The world’s most compact city wraps around the south-western tip of Lake Geneva. With the eye-catching Jet d'Eau (Fountain of Geneva) in the middle, the lake fascinates and entices. Stroll along the quay past the marinas, the English Garden and neoclassic hotel façades, or sail across the lake, taking in views of the Mont Blanc, vineyards and castles.
In Geneva water is never far away. Not only does the largest Alpine lake, Lake Geneva, lie right outside the door of stately buildings, the Rhône River also flows from here to the French border – right through the city. North of the river you'll find the district where most international organisations are located, while the old centre can be found on the southern bank. From the centuries-old cathedral tower you will get an amazing view of the city, the mountains and the lake.