Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of the Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, that lies at the southern tip of expansive Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains, the city has views of dramatic Mont Blanc. Headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross, it’s a global hub for diplomacy and banking. The city is perfect for exploring on foot; hire a bike to venture further.
Geneva’s ancient Old Town offers a living glimpse of the past while Geneva’s more than thirty museums and art galleries capture the rich and vibrant history of the city including the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO). For a change of pace take a cruise on the lake or relax in one of Geneva’s main waterfront parks. Be sure to check out Geneva’s famed Market Street to buy a Swiss watch or just window shop.
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Geneva is the perfect home base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Whether you enjoy boating, hiking, biking, wine tasting or are looking for the ultimate Switzerland ski vacation.