Geneva : Thousand and one delights in a single city!
With something for everyone and boasting an ideal location in the heart of Europe, Geneva offers a smorgasbord of unmissable experiences in a one-of-a-kind natural setting. From the shores of the biggest lake in Western Europe in just one hour, find yourself at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the continent's highest peak. Feel like skiing in the morning and shopping in the afternoon? No problem! Anything is possible here!
With its breathtaking views, Geneva will amaze you time and time again! From the famous Jet d'Eau jetting water 140 metres above Lake Geneva, to the picturesque countryside and its vineyard paths, enjoy being spellbound by its diverse and enchanting landscape.
Whether it's a trip to the heart of the legendary birthplace of fine watchmaking, savouring the delights of dining in top restaurants or soaking up the buzz of the international district, Geneva has everything it takes to ensure you have a magical experience, one that will leave you starstruck.
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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.