Clarens, Switzerland


Clarens, Switzerland
Clarens around 1882

Clarens is a small village in the municipality of Montreux, in the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland.

Whilst in Clarens, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky wrote his ballets The Rite of Spring and Pulcinella and in March 1878, Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto.

Paul Kruger, hero of South African independence from Britain, died here. For this reason, a village in South Africa was given the same name.

The anarchist and geographer Élisée Reclus resided in Clarens.

Writer Vladimir Nabokov is buried there.

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Coordinates: 46°26′31″N 6°53′38″E / 46.442°N 6.894°E / 46.442; 6.894

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