Lac Leman (as known to the locals) or Lake Geneva is the largest body of water in both Switzerland and Central Europe.
60% of the lake is governed by Switzerland while the rest of it is governed by France. With its mildest climate and spectacular nature, it will offer you a peaceful getaway from all the turmoil of the city. This is the place that you should definitively explore.
Almost any point along the shore and the magnificent Alps around it guarantee you a jaw-dropping scenery. You can either choose to enjoy your free time in Geneva or Lausanne, two largest lakeside cities or just breathe in the beauty around you.
Montreaux and the famous Chateau de Chillon must be on your agenda when you visit this place, and I assure you that you won’t be able to stop admiring this stunning castle. The vineyards of the Lavaux region, which spread in terraces up the steep hillsides of the Lavaux area, are nothing less than magnificent. This place is considered a site of universal value and is now listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme.
In spring or summer when the weather is nice you can choose one of the boat tours on the lake and explore the lake from totally different perspective. There are many boats available at that time; paddle steamer ships are especially interesting to the kids.
A nice drive through the mountains will offer you a breathtaking panorama of Mont Blanc, and the cable car rides above the snow-capped Swiss Alps’ peaks in the renowned village of Gstaad will complete your sightseeing list and make your stay in Geneva unforgettable.