The second biggest city in Switzerland after Zurich, Geneva is a global capital of diplomacy, banking and peace. It’s located on the largest lake in Europe, Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman in French, which is the language widely spoken here). Geneva is the home of the European headquarters of the United Nations, and it’s the city where international treaties were made regarding the humane treatment of soldiers in the Geneva Conventions. It’s also the birthplace of fine watchmaking, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the World Wide Web. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
But it’s not all work and no play here. Geneva in the summertime comes alive with holidaymakers swimming in Lake Geneva and lounging on the local beaches like Genève Plage and Bains de Paquis. When the temperature drops in winter, nearby ski resorts including Chamonix and Aravis are easily accessible. Plus, Genève Airport is an easy 15-minute drive from the city center. Need we say more?