Geneva, a cosmopolitan city at the central crossroads to Western Europe, is bright and modern, situated in the shadow of Mont Blanc and nestling around the shores of Lake Geneva.
The old town has quaint, narrow, cobbled streets revealing many small shops, restaurants and cafes in the charming squares, and it is a pretty place to walk around. The principal thoroughfare, Les Rues-Basses, is one of Geneva’s fanciest shopping districts and is crammed with jewellers, department stores and designer boutiques of all kinds, or try the chic Rue de Rhone. Alongside the immense, shimmering, blue lake and its extraordinary water spout, is the charming Jardin Anglais with a fountain, bandstand and the famous Flower Clock, and the city is home to over 30 museums and galleries and a magnificent cathedral, with many attractive paths, quays and promenades.
You can eat the cuisine of many countries in Geneva, ranging from the inexpensive to the astronomical and there is something for all tastes. Don’t forget to try the traditional Swiss cheese fondue.