Between the Alpine peaks and the hilly regions of the Jura, on the banks of the Rhone, where it leaves Lake Geneva, lies the French-speaking city of Geneva. Thanks to its great humanistic traditions and international spirit, as well as the European headquarters of the United Nations and the headquarters of the Red Cross, the city is known as the “capital of the world”.
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The symbol of the "smallest metropolis" in the world is the Jet d'eau - a 140-meter high fountain gushing from Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are located on the right bank of the lake (looking down the Rhone). And the heart of Geneva - the old city, with a business district and a shopping street, stretches along the left bank. The Cathedral of St. Peter rises above the old town. But the true center of the old town is the Bourges-de-Fours, with the oldest square in the city. Quays, promenades along the lake, innumerable parks, small alleys of the old town and elegant shops all invite travelers for a long stroll through the city. One of the best-preserved streets is Grand Rue. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born here. The Mouettes, water taxis, are designed for quick crossings from one coast to the other, while large ships are designed for leisurely cruises on Lake Geneva.
Geneva is the most multinational city in Switzerland, and it is not without reason that the European headquarters of the UN is based here. The activities of the International Red Cross are also managed from here. Being a major congress center, Geneva remains a city of ancient culture and great history, where traditions are carefully preserved and unique exhibitions are hosted. And the world famous symbol of Geneva watchmaking is the large Horloge Fleuri watch in the English Garden (Jardin Anglais). The great city on the western outskirts of Switzerland has a lot to offer for the culture lover. World-renowned artists perform at the Grand Théâtre and the Geneva Opera, a wide range of museums - such as the Musée international de l'horlogerie, with a collection of musical and jewelry watches, and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum offering a peek into the world of humanitarian organizations.
The popular excursion site Mont Saleve is already in neighboring France: the cable car lifts visitors to a height of 1,100 m in just five minutes, offering an incredible view of the city, Lake Geneva, the Alps, the Jura mountains and the highest mountain in Europe (excluding Elbrus) - Mont Blanc.
Geneva is idyllically nestled between alpine peaks and vineyards on the largest lake in Western Europe. It is the UN capital of the world, the birthplace of the great watch industry, and a magical destination for tourism.