Lying to the west of Switzerland, the Canton of Geneva is a French-speaking state blessed with stunning natural scenery, and one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. Lake Geneva is the Canton’s crown jewel, with the majestic Alps and Jura mountains serving as a breath-taking backdrop.
French influences are prominent in Geneva, and it’s not hard to see why, as the Canton is surrounded on almost all sides by France. The city of Geneva itself is sleek and stylish and steps up as one of the most expensive metropolises in Europe. Locals are famously cultured, with the city defined by its luxe hotels, fine dining restaurants, luxury jewellers, boutique chocolate shops and of course, an abundance of banks.
Almost all of Geneva’s main roads lead to its capital city, with many others funnelling into France. Geneva International Airport is the main air travel hub, though exploring the Canton Of Geneva by commuter, intercity regional and international railway services is another popular way to get around.
Famously sophisticated, the city of Geneva is home to the headquarters of Europe’s United Nations and the Red Cross. It’s also a global diplomacy hub and the birthplace of the internationally recognised Geneva Conventions that advocate for the humane treatment of civilians, prisoners of war and soldiers during wartime.