With views of snowy Alpine peaks and glittering Lac Léman, Geneva has some of the most attractive scenery in Europe. But the city doesn’t fall far behind. If you’re travelling here in winter you’ll want to indulge in fromage-y fare such as raclette and fondue, but the cosmopolitan city has as many Michelin-starred restaurants as it does Swiss lodges.
Tucked into a quiet back street of Geneva’s Latin Quarter, La Cour des Augustins is an urban hideaway in an utterly stunning city. The building has a beautiful 19th century facade, allowing it to blend with ease into its surroundings.
From farmers’ pastime to a national phenomenon capturing the imagination of a country, schwingen is the greatest sport you don’t know about.
When actress Julie Andrews moved to Gstaad in the 1960s, she insisted on decorating its chalets with 1,000 lights.
Although often better known for its diplomats and bankers, Geneva’s art district, Quartier des Bains, is putting the city on the map as an essential destination for international artists and collectors.
Carouge today is a suburb of Geneva, but it was once a rival to its wealthy Swiss neighbour.
Once an open pasture for grazing cattle and part of the town of Petit-Saconnex, Pâquis is now one of Geneva’s foremost bohemian and eclectic neighbourhoods.