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Explore the city of Geneva with Inspirato, a cosmopolitan hub nestled in the southwest corner of Switzerland, in the French-speaking region of the country. A stay at La Réserve Geneva is an ideal introduction to the city. This five-star hotel features an acclaimed spa and fine dining, just steps from the lake.
Geneva’s combination of alpine beauty and cosmopolitan charm draws visitors from around the world. The city’s pièce de résistance is the deep-blue Lake Geneva, surrounded by verdant parkland with a backdrop of the snow-capped Alps. At its center, the Jet d’Eau fountain spews water more than 450 feet into the air. Familiarize yourself with the city’s historic past in the quaint Old Town (also called Vielle Ville), before a taste of Geneva’s luxurious and sophisticated side. Head to Rue du Rhone and the Rue du Marche for luxury shopping, take a spin through the Patek Philippe Museum, or tour one of the United Nations main offices at the Palais des Nations.
Below the snowy peaks of Mont Blanc, Lake Geneva is the largest body of water in Switzerland. Watch a yacht race from its beautiful shore or go sailing, windsurfing, boating, rowing, or scuba diving.
The Grand Théâtre de Genève is home to the largest stage in Switzerland. This magnificent opera house towers of Place Neueve was reopened in 1962 after an extensive makeover. Today it hosts operas, ballets, and concerts.
Also known as the Balcony of Geneva, this nearby mountain boasts panoramic views. In less than five minutes, scale 1,100 meters by cable car, then make your way down by foot, bike, or—for the ultra-gutsy—parachute.
Lac Léman, or Lake Geneva, is a major influence on the city's weather, cultivating cool, clean air that helps to keep things pleasant and enjoyable throughout the year. Summers are warm and temperate, with the thermometer typically never climbing much higher than 80°F. May is the rainiest month, while the rest of summer is drier. Winters are chilly and snowy, with temperatures often dipping into the 30s and 40s.