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The Residency

Located on an exceptional slice of lakeside land on the shores of Lake Geneva in La Tour-de-Peilz, between Vevey and Montreux, in proximity to all cultural and natural points of interest of Switzerland, La Becque | Artist Residency hosts and fosters the creativity of artists of all backgrounds and disciplines. Residents benefit from an exceptional site and infrastructure, conducive to accomplishing the project they have been selected for, whether it is focused on in-depth research or on production.

La Becque offers state-of-the-art live and work infrastructure for creative residents. Its vast garden hosts a total of 8 fully equipped live-and-work apartment, an additional 4 studios including a sound studio, a ceramic and wood workshop, a library, and an event/conference space, as well as several rooms intended to facilitate shorter-term stays and projects alongside longer residency stays. Last but certainly not least, the site offers direct swimming access to Lake Geneva, and stunning views of both the lake and the surrounding Alps. The residency also benefits from direct contacts in most cultural as well as scientific institutions in Switzerland and leverages these for the benefit of its residents.

La Becque dedicates particular attention to projects exploring the ever more intertwined notions of nature, the environment, and of technology. At the core of contemporary preoccupations and of growing urgency, these themes feed into all disciplines of the arts – and artists are among those best equipped to map out alternative relationships to both technology and nature.

The team:






Head of Production and Artist Relations



Head of Administration


Head of Communications






Steward and Head of Hospitality


Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier

La Becque | Artist Residency was developed under the auspices of the Fondation Françoise Siegfried-Meier.

A violinist of renown born in 1914, Françoise Siegfried-Meier showed unswerving dedication to the artists of her time. Generous and passionate, she expressed a wish to durably support a number of public organizations and institutions, particularly in the field of the arts, by creating a foundation bearing her name.

Françoise Siegfried-Meier’s wish for her family’s domain in La Tour-de-Peilz to become a haven of creativity and exchange is now realized through La Becque, a residency infrastructure that is a natural fit for this unique and stunningly beautiful site.

Board of Trustees:


Guy Nicollier



Tamara Jenny-Devrient



Jean-Luc Strohm



François Margot



Anne-Catherine de Perrot


Use our Facilities

In a calm and relaxing setting, facing the Grammont and with private access to the Lake Geneva, La Becque | Artist Residency offers a functional and modular room, which will allow you to host conferences, seminars, training sessions, general meetings or coaching sessions in an exceptional environment.

We offer you a 63m2 space which seats 30 people that can be arranged according to your needs, equipped with a kitchen and two toilets, and accessible to people with reduced mobility. On site, you will find free access to: wifi, beamer & screen, flipchart and coffee. Several options such as coffees, minerals, catering, or any other requests, can be discussed prior to booking. Our conference room is available for half or full days, from Monday to Friday.

Parking on site (limited number of spaces). La Becque is accessible from Vevey by bus 201 (every 10mn from Vevey Station).

For all requests, please contact us at


La Becque | Artist Residency

Chemin de La Becque 1

CH-1814 La Tour-de-Peilz

+41 21 973 25 13

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Photo credit: Roger Frei

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