Geneva, Switzerland

  • Indulge in a pot of fondue. This rich melted cheese dip simmers over a flame and is a quintessentially Swiss dish!
  • Geneva is home to some of the world’s best shopping. Head to the city center’s Rue du Rhone and the Rue du Marche for luxury shops, go antiquing in the Grand Rue, or visit the Plainpalais Farmers Market for vintage clothing.
  • Nicknamed “the Greenwich Village of Geneva,” the neighborhood of Carouge boasts Italianate architecture, laid-back restaurants, and bohemian nightlife.
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European Lakeside Luxury

Sitting on the western shore of the deep blue Lac Léman, Geneva's beauty and cosmopolitan charm draws visitors from around the world. Surrounded by 10 acres of verdant parkland, you'll find it hard to believe you're only minutes from the city center. Watch the sailboats lazily drift by or take the elegant Venetian taxi to town. You'll be captivated by the quaint cobble-stoned streets and waterfront promenade. Experience what makes this destination charmingly Swiss and refreshingly unique. A stay at La Réserve Geneva is an ideal introduction to the city's best. The five-star hotel features an acclaimed spa and fine dining just steps from the lake.  A stay at La Réserve Geneva is an ideal introduction to the city's best. The five-star hotel features an acclaimed spa and fine dining just steps from the lake.

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Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Mountain Ranges
    The Alps and the Jura
  • United Nations
    European Headquarters
  • Climate
    Temperate, Oceanic
  • Language
    French

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  • Chocolate Lover's Paradise

    The standards by which Swiss chocolate is made have raised the bar for chocolatiers the world over. Specializing in hazelnut, milk and filled chocolates, Geneva's specialty chocolate shops are not to be missed.

    Canonica Geneve. For 65 years, this family-owned chocolatier has been creating premium chocolate using only the best ingredients. Chocolatier Samuel Romagné won the first prize for best chocolate at the country's international competition in 2013.

    Auer Chocolatier.  Best known for their carefully handmade truffles, the local shopkeepers at Auer Chocolatier will box a selection of treats for you to enjoy during your stay in Geneva.

    Frédéric Ducret. Don't be fooled by its unassuming storefront. In addition to their rotating menu of chocolates, Frédéric Ducret also specializes in pastries. Take a small box of truffles as a souvenir for the trip home.

    La Bonbonnière. Enjoy pralines, truffles, bars, fruit jelly, candied chestnuts, ice cream and more at this confectionary founded in 1921.

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  • Forecasting Your Geneva Vacation

    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. You can generally expect a typical central European climate with a mix of abundant sunshine and cloudy days. While you should always be prepared for rain or snow, heavy precipitation is uncommon.

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