Geneva is as beautiful of a city as it is tranquil. Known for its watchmaking worldwide, there are various museums own and operated by various brands throughout the city, in addition to the famous shores of Lake Geneva.
The Jet d'Eau (left) is large vertical water fountain at the point of intersection between Lake Geneva and the Rhône, and at its tallest can reach a height of 140 meters (460ft).
The Pont du Mont-Blanc (Mont Blanc Bridge) traverses the lake and connects two sides of the city. Its lined with alternating flags of Geneva and Switzerland, which are sometimes substituted for alternative flags during important events or festivals.
A view from the other side of Geneva.
This small island to the right of Pont de Mont-Blanc is known as Île Rousseau, named after the famed philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. His works including the Discourse on Inequality and The Social Contract have been integral in the formation of modern political thought as we understand it today. (There's also ice-cream on the island).
A panorama of the Geneva skyline.
The nearby town of Montreux is just a short train-ride away from Geneva. Also situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, the serene town is a favorite among many visitors. With its rolling slopes and lush greenery, Montreux combines typical Swiss charm with great dining, shopping, and sightseeing options.
Gruyères is a picturesque medieval town located a train-ride away from Geneva. It is named, as you guessed, after the cheese that it produces.
The ancient town is located on a small mountaintop, a slight climb to reach.
The view, however, is definitely worth a hike.