Lush, green man­i­cured land­scape, Nordic and English ar­chi­tec­ture, and a huge dome-shaped glass ed­i­fice greet us as soon as we step in­side the guarded gates of In­sti­tut Le Rosey, com­monly called Le Rosey. The 136-year-old, fam­ily run in­sti­tu­tion has been home to a num­ber of roy­als, the Roth­schilds and the Borgh­e­ses, thanks to its re­fined fa­cil­i­ties and qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. It is the only school in Switzer­land, for in­stance, which shifts its en­tire cam­pus dur­ing win­ter; the win­ter cam­pus with typ­i­cal Swiss-style chalets is lo­cated in the ski re­sort of Gs­taad, at an al­ti­tude of 1,000 m, with 250 km of ski slopes. But it is the main cam­pus, lo­cated in Rolle, half­way be­tween Geneva and Lau­sanne, look­ing down at Lake Geneva, that took us by sur­prise. Dur­ing our tour, we got a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence a live per­for­mance by an in­ter­na­tional mu­sic band in the 900-seater con­cert hall—the Paul & Henri Car­nal Hall Arts—where both acoustics and in­te­ri­ors are state-of-the-art, and where all the the­atri­cal and mu­si­cal per­for­mances are hosted. With a sail­ing cen­tre of its own, Le Rosey’s cul­ture veers to­wards ex­pos­ing board­ers to the finer things; of­fer­ing a choice of 30 weekly sports, over 15 mu­si­cal en­sem­bles, in­clud­ing choir and or­ches­tra, to cul­tural events. FACT FILE Stu­dents sit the full In­ter­na­tional Bac­calau­re­ate (IB) or French Bac­calau­re­ate; lessons are in English and French Fee 110,000 CHF (`74 lakh) per year At 1180 Rolle & 3780 Gs­taad, Switzer­land Tel +41 21 822 55 00

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