CGN – The reference on the lake


Avenue de Rhodanie 17
Case postale 390
CH-1001 Lausanne

Phone +41 (0)21 614 62 18

An emblematic figure of the Lake Geneva landscape since its foundation in 1873, the CGN (Compagnie générale de navigation sur le lac Léman) is, with its 19 boats, the largest cruise company in French-speaking Switzerland and the second largest nationally.

In terms of mobility, it is a major player in the Lake Geneva region, particularly thanks to its many links with neighbouring France. Its Belle Époque fleet of 8 paddlewheelers, unique in the world, is of inestimable value not only from a historical point of view, but also for the tourism reputation of the entire Lake Geneva region.

It was classified as a historic monument of national importance on the 17th of June 2011.

An exceptional venue for your event

Make your conference, seminar or gala dinner an exceptional and unforgettable event. Invite your guests to take a seat aboard a CGN boat and enjoy a private and exclusive cruise on Lake Geneva.

With more than 400 events organised each year, CGN puts its vast experience at your disposal to help you create your own event, exactly as you wish. A seated seminar with presentation, an exhibition followed by a cocktails on the deck or a traditional catered reception, everything is possible. The CGN fleet can accommodate up to 700 people, for a few hours or for the whole day, departing from any port on Lake Geneva, with or without stopovers, throughout the year.

Give your event a unique setting and benefit from a personalised service. You are the sole master of your tailor-made itinerary.

Overview of the boats

  • Belle Époque boats with paddle wheels: Montreux, Vevey, La Suisse, Savoie,  Simplon, Italie Cocktails: for up to 350 people Catering: for up to 330 people
  • Contemporary boats: Lausanne Cocktails: for up to 700 people Catering: for up to 500 people Henry-Dunant, Général-Guisan Cocktails: for up to 200 people Catering: for up to 200 people
  • “Yachting style” vedettes: Lavaux, Morges, Valais Cocktails: for up to 80 people Catering: for up to 60 peopl