Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) :
This romantic lake, largest in central Europe flows across both
Switzerland and France, and draws thousand of visitors to its shores.
Many famous writers, musical composers, actors, and poets came to
settle on the shores fascinated by the alpine panorama, quaint wooden
chalet villages, vineyard-covered slopes, and sailboats skimming
across the blue waters.
The city contains a diversity of attractions and activities, from
wine-growing villages and mountain ski resorts, picturesque castles,
and magnificent cathedrals, to low-key lakeside resorts, boat cruises,
and cozy fireside pots of fondue with sweeping views across the
sparkling lake to the Alps and the distinctive pinnacle of Mont
Traveling in train along the scenic winding roads, offer outstanding
views, while steamers crisscross the waters of Lake Geneva, presents
a variety of ways to experience the splendor.
Le Jet d'Eau :
This majestic 140m water fountain is the tallest in the
world and the main emblem of the city. Its beauty dominates the
lakefront, during the night it offers a breathtaking view with lights
lit up. It projects 500 liters of water per second at the unbelievable
speed of 200km/hr.
This tourist attraction is open every day. You cannot miss the opportunity
of visiting this beautiful waterfall. You can walk along the jetty
and get a closer look at the fountain, as you get sprayed with water.
Carouge is part of Geneva today but until the 17th century, the
area was practically deserted and in 1754, Carouge became part of
the Kingdom of Sardinia. Today, Carouge exhibits an amazing atmosphere,
a real treat to stroll through this preserved late-18th century
town; quaint narrow streets, old buildings, inner courtyards, flowered
gardens, sidewalk cafés, churches, fountains antique shops
and boutiques, as well as a colorful market on Wednesday and Saturday
morning all add to its charm
You can meander around the shopping complexes or take a peaceful
walk up the garden and enjoy the fresh air.
Bois de la Bâtie :
These woods have acquired the name from the Bastie-Mellie fort built
in 1318 and destroyed in the 16th century.
In was during 1869 the Turrettini brothers left the land to the
City on the condition that it be kept as a public park.
These woods have grown over the years and today it covers more that
There is a large paddling pool, a challenging playground, and a
river in the woods. There is a small zoo also. Visitors who are
tired and hungry can refresh themselves in one of the two restaurants
Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, this youthful and lively city
of Lausanne is built above the lake on a sequence of tiers connected
by a small metro. The Town contains the grand Gothic cathedral,
Notre-Dame; its turreted towers a well-known symbol of the city.
The lower town on the lakeshore, once a fishing village of Ouchy
and is now the prime waterfront area with outdoor dining and cafes,
promenades and sporting activities.
The gardens around the Quay d’Ouchy are home to the city’s
foremost attraction, the Olympic Museum, containing a wealth of
sporting memories and a collection of unique objects pertaining
to the Olympic Games from its beginning until the present. Lausanne
relishes its importance as the Olympic World Capital and headquarters
of the International Olympic Committee.