Epic Europe


Lausanne - Ouchy

Considered to be one of Europe's finest hotels, the Beau-Rivage Palace remains true to its traditional values, while at the same time constantly breathing new life into the hotel, the result of an ongoing restoration program. The Beau-Rivage Palace opened in 1861, and the grand salons were home to lavish balls and galas from the start. Over the years, the BRP has played host to many illustrious guests - Victor Hugo, Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, Nelson Mandela and Tina Turner are just a few of the many famous names. Murals, frescoes, and stained-glass windows are hallmarks of the interior. Art Nouveau rooms have Oriental carpets and cathedral ceilings, and some offer views of the Alps. 168 rooms, 34 of which are suites.


SPA & WELLNESS: The "Cinq Mondes" Spa awakens the five senses in its zen atmosphere. The sense of design behind the spa is unparalleled: vast rooms, simple, functional, pure in line and space, the use of natural materials. Facilities include eight treatment rooms, a VIP suite, two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) and a new fitness room.


FOOD & DRINK: "Anne-Sophie Pic", from the only female French chef to gain three Michelin stars, and Pic family fame. Her joining the Beau-Rivage Palace is the first time that this third generation of celebrated chefs has left her niche at the Drôme in Valence. In "Miyako" guests can savour the finest sushi and sashimi freshly prepared by the Japanese chefs. For a more informal atmosphere, guests may enjoy the elegant brasserie "Café Beau-Rivage".


The Bar, with its retro-chic atmosphere serves creative cocktails overlooking the lake. During the summer months, guests can enjoy meals aboard “Le Montreux”, the steamboat catered by the Beau-Rivage Palace. 


LOCATION: Nestled in 4 hectares of gardens on the shores of Lake Geneva and with a view of the Alps, the Beau-Rivage Palace enjoys an exceptional location, but is nevertheless just 10 minutes from the city centre, in the Ouchy harbor district.


RATES: FROM CHF 550/night


  • Luxury 5 star Lausanne hotel, considered to be one of Europe's finest hotels
  • Located on the lake front, surrounded by private gardens
  • Restaurant Anne Sophie Pic, the only female French chef to gain three Michelin stars
  • Recognized as one of Switzerland’s most important historical landmarks
  • The hotel’s immaculate leather bound guest books contains the names of such social luminaries as: Coco Chanel, Mary Pickford, Gary Cooper and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor
  • The Napolean Suite: The Presidential Suite (140 m2) in the style of Napoleon III, is distinguished by an opulent décor and warm colored textiles. Unobstructed views of Lake Leman and the Alps.
Beau Rivage Palace 5*


Destination: lausanne
Experience options in: Lausanne


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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