"it was agreed that Elizabeth and I should pass the afternoon and night at Evian, and return to Cologny the next morning. As the day was fair, and the wind favourable, we resolved to go by water"

   Évian-les-Bains is a town on the southern French shore of Lake Geneva (or 'Lac Léman').  It's reputation as a source of health-giving mineral water began in 1789 after a local nobelman, the Marquis of Lessert, proclaimed his kidney trouble had been cured by drinking from a local spring.

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