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Clarens (kläräNˈ) [key], village, Vaud canton, W Switzerland, on the Lake of Geneva. A resort near Montreux, Clarens was once the residence of Lord Byron. The Clarens region is immortalized in Rousseau's Nouvelle Héloïse.

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