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Lake Geneva, Geneva

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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 vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Lake Geneva and other attractions in Geneva.
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  • One glance around and across Lake Geneva will show you how much this scenic water is prized by locals on both the French and Swiss sides. You'll see rowing clubs, anglers, joggers, cyclists, pleasure ...  more »
  • All the banks are magnificent and the views and panoramas. From Switzerland, we can admire the Alps and from the France we see the monts Jura and the Alps and Prealps vaudoises. Let's not forget the superb cruises on boats of the SGN. Some of these boats are centenarians and driven wheels.
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  • Lake Geneva is stunning. Views across the lake are plentiful and different times of day give very different photo opportunities.  more »