Getting Oriented

Advertisement

Getting Oriented

Well-groomed and graceful, crowned with a cathedral and draped around the southwestern tip of Lac LĂ©man (also called Lake Geneva), Geneva is a postcard waiting to happen. Headquarters of the 16th-century Calvinist Reformation and an independent crossroads of people and trade from the beginning, the Vieille Ville harbors three millennia of history; today the city of Geneva also hosts the United Nations and the 282-square-km (109-square-mile) canton, or state, of Geneva shares most of its borders with France.

More Travel Tips

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Switzerland

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn French Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Learn More
Travel Deals