Known both as the "smallest of big cities", or the "city of peace", Geneva, among other things, is home to the European headquarters of UNO. The quayside of Lake Geneva, the parks, the old alleyways and smart boutiques are an invitation to a leisurely stroll. Geneva is linked to Europe's capital cities by its international airport, motorways and railway network making it the ideal location for visitors from all over the world.
Geneva's lakefront is one of the city's greatest assets. The familiar Jet d'eau spouts a column of lake water as high as 450 feet in the air, and it was clear day you-can see the Mont Blanc. As you stroll down the lakeside quays you'll pass by beautiful flowerbeds and other exotic flora as well as elegant old residences. As for what's on the water - swans, ducks and diving birds cohabit with a multitude of brightly colored sailing boats just waiting for a regatta.
A symbol of the Geneva watch industry of world renown, the famous flower clock, site location is the edge of the English Garden since 1955, is a masterpiece of technology and floral art.
Geneva houses over 40 public and private museums, as well as numerous art galleries (www.artageneve.com). The various collections cater for all interests, be it archeology, ethnography, nature, fine arts, applied arts, science or technology.
Geneva is one of the greenest cities in Europe: 20% of the country is covered in green areas. It is often called the "city of parks". These green areas, in fact, contribute greatly to the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Saint Peter's Cathedral, 157 steps lead to the summit of the cathedral's north tower and to a fabulous panorama overlooking the city and the lake.
Eating and drinking - Geneva has become the culinary capital of Switzerland. Fine dining restaurants and bistros with classic and innovative cuisine both in the city and in the country attract a remarkable number of people to the Rhône city.
To discover or rediscover Geneva cafés and restaurants, visit the website www.geneve-restaurants.ch.