Geneva is located by Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Jura Mountains and the Alps, only a short distance away from the best ski resorts of Europe. In addition to its magnificent scenery, Geneva is distinguished by its internationality: the European headquarters of the UN, the Red Cross, and the World Health Organization are located in the city, and 40 % of the city's population is foreigners.
Cruise ships take passengers on tours on Lake Geneva all year round. Onboard the ship you'll have a perfect view of the Jet d'Eau fountain which shoots water to a height of 140 metres. In the summer, you can take a swim in the lake from the beach by the Bains des Pâquis spa. The best ambience in restaurants can be found in the mediaeval old town. The beautiful Place du Bourg-de-Four in the vicinity of the magnificent Cathedral of St. Peter is one of many perfect spots to take a rest. The Musée d'Art et d'Histoire museum offers art enthusiasts the chance to see works by Cézanne, Van Gogh and Picasso.