Ile de la Harpe - Lake Geneva

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    The tiny <b>Île de la Harpe</b>, built up in 1835 from earth dumping during construction of the town&#8217;s harbour; unfortunately for posterity, the harbour works incorporated a quantity of pre-hewn oak posts which had stood just offshore for as long as anyone could remember &#8211; remnants, no doubt, of prehistoric stilt dwellings, destroyed in the name of progress. It&#8217;s a tragic irony that shortly afterwards the railway arrived, negating the whole point of building a harbour in the first place. The island, named after local revolutionary and statesman Frédéric-César de la Harpe, is now the focus for Rolle&#8217;s active community of yachties, who regularly organize sailing festivals and races around it, often tying up for a fortifying dram or two at the handy midway point.
     
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