This protected space on the finish of Lac Léman is swimmable 12 months spherical (reaching 25C in summer season and plummeting to 3C in winter). It’s a very fashionable spot with many particular occasions: the Christmas Cup, a enjoyable 120m swim in December with 4,000 people (and in depth help from the police and lake- security groups); stay classical music at daybreak in summer season; loads of picnic house; and New 12 months dips.
It has a gorgeous fundamental restaurant (round SFr15 (about £13) for the menu of the day) with log-fired heaters and an out of doors terrace, a sauna and altering and bathe amenities. Watch the lake cruisers sail previous, drift previous the lighthouse, dive to see the enormous catfish and swim alongside swans and waterbirds. The water high quality is impeccable (hey, it’s Switzerland), however that you must bathe afterwards on the peak of summer season, as duck fleas are doable. Website; Directions
— Peter Ransome, diplomat, Nyon, Switzerland