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Geneva Travel Guide

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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.

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