Dwight Peck's personal website
steamers and other boats on Lake Geneva (lac Léman)
A collection of occasional photos of the wonderful boats on Lake Geneva
Belle Epoque steamer La Suisse leaving Evian docks,
26 June 2005 -- built in 1910 and, at 78 meters long, nearly the biggest of the
Lake Geneva Belle Epoque fleet. It's 16 meters across at its widest point.
Suisse has got to be
one of the most beautiful ships ever built. It was last renovated in 1971 and
seems to be okay for a while. The
transcendentally beautiful fleet of Lake Geneva "Belle Epoque" steamers
are presently being renovated and fundraising, always difficult, is continuing.
Suisse, pulling out of Rolle on the noontime run, August 2006
Suisse, gliding between Rolle shore and the Ile de la Harpe.
Suisse bound for elsewhere, August 2006
La Suisse may be the loveliest boat ever built.
its formidable momentum in towards the dock at Rolle, 6 August 2007
Suisse picking up the luncheon crowd in Rolle. Talk about pleasant symmetries!
Suisse parading before my lunch bench on the lakeside at Rolle,
6 August 2007, with the Ile de la Harpe behind. Two fabulous jambon/fromage sandwiches
from our favorite patisserie on the Grand Rue, the International Herald Tribune,
and a beautiful steamship passing right in front of us. It's hard to absorb so
much wonderfulness. Note the Amis des Bateaux à Vapeur du Léman
booster-banner (Friends of the Lake Geneva steamships).
Suisse heads out for the wider lunchtime world.
ducks are splendidly unperturbed.
you tomorrow, same place, precisely the same time.
Photos of a cruise on board La Suisse in 2012
La Suisse passing the Château de Chillon, October 2012
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative,
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 31 October 2007, last modified 28 November 2012.