alps.
Dubai: No action was possible on Saturday as rains and winds held centre-stage at Lac Leman, the venue for the second round of the 2017 UIM F1H2O World Championship.
Paul Nicholls, trainer of Vago Collonges, Chartbreaker, Lac Leman and Apsatou I think Vago Collonges will end up at Aintree, where a flat track will suit him, after a run in the Dovecote Hurdle.