Geneva, one of the most welcoming cities in Europe
The setting is unique. On the shores of magnificent Lake Geneva where the Rhône river flows south, there lies Geneva, a city truly international in scope and humane in size. A natural setting with a dazzling view of Mont-Blanc, Europe’s highest peak. A world of its own!
The quality of life is exceptional. The city welcomes her guests with ultimate luxury shopping, Switzerland’s most refined tables and a whole range of excellent services.
Geneva, world-renowned as the Capital of Peace, is proud to be at the origin of the Red Cross, proud to host the European headquarters of the United Nations whilst fulfilling her role as an important business hub. Profoundly influenced by her remarkable history, the city evolves in a truly multicultural environment.
This makes her a charming metropolis with a unique and most famous landmark, the Jet d’Eau. No visitor remains immune to her charm. Come and discover the “Spirit of Geneva”!
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The Geneva Water Foutain
The lakeshore’s star attraction is the elegant water fountain, dazzling visitors as it shoots 140 metres into the sky.
Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory, the Jet d'Eau has become the landmark of Geneva. Its millions of air bubbles will immediately put you under its spell.
At the highest point of the Old Town, its towers offer a breathtaking panorama. And its vaults house the largest archaeological site north of the Alps.
St Peter's Cathedral, built in the 12th century, underwent important transformations in the 16th century. The first walls were constructed around 1160 and work continued for almost a century.
The Reformation Wall, tribute to Europe's reformers
Leaning against the city’s ancient fortifications, the Reformation Wall keeps watch over the Parc des Bastions.
A stone’s throw from the Place de Neuve in an exceptionally beautiful park, Europe’s most important Protestant reformers are honoured with giant statues and bas-reliefs.
The magnificent parks of Geneva
Imagine a city jewel nestled between lake and mountain. Geneva seduces visitors both day and night. From the fascinating Jet d'Eau to the snow-capped Mont Blanc, it offers stunning views that change with the light and the seasons.
The Palais des Nations, symbol of Geneva, capital of peace
The symbol of International Geneva.
The Palais des Nations, built between 1929 and 1936, is the European headquarters of the United Nations. This centre of world diplomacy welcomes more than 25,000 delegates every year. A great number of artworks are displayed in its rooms. The building can be visited every day.