Honeymoon Hot Spot: Beau-Rivage Palace, Switzerland

The word “Switzerland” conjures images of breathtaking snow-capped mountains, pastoral landscapes, and atmospheric train rides. Rightfully so. From the towering Swiss Alps in the south to the 1,500 azure lakes drenching 6 percent of the land, Switzerland is a stunningly beautiful place that never fails to impress.

Honeymoon Hot Spot: Lausanne, Switzerland | Weddings Illustrated

Switzerland’s tranquil splendor is best appreciated in its smaller charming cities, each one more regal and striking than the next. Case in point: the southern city of Lausanne, arguably the most picturesque of Swiss cities, showcasing lakeside serenity and natural grandeur at every turn.

Honeymoon Hot Spot: Lausanne, Switzerland | Weddings Illustrated

The lovely and grand Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne is the pinnacle of Swiss sophistication. Perched on the banks of Lake Geneva, the timeless Belle Époque tour de force is a combination of living history and modern luxury.

Honeymoon Hot Spot: Lausanne, Switzerland | Weddings Illustrated

A decade-long facelift has removed any and all signs of the aging process, restoring historic ballrooms to their 19th- and 20th-century grandeur and implanting a few extravagant additions, such as a 15,000-square-foot destination spa, infinity pools, and a marble-clad terrace with exquisite views of the Alps. The historic hotel, where the Treaty of Lausanne was signed in 1923, has hosted the complete roster of Who’s Who in Hollywood, fashion, and politics.

Honeymoon Hot Spot: Lausanne, Switzerland | Weddings Illustrated

In the kitchen, Beau-Rivage showcases the creations of world-renowned chef Anne-Sophie Pic in its signature restaurant. Pic’s hard-earned three Michelin Stars are evident in each of the handcrafted plates inspired by her French heritage and her family legacy of award-winning cuisine. Sounds like a fairytale honeymoon to us. —Paul Rubio

All images via Beau-Rivage Palace

Facebook Comments