Saint-Gingolph (CH/F)

Le Château
CH-1898 St-Gingolph
Tel. +41 24 482 70 22
Fax +41 24 482 70 23

This village, on the Franco-Swiss border and perched on the south bank of Lake Geneva, boasts the longest beach on the lake (8 km). St-Gingolph sits on the alluvial cone which developed at the point where the Morge River spills into Lake Geneva.

This unique setting at the mouth of the Morge, a veritable lifeline connecting the French Haute Savoie with the Swiss Valais, makes this village accessible by car, train and boat. Witnesses of the past, the castle, dating from 1588, and the 17th century chapel welcome visitors with majesty. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the magnificent, paneled reception halls and let yourself be taken back to Lake Geneva's glory days.

The lakeside museum, the lake itself and the beach, port, promenade and cruises leaving from St-Gingolph make this a paradise for anyone who loves the lake and everything it has to offer. Hikers will want to take note that St-Gingolph is also the jumping off point for the "Grande Randonnée", the GR5.