Travel guide to Geneva
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Geneva lies on the border between France and Switzerland, and is heavily influenced by French culture. It is the heart of the luxury goods industry in Switzerland as well as being the centre of scientific research for the whole of Europe thanks to the presence of CERN. Geneva is a fantastic destination for a short break, and also as the starting point for a holiday either enjoying the resorts such as Montreaux along the banks of Lake Geneva, or alternatively exploring the Alpine resorts to the East of the city.
Geneva itself has some phenomenal attractions to see including the Lindt Chocolate museum where you can see the famous Swiss chocolate being made, and also numerous churches and museums. Arguably the most popular attraction in the city is the Jet, a giant fountain in the centre of the port that sprays water several hundred feet into the air.
If you are travelling to Geneva as the start of a holiday which will take you on to a resort such as Chamonix, then hiring a car in order to self drive is a better idea than relying on a transfer service that will ultimately be less convenient, and more expensive. The Swiss and French roads are excellent and all of the most popular resorts are well signposted, making it easy to get around and find your final destination. Whereas public transfers operate to a fixed schedule and limit you to a single resort, having a car of your own means that you can move around from one resort town to another and get much more flexibility in getting around. It would be possible to fly into Geneva and have a few days in the city before making your way onwards to Chamonix, then on to Grand Bornand or Samoens. Experienced skiers often find that spending time at different resorts during their trip helps them to experience a wider range of conditions during their stay and helps them improve their skills.
Having a hire car also allows you to base your self in one resort and then head to different locations to ski every day during your stay and arrive early enough to escape the crowds.
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