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Behind the Scenes: AUS at the CGN Annual Naval Parade

The American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS) was delighted to host a stand in collaboration with SIC La Tour and the Ville de La Tour-de-Peilz at the recently held CGN Naval Parade on Sunday, 26th May 2024. The event took place at the lakeside of La Tour-de-Peilz and Vevey, attracting over 10,000 visitors to the Swiss Riviera. Our presence was proudly supported by our Student Ambassadors and volunteers, who ensured that the stand and event ran smoothly. We all had the opportunity to enjoy Swiss naval excellence by the La Tour-de-Peilz lakeside.
2024 Naval Parade Program
From 10:00 am
Boarding from the ports of Geneva, Nyon, Rolle, St-Prex, Morges, St-Sulpice, Lausanne, Pully, Lutry, Cully, Vevey-Marché, Vevey-La Tour, Montreux, Villeneuve, Le Bouveret, and Evian.
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Events on the quays of Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz, with roving bands and concerts on the Perdonnet and Emile-Louis Roussy stages. On-site and takeaway catering, canteen at Jardins de l'Oyonne (Entre-deux-Villes), and bar.
2:00 pm
The naval choreography kicks off. The first tableau of the aquatic ballet lasts 45 minutes.
2:45 pm
The group heads for the quays of Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz to perform the second tableau, visible from the shore.
3:30 pm
End of naval choreography.
7:00 pm:
End of the event.
On this day, the Swiss Game Museum, located in the castle of La Tour-de-Peilz, will be exceptionally open from 10:00 am. to 5:30 pm., welcoming the public free of charge. Visitors can also enjoy outdoor games set up facing the lake from 10:00 am. to 5:00 pm. In Vevey, the Animai Festival will offer free recreational, creative, and cultural activities all day at the Jardin du Rivage.
The 2024 Naval Parade
The quays of Vevey and La Tour-de-Peilz welcomed 10,000 people on Sunday for the CGN Naval Parade 2024. Around 1,500 passengers boarded the Belle Epoque boats that sailed on Lake Geneva. The Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le Léman (CGN) was honored to present its choreography for the first time in two cities. This naval choreography was imagined and directed by first captain Alex Beauval, at the helm of the boat “Vevey”. After 45 minutes of sailing, the show continued along the quayside, lasting an hour and a half and concluding with the traditional ship whistle.
Five Boats Presented
The 2024 edition featured the “Montreux” (1904), the “Vevey” (1907), the “Italie” (1908), “La Suisse” (1910), and the “Savoie” (1914) - five of the eight Belle Epoque boats in service. One of the three boats that didn't participate, the Simplon, was damaged in March 2024 in Cully (VD) and is now being repaired in Lausanne.
Source: RTS Info