City of Destination
The city of Geneva can be found at the location between the Jura Mountains and the Alps at the Rhone Valley in the southwestern corner of the Lake Geneva. It is the second smallest canton in the Swiss Confederation and is the capital of the canton of Geneva. In the end of the 19th century when the Mark Twain visited Geneva so often, the American literary began to fear about that he had taken up residence. This second largest city of Switzerland has an Idyllic setting on one of the biggest alpine lakes and within view of the pinnacle of Mont Blanc. The city filled with the parks and promenades have the looks of the virtual garden. This is also the one of the healthiest city of the world. Due to its ethnic and religious tolerance nearly 40% population consist the foreigner. The city can be explored on foot due to its compactness. Staying in city has a demystifying experience. The French territory surround’s Geneva, with connection to Switzerland only by lakes and narrow corridor. The city is influenced by the overwhelming French and is apparent in its mansard roofs, sidewalk cafes, iron balconies, and French signs Geneva’s image as a sleepy fondue-clogged destination for Heidi-loving diplomats has long been put to rest.
Geneva is the most populated city of the French speaking part of Switzerland, Romandy and the second most populated city in all of Switzerland. The city is set along the banks of Europe’s largest lake, Lake Geneva. Geneva is said to be one of the most cultured and beautiful cities in the world.
Geneva is surrounded by the Jura mountains and Mont Saleve. To the south and North West and by the Rhone and Arve rivers. These flow through the town before joining together and then flowing towards the Mediterranean.
As well as its beauty, Geneva also has a long history of tolerance and diversity dating back to the Protestant Reformation. The city has since gone on to become a second to none Cultural centre offering world class entertainment, top restaurants and unlimited opportunities in relation to recreation.
Geneva offers a mix of historic and architectural offerings, as well as a splendour of natural beauty. Geneva's history dates back more than 4,000 years. It is this history that continues to influence the development of this city to present day. Many museums and monuments capture the history of Geneva for people to see.
Geneva is famous for having attracted rich aristocrats who went on to establish grand estates around the city. Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are just two of the many philosophers and artists who added refinement to the city.
The weather in Geneva remains pleasant all year round, due to the tempering effects of the lakes and mountains. The rainiest months are normally September and October, with the coldest being January and February. Summers are long and you are treated with cool winds from the lake. Furthermore, you can seeMont Blanc is visible from Geneva for half of the year.Geneva is home to more than 200 international organisations. These include the United Nations, The International Red Cross and The World Health Organisation.
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City of Destination