What to see at the The Geneva
Geneva is the most populous city of the French speaking part of Switzerland. Geneva framed by the Alps behind and the Lake Geneva (also named Lake Leman) is a wealthy city with a high quality of life. Famous for its banks, jewelry and luxury hotels the city has an interesting old town and offers cultural approach with its numerous museums: museum of the Red Cross, museum of arts and history, museum of Haute Horlogerie. The city has no less than 40 public and private museums!
Symbol of the city
The famous symbol of the city is the Jet d’Eau (Water Jet) and its 140 meters in the middle of the lake. The Jet d’Eau provides 500 litres of water per second. It was at the origins a security valve for a factory on the edge of the lake. But the Jet d’Eau was an entertainment for people and in 1891, for the 600th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation the Jet d’Eau was moved nearby the pier of the Eaux-Vives district. Nearby the Jet d’Eau, is the “English Garden”with its 19th century kiosks and fountain. This garden is considered as the most animated garden of the city and is the site of the Summer celebrations in Geneva.
Plus: Alpine Gardens, St Peter’s Cathedral, Calvin Auditory, Geneva’s museums and Geneva festivals