Switzerland, Geneva – The City of Peace Below Europe´s Highest Mountain – VIDEO
Unlike the north of the country, you will mainly hear French in and around Geneva. Even people here look completely different. More relaxed, he can enjoy life. In addition, the city is home to the most international organizations worldwide, making it a truly global city. Even with English you will definitely not have a problem here. This is where the important Geneva Convention was established.
The tour begins at Lake Geneva with an iconic geyser near the promenade. The Rhône, which flows through Lyon and Avignon, into the Mediterranean off the Cote d'Azur, flows from the lake.
The lake reflects the rock massif of Mont Salève and in the distance you notice the snow-capped peak of Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc. By car, you can reach the foot at about an hour's drive. Geneva also serves as a great base for skiers, and other well-known French resorts can also be reached in less than an hour.
But back to Geneva. Its entire center has earned a monument protection and is definitely worth exploring. Stop by at the stately St. Pierre Cathedral, where during the Reformation was a prominent scholar Jan Calvin. Most interesting is her small chapel, which is decorated with beautiful colorful frescoes. Part of the fortifications and dozens of buildings from the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period were preserved in the town.
You can also visit several interesting museums in Geneva. Whether it is the Museum of Art and History or the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, or the Museum of the International Red Cross, which is based in Geneva.
It is true that Geneva is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. But this is given to its unique cosmopolitan atmosphere and the Alps close by which also are worth visiting.
Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš
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