Lake Geneva, Geneva

4.7
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
One of Western Europe's largest bodies of water, Lake Geneva sits on the northern side of the Alps. Shared by Switzerland and France, the lake serves as one of the continent's most popular year-round travel destinations, its pristine natural areas a favorite stomping ground for both hikers and skiers. The Swiss side of the lake features a string of picturesque cities, the largest of which is Geneva. This city serves as a hub for paddle steamer cruises, providing a slow but scenic way of connecting to other ports on the lake. After visiting the region's old wineries, castles, and thermal baths, head to one of the lake's tranquil beaches, backed by rugged mountain scenery and shady woodlands. Use our Geneva travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Lake Geneva and other attractions in Geneva.
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  • Beautiful and large lake. Stayed in Geneva, but also visited other towns on its shores. Plenty to do, it would be easy enough to spend a fortnight visiting the many beautiful places on its shores...  more »
  • Clean, crisp see through water amazing. Great to be able to travel across in different places on the water taxis.  more »
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  • Any visitor to Geneva must stop and take a good time to enjoy the magnificent lake . A river taxi can be hired to cross this historical monument( Ticket both available by the boats) Of course Geneva fountain can be seen from everywhere . A welcoming city to be visited. Recommend . NK
  • A wonderful place to get rest from everything😍

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