Friday, 19 September 2014

Rhone and swan

Rhône is the name of the ship but are we in Avignon? Perhaps the flag can give you a clue.
Photo taken ten days ago on a lovely weekend.
Answer: this was Lake Leman, the large lake separating France from Switzerland. The Rhone is a traditional style ship that does day cruises from Geneva stopping at many little ports around the lake. Here we are in Nemier, on the French side. Learn more about these cruises on http://www.cgn.ch/
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Le bateau s'appelle bien le Rhône, mais sommes-nous vraiment à Avignon ? Le drapeau vous donnera un indice. Photo prise il y a dix jours lors d'un merveilleux week-end.
Réponse : bravo à mes sagaces lecteurs, il s'agissait bien du lac Léman. Le Rhône est un bateau de la collection "Belle époque" de la CGN qui fait des croisières à la journée en s'arrêtant dans de nombreux petits ports le long du lac. Ici nous sommes à Némier, du côté français.

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12 comments:

Chri said...

Ça sent son Lac de Genève, ça...

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Ma foi Chri, le Rhône descend bien du lac...

William Kendall said...

Meanwhile, the swan could care less! Quite a watercraft.

Thérèse said...

En tout cas le cygne a bien l'intention de defendre son territoire!

Mridula said...

A beautiful picture and sky indeed.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A classic shot!

claude said...

Moi, je dirais sur
le Lac Léman
Sans doute une agréable croisière.

Powell River Books said...

What an interesting shape for a ship. Is it a ferry of some kind, or just a rich person's ride? - Margy

Françoise Dumon said...

Trop beau et propre pour être le Rhône à Avignon... La Suisse sans aucun doute. Belle photo comme toujours.

Nathalie, Avignon said...

Margy The Rhone is a ship that does day cruises on lake Leman, departing from Geneva in Switzerland and stopping at many little ports both on the Swiss and the French sides. More info on http://www.cgn.ch/

Nathalie, Avignon said...

Margy The Rhone is a ship that does day cruises on lake Leman, departing from Geneva in Switzerland and stopping at many little ports both on the Swiss and the French sides. More info on http://www.cgn.ch/

Jack said...

This photo and your explanation brought happy smiles of recognition to my lips. In 2008 I visited Lake Como, in Italy not far from Geneva and Lake Leman. There were some modern equivalents of this ferry traversing Lake Como, and I saw some local artwork featuring a 1920 vintage poster of Lake Como with a ship much like this. When I got back, I tracked down one a rare original of that poster, and today it hangs in my house in Florida, where I see it every day. (There is also a similar Lake Leman vintage poster, a reproduction of which I once had.)

http://www.galerie123.com/en/original-vintage-poster/1916/cie-generale-de-navigation-sur-le-lac-leman

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