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Festival Images 2016 –  A Festival of Visual Arts

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The charming town of Vevey, located between Lausanne and Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva hosts the Festival Images, Switzerland’s first biennale of photographic visual arts. The festival started in its actual form in 2008 and evolved into a major event. In four editions, it has almost doubled the attendance at each event, from an estimated 15,000 visitors in 2008 to 100,000 two years ago! This year’s edition which opened ...

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BOILING ICE

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The condition of the Rhone glacier in Switzerland, partly covered by sheeting to protect it from excessive heat.

The condition of the Rhone glacier in Switzerland, partly covered by sheeting to protect it from excessive heat.
The recession and the retreat of glaciers since 1850 is the geological phenomenon in which the surface and the thickness of terrestrial glaciers have ...

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La Bosse à Norbert – Un big air au naturel

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DSC_3118pixChaque année depuis 2009, la petite station Valaisanne des Marécottes accueille un contest de ski & snowboard hors du commun. Ils sont 22 riders – 11 skieurs et 11 snowboarders – freestyle internationaux triés sur le volet à s’emparer de la colline à Norbert, sur la piste de l’Eau-Neuve afin de défier cette gigantesque bosse pour le commun ...

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Patrouille des Glaciers 2014 – A mythical race through the Swiss Alps

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During the second World War between 1939 and 1945, Switzerland lived under the threat of enemy invasion. The Mountain Brigade 10 have to mission to defend the south-western part of Swiss Alpine Massif Central.

Two captains of the Mountain Brigade 10 – Rodolphe Tissières and Roger Bonvin wanted ...

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The 36th International Balloon Festival – A Festival of Colors in Château d’Oex

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Château d’Oex

In the Swiss Alps is a small village in the Pays d’Enhaut, the name is Château d’Oex. For 36 years, the villagers braved the winter to organize at the end of January the International Balloon Festival. This year was no exception to the rule: a beautiful and cold weather – sometimes capricious – to flights during the week, beautiful landscapes and extraordinary colors of balloons.

This year the festival was held from 01/25 ...

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Freeride World Qualifier: The ticket to ride in the World Tour

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After the New Zealand and Chile, FWQ puts his suitcases in the St. Bernard Country for a full week! This region lies in the Swiss Alps, more precisely in Valais.

Organized by the team of the Freeride World Tour principle is simple: 100 participants compete in three competitions 2* 8 days between Bruson – Verbier – La Tzoumaz and Vichères – Liddes according ...

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35th International Balloon Festival Château-d’Oex

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Since 1979 the small village of Château-d’Oex in a beautiful Swiss alpine valley of the Pays-d’Enhaut has been holding what has become today the largest balloon festival in the world, the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival. Each year, over 80 balloons are participating in the event and in the competitions that challenge the expert balloon pilots’ skills. For the public there are the opportunities to take balloon rides as well as view and photograph some of the most ...

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Zermatt Unplugged starts the advance ticket sales

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Unplugged at the heart of Europe

Zermatt, 12th December 2013. The highest musical quality, unplugged shows in front of a magnificent backdrop, a hotel becomes a stage, and a piano flies to the Matterhorn: Zermatt Unplugged presents its first acts. They start the ball rolling and the snow melting. It’s going to be a feast full of intimate experiences and unforgettable musical encounters.

Super kick-off on Tuesday, 8th April 2014: With Aloe Blacc and Tom Odell, Zermatt Unplugged is welcoming two ...

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Rock and Flamenco by Patricia Vonne at the Montreux Jazz Festival

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Patricia Vonne at the Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival and especially the free concerts are always full of surprises. It allows the public to discover different music styles as well as newcomers or musicians better known in other regions of the world.

The first week of the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival featured an impressive series of surprises. Amongst the rock band Redwood, the Irish folk song band The Castagniers, the Cuban Tempo Forte, the Slovenian Big Band KK covering ...

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Montreux Volley Masters 2013: Successful Start

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Montreux Volley Masters

This year’s edition of the Montreux Volley Masters opened yesterday. After a one-year break, the world’s most prestigious invitational women’s tournament is back. Each year the organizer invites 8 national teams among the best teams in the world. The event takes place outside the official tournaments of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the results do not count in the ranking of the teams.

For the teams it is a unique opportunity to measure themselves ...

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