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Lake Geneva, Geneva

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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  • I fell in love with the city of Geneva, I can only recommend it! The lake is beautiful, I recommend to check the Jet Deau which is active from 10 AM to 4 PM. Walk along the lake in the direction of...  more »
  • Fantastic day out with the Children Hired a boat and went out onto the lake for a spot of fishing managed to bag a few trout which We cooked later at the side of the lake washed down with a bottle.....  more »
  • Playground of the rich; even more so now with this ridiculous exchange rate. It really is beautiful & being on the lake is a must. The Bavettes are a great way to explore the lake in Geneva...  more »
  • 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😍
  • Once is not enough
  • One of the most beautiful natural landscapes you would ever see!
  • Very beautiful lake,quite long but serene,we saw it during train journey

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