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  Welcome to Geneva

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Welcome to Geneva - The city of the largest Lake in Europe

Geneva is one of the most largest city with an international position which is well-known in western Switzerland and Europe. More, The city is the most beautiful city beside the Lake of Geneva and "Mont Blanc" mountains. It is also call "International Geneva" because it also includes the largest national and international companies whcih develop an important banking activities. The city has also many places to visit especially the fountain placed in the middle of the Geneva Lake. More Geneva has luxury brand in front of the beautiful landscape, people can come to do shopping, visit, excursion. The city is the leader of watch industry with implanted International brand. Geneva has dynamic Geneva life area to make the city more pleasant, interactive and intercultural to do activities or share the history. More, the emblematic armorial bearings of Geneva are important of its history of the fifteenth century. Good to be know, speaking languages in Geneva are French, English and German. Geneva is the most international city in Europe thanks to a population coming from all over world. Besides, it is the headquarter of the United Nations. Furthermore Geneva is one of the greenest cities. There are a lot of green areas beside the Lake of Geneva and the chain of mountains, where the “Mont Blanc” is. The city is the leader of watch industry with implanted International brand. Geneva has a dynamic life area that makes the city more pleasant, interactive and intercultural to do activities or share its history.

Sightseeing

The major attraction that Geneva offers is his Lake with his fountain "The Jet d'Eau" but there are others attractions to visit like St Peter's Cathedral, Museums, Parks or Cruise the Geneva Lake.
Visitors want to discover Geneva, many guide tours are available in the city like Private Tours, Guide Walking Tours, Tours by mini-trains, mini-buses. One of the major attractions that Geneva has to offer is its Lake with the famous fountain "Jet d'Eau" which is up to 140 meters high and is the symbol of the city. Besides there are others attractions to visit like St Peter's Cathedral in the Old Town, Museums as Musee des Arts d'Extreme-Orient, where you can find art from Japan and China or the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Art and History. You can also visit CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, one of the world's largest laboratory centres for scientific research.

Night-life

A dynamic city to go out at night passing by Night Clubs (Java Club, Monte Cristo Club...), Pubs & Bars (Cafe Cuba, Demi Lune...), Restaurants. For quiet evening, Geneva offers many festivals or sometimes concerts can be done.Geneva is a dynamic city to go out at night thanks to its nightclubs (Java Club, Cave12, Graviere..), pubs & bars (Cafe Cuba, Demi Lune...), and restaurants. The most popular place for going out at night for students is la rue de l'école de médecine. Contrariwise, for a quiet evening, Geneva offers many festivals and concerts or if you want to take a walk we suggest the Place de l'Ile, the island in the middle of Rhone river.

Shopping

Even if the city is small, there are lots of shops in the City Centre and Mont Blanc street mainly luxury shops with watch (Omega, Swatch, Franck Muller), Swiss chocolate especially "Swiss Army" and "La Chocolaterie Suisse" and malls. Geneva is one the most places to do luxury shopping and this is the competitor of Paris and London. It also have open market if people don't want to buy expensive things in Geneva.Even if the city is small, there are lots of shops in the City Centre and Mont Blanc street mainly luxury shops with watch (Omega, Swatch, Franck Muller), Swiss chocolate especially "Swiss Army" and "La Chocolaterie Suisse" and malls. Since Geneva is famous for luxury shopping you can enjoy it between Rue de Rhône, where you can find prestigious watches, jewels and designer clothes, and Rue de Rive. You can also find an open air market like the flower market on the Place du Molard and the clothes and book market on the Place de la Madeleine that are more affordable.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GTM + 1 Hour

Climate

The city is characterized as a temperate climate. The best time to go to Geneva is between June and September, which people can enjoy skiing on the mountains. Climate in Geneva is around maximal 14.4°C and minimal 5.5°C but there are lots of rainy days.

Public transportation

Geneva has an extensive public transportation network which includes subways, tramways, buses, trolley-buses or cablecars (quite expensive). Generally, people prefers to walk or take bicycles to go to the City Centre. The cheapest tickets is most of the time use by all around 3.50 CHF, there are also day cards or subscriptions. Geneva has an extensive public transportation network which includes subways, tramways, buses, trolley-buses or cable cars. The UNIRESO ticket is valid for bus, tram, boat and local tram and the price is around 10 euros for one day and allows you to move easily throughout the city.


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