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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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Stone Ridge is in Walworth County and served by Lake Geneva School District J1, including Badger High School.
Visitors can also cycle around Lake Geneva in the Cyclotour du Leman (180 km), for casual, family-friendly rider to high profile races for expert bikers.
Two giant lifts give access to facility which is part of a home near Lake Geneva and provides security for the valuable vehicles, as well as freeing up space ground level to create a space for manoeuvring and testing them.
Lake Geneva-based Historic Hospitality, a collection of boutique hospitality properties in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to Lake Geneva. In 2010, Andrew Fritz and Bethany Souza founded the company that today is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through authentic and unscripted customer care, stylish ambiance and embodying a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities.
It also sails away with a gold medal for scenery with Lake Geneva lapping its shore and the breathtaking Alps as a backdrop.
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THE shores of Lake Geneva have attracted visitors and invaders for millennia and the city of Geneva sits on the lake's western shore, with lofty snow-capped peaks offering a gorgeous backdrop on all sides.
Half a million people turn out for the pyrotechnic extravaganza, which takes place in the skies above Lake Geneva and makes the famous Jet d'Eau fountain its centrepiece at the finale.
Dyer was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Lake Geneva, WI-based manufacturer of custom seals, precision molded rubber products and custom rubber compounds.
The weather is mild and breezy and watersports on Lake Geneva can be enjoyed.
From calm, tranquil walks alongside Lake Geneva to the sheer delight of Glacier 3000 where the views are breathtaking.

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