For nearly 150 years, Lake Geneva has reflected the dazzling lights of the Beau–Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland. Located in 10 acres of private gardens, the elegant Belle Epoque buildings of the Beau–Rivage Palace command breathtaking views across the lake to the majestic Swiss and French Alps beyond.

Here, guests maneuver their way through grandeur hallways – those where in the olden days, the belles of the ball could pass through side by side in their crinolines trying not to bump into each other’s huge dresses.

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