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Lake Geneva

Country
Switzerland
State
Switzerland (General)
City
Lake Geneva
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

Lake Geneva,  known in French as Lac Léman, is one of the largest lakes in western Europe. It lies on the course of the Rhone river on the frontier between France and Switzerland.

Aside from the city and canton of Geneva most destinations in the Lake Geneva region are in either the Swiss canton of Vaud or the French department of Haute Savoie. For its part Vaud is the largest canton in the French speaking part of Switzerland, and the third largest in the country as a whole. The geography is varied, with the Jura mountains in the north, a hilly plain in the center and in the southwest the Alps. The main attractions of the region are the cities and towns surrounding the lake, the opportunities for skiing and hiking in both mountain ranges, and of course the lake itself.



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How to Reach

By air

The only airport in this region is in Geneva (Genève-Cointrin). It is much smaller than the airport in Zürich, but very heavily internationally connected due to the UN's presence in Geneva. You can also easily fly into Zürich and catch an express train south.

By train

The TGV from France and the Cisalpino from Italy stop in Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, and Montreux. From Germany or Austria you will have to change in Basel or Zürich.

Key places to visit
Pure Magic Live combines the lights, Geneva Lake Shore Path , Pedal & Cup


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Places to Visit
Pure Magic Live. Pure Magic Live combines the lights, sounds and excitement of a live concert with the magic, comedy and illusions of award winning magician Scott Brown. The show features grand illusions, intimate close up magic projected on an 8' video screen, Larry (the) Bird performs magic, as well as magic that uses volunteers from the audience to help out.
Geneva Lake Shore Path, The 21-mile Geneva Lake shore path allows hikers to literally walk through the back yards of striking century-old mansions.
Pedal & Cup, Pedal & Cup is 1) a place to rent bikes 2) a café, and 3) a gift shop. We rented bikes last week and had a great time. It is located right in the middle of the eleven-mile long White River Bicycle Trail, just a short drive from Lake Geneva. We opted to ride west towards Elkhorn, but we would like to return some time to ride east to Burlington. The trail is flat and wide, and goes through woods and farmland. My husband said the scenery wasn’t breathtaking, but I said that if it were breathtaking, we would probably be out of breath! There were several spots where we rode through “tree tunnels.” Even on a pleasant Sunday morning, the trail was not crowded.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December

Temperature

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