Geneva and Montreux
The second most populated city in Switzerland, and one of the most internationally influenced cities in Europe, Geneve combines the splendors of Alpine nature with a rich palette of historic and architectural gems. Located at a junction between the Rhone River and Lake Geneva, this city is in the middle of a natural basin encircled by mountains. Because of its famed neutrality, its location in the centre of Europe, Geneva is the seat of some 200-odd international organisations. Some of the most well known being the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, International Committee of the Red Cross, the second-largest branches of the United Nations and World Bank. This city on the western fringe of Switzerland has much to offer to those that wander here. Well-known international artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, and there is an extremely diverse range of museums such as the “Musée international de l'horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks. There is an overload of luxury in this city, with amazing hotels, boutiques, jewellers, restaurants, and chocolatiers offering the finest quality services.
The music conservatory and international performance competitions attract large numbers of musicians from all over the world, and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is renowned worldwide for its acoustics and performances. The Geneva Lake has been a favourite spot for various artists - Freddie Mercury of Queen was inspired to create the Made in Heaven album here and you can witness heaven for yourself when you stroll in the streets of Geneva, take a scenic boat cruise on the lake or enjoying the finest items on the Swiss cuisine menus in some of the best restaurants the country has to offer.
Those that are looking to escape the chaos of this wealthy metropolis can rewarding excursion destination is Mont Salève, which is situated in neighboring France. The cableway lifts visitors to an altitude of 1100 metres in less than five minutes, giving rise to outstanding vistas across the city of Geneva, Lake Geneva, the chain of Alps, the Jura, and Montblanc. Lake Geneva offers many other outdoor recreational opportunities to go swimming, sailing, and fishing. During the winter, sports such as skiing and skating are popular, and rock climbing and mountaineering are pursued for both science and sport all year round. No matter what you prefer to do with your trip, Geneva will give you incredible sights and memories that won’t soon be forgotten.
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- Lake cruise - The advantage of these lake-shore cities is that you can explore the area on a scenic boat cruise and visit other places like Lausanne or the Chillon castle
- Montreux Jazz Festival - The Summer season belongs to one of the most popular jazz festivals in the world which features the world's most notable artists
- Mont Blanc - Europe's tallest peak is just an hour away from these beautiful towns