Geneva Holiday Guide

Geneva Travel Information

Beautifully located at the end of Lac Leman, French-speaking Geneva has an international feel, it is home to more than 200 international organisations. Upon a hill on the banks of the Rhone sits the old town with its quaintly cobbled streets.

Place du Bourg-de-Four began life as a Roman forum before developing into a medieval marketplace which can still be enjoyed today. At the centre of the old town stands the imposing Cathedral St Pierre, a Romanesque Gothic patchwork that once housed John Calvin.

Geneva Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions include the world-famous Museum of Art and History, the Voltaire Museum and the Horology Museum, with its large collection of clocks. The fascinating International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is well worth a visit, as is the Petit Palais.

Geneva has so much to offer in the way of shopping it also has a fine selection of restaurants. Simply strolling through the city is a pleasant experience, with stunning views of the Alps from across the lakes. Along the shoreline are many tree-studded parks and natural swimming areas. The Jet d'Eau, or, 'jet of water', blasts out from the pier on the lake and is a landmark of this lovely town.

Some of Europe's most beautiful scenery can be seen from Geneva, with the Alps, the Jura and Lake Geneva all within a day's drive. The city is surrounded by edelweiss meadows and rolling hills, and escaping the city to drive alongside the lake a great holiday excursion.

Chillon Castle, set among some of Switzerland's most stunning scenery, is a much-loved 11th century monument located near Montreux. Montreux itself is the highlight of the Swiss Riviera, and holds an annual jazz festival in the summer. From Geneva you can travel to Cern and Lausanne.

When planning your trip to Geneva it is advisable that you take out travel insurance.