Visit Swiss Romandie
Geneva is Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city that enjoys an incredible setting. It is encircled by the Rhône, Lake Geneva and the snow-capped Jura and Geneva Mountains with dramatic views of Mont Blanc. The city is the base for numerous international organisations and peppered with fascinating museums, galleries, restaurants and boutique hotels. Get lost in Geneva’s old town as you explore magical cobbled streets and discover the history of the Reformation movement through many statues and carved images in the dedicated wall. Explore Saint Peter’s Cathedral that took 400 years to build and walk under the shady trees of Parc des Bastions.
What to do while in the Swiss Romandie?
Facts About Geneva and Swiss Romandie...
The Lac Leman
The terraced vineyards surrounding Lake Geneva, which is otherwise known as Lac Leman, produces some of the finest Swiss wines. The view across the lake to the Alps is nothing short of spellbinding. The area is dotted with a fairy-tale château, lavish manors and sparkling lakeside beaches. This Swiss landscape is extraordinary.
The Heritage of Geneva
Geneva has a rich heritage that embraces multicultural communities that bring a fusion of traditions to the vibrant city. Explore the refined art of watchmaking in the Old Town. Feast on raclette, fondue, and delicious hot chocolate pots and revel with the locals as they celebrate la Fête de l’Escalade and Fêtes de Genève in summer.
Geneva Local Specialities
Uncover the coveted history of the world’s favourite treat, Swiss chocolate. Explore the finest chocolatiers where you can delight in tasting delicious pralines and truffles with our Swiss Chocolate tour led by our guide that will explain the intricate manufacturing processes. There is ample time to wander along the river and navigate the narrow streets of Old Town.
Travel from Geneva to Chamonix and explore the foothills of the inimitable Mont Blanc. You can ride the cable car to Aiguille du Midi for spectacular panoramic views of Europe’s highest mountain peak, and explore chocolate box villages that nestle into its slopes. Head to the Mer de Glace on Montenvers rack railway for one of many Geneva day trips.