Geneva is located in the western part of Switzerland on the southwest side of Lake Geneva. The town is built on hills of different heights on either side of the Rhône. Situated between the Jura to the northwest and the Voirons and Mont Salève’s limestone ridges to the southeast, Geneva boasts a spectacular placement on the biggest of the Alpine lakes.
A center of European cultural life in which French savoir-vivre and Swiss solidity are combined, Geneva has an energetic atmosphere that makes it arguably the most beautiful town in Switzerland and the one that attracts the largest number of visitors every year. Its dynamic growth during the last few decades is provided by the great amount of new buildings in the city and surrounding area, where residential suburbs and satellite towns of significant importance have popped up. There are ten experiences that we believe will make Geneva one of the best vacation experiences in all of Europe.
Mont-Salève is a magnificent experience that no one should pass-by. Grab a bus to the French border and ride up with the cable car to experience an astonishing 360° view of the area. This is the best starting point for hiking, paragliding and other sports activities in the area
Geneva’s old town
Overlooked by St. Peter’s Cathedral, the heart of the Reformation movement, Geneva’s old town is Switzerland’s largest historical city. Steps lead to the top of its tower for an amazing view of the town. The backstreets are home to many of the city’s historical treasures.