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Montreux. Lac Léman

Montreux. Lac Léman

Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (French: Lac Léman, Léman, German: Genfersee) is a lake in Switzerland and France. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. 59.53 % 345.31 km2 (133.32 sq mi) of it comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland (cantons of Vaud, Geneva, and Valais), and 40.47 % 234.71 km2 (90.62 sq mi) under France (Haute-Savoie). The average surface elevation of 372 m (1,220 ft) above sea level is controlled by the Seujet Dam in Geneva.
The lake lies on the course of the Rhone. The river has its source at the Rhone 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. Other tributaries are La Dranse, L'Aubonne, La Morges, La Venoge, and La Veveyse.

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Fabienne05-Aug-2012 16:21
Belle vue sur la tour de Monteux, c'est une très jolie composition.
Mark Chambers04-Aug-2012 16:06
A great view with great DOF and colours. V
bill friedlander04-Aug-2012 15:13
Wonderful view of the lake an the surrounding countryside. Picture postcard beautiful. V
Mildred Alpern04-Aug-2012 13:52
What a beautiful lake. You have done it justice.
Gérard Koehl04-Aug-2012 12:50
La composition est très belle... V
Clarence King04-Aug-2012 12:46
Very well composed, beautiful landscape, v
Mike H.04-Aug-2012 12:35
Agree with Jim, an outstanding shot in this series --
superb color too!!
Jim Coffman04-Aug-2012 12:25
Beautiful,well composed image!
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