A DREAM OF ETERNITY
“Since 1931, the dream of Dr. Niehans is powered by the courage to believe, the desire to build a legacy.”
Ladan Osman for La Prairie
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Dr. Paul Niehans, a brilliant Swiss doctor, began his career as a military surgeon. In the early 1920s, he established in his first medical practice and dreamed of the day that he would unlock the secret of time and make the future infinite. He would become a relentless explorer of time’s frontiers. The dream of forever is a lifelong odyssey but one that increases a single life, and allows the believer to merge with the infinite ribbon of Time.
Montreux, 1931 – Dr. Niehans founded Clinique La Prairie. It is here that the whole world would come to recuperate from the vicissitudes of age and rejuvenate. The clinic is situated on the edge of the village, on a green and gently sloped prairie at the end of a cul-de-sac: Avenue de la Prairie. Close by, a sparkling mountain stream flows down from the mountains to the lake. Silence reigned as an essential condition for the wellbeing and healing of Dr. Niehans' patients.
The magnificent view of the lake and the mountains beyond, seen through the vast bay windows, added to the tranquility. Here, natural beauty echoes the essential human beauty – physical and spiritual – that Paul Niehans passionately sought to restore. From the doctor’s study to the impossible crowns of the Alps, from their radiant peaks to the depths of the Swiss lakes, from the flicker of invention to the application of a fantasy – to add years to life and life to years becomes the clinic's dreams and the pursuit of La Prairie.
From that day on, with the success of Cellular Therapy, Paul Niehans was in the world’s spotlight and his reputation took on an international dimension, bestowing an extraordinary aura onto the clinic and its doctor, attracting world leaders, royalty, and celebrities.