Lake Geneva, Geneva

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Address: Lake Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Lake Geneva is the perfect way to be in the midst of Nature while in the city. The Lake pours itself into the Rhone river and is a very beautiful spot to see. A quiet evening sitting by the lake is sure to be both relaxing and energising. If you are the active types you can try activities like boating, paddling, fishing and the likes. It is also a great idea to just take a picnic with family or friends to this lovely place.

You will also be able to enjoy hiking and light trekking in the area surrounding the lake. Hiring a bicycle to travel around it is also a great idea. A visit is sure to take you into the heart of Nature with the lovely water and the greenery that surrounds it. It is certainly a must visit for families.

Lake Geneva Information

  • Interestingly, there are quite a few restaurants around the area and the nightlife is very lively. 

How To reach Lake Geneva by Public Transport

  • La Gottaz by BUS

Restaurants Near Lake Geneva

  • Restaurant du Club Nautique
  • Le Debarcadere
  • Restaurant Metropolis

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  • Wonderful lake with a clean nice small park and swans .If you are in Geneva ,never miss this Take a walk up to lake

  • Wonderful place, an example of how pollution can be controlled. Historic and Mythical place. In the late 1960s, pollution made it dangerous to swim at some beaches of the lake; indeed, visibility under water was near zero. By the 1980s, intense environmental pollution had almost wiped out all the fish. Today, pollution levels have been dramatically cut back, and it is again considered safe to swim in the lake. Major leisure activities practiced include sailing, wind surfing, boating, rowing, scuba diving and bathing. On a scientific footnote, in 1827, Lake Geneva was the site for the first measurement of the speed of sound in (fresh) water. French mathematician Jacques Charles François Sturm and Swiss Physicist Daniel Collodon used two moored boats, separated by a measured distance, as the transmit and receive platforms for the sounds of exploding gunpowder. The loud airborne sound coupled into the lake, establishing a loud underwater sound that could be measured at a distance. The flash of the exploding gunpowder provided the visual starting cue for the timepiece, and the underwater explosion sound striking a bell provided the finish cue. The lake is rich in wildlife, especially birds: both the common buzzard and the red kite breed here in considerable numbers. A boat trip is a must.

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  • Take a boat trip. It's CHF 3 and the ticket is valid for one hour so you can try the several routs offered. The view to the Jet D'eau it's great as also to the Geneva town. Enjoy your trip :-)

  • One of the most beautiful regions of Switzerland.

  • My trip was60 years ago and I loved it never had the chance to go back. I was a school girl that stayed in vevey my trip was incredible what a Beautiful beautiful place. Geraldine Curran née Kirkby.

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