Lake Maggiore extends from the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland far into the Italian regions of Piedmont and Lombardy. Thanks to its mild climate, there is lush, Mediterranean vegetation along its shores. In the hinterland is a wild and romantic mountain landscape with breathtaking views.
The Lac de Joux lies in a high valley of the same name. It is remarkable in that no surface flows out of it. There is a motorboat service in summer from Le Pont to the other end of the lake.