Geneva is Switzerland's third-largest city, but surely the most international: a third of the population is from elsewhere. The city is crowded with museums, has a rich cultural calendar, a plethora of mouth-watering cuisines and is ideally placed for excursions into the Swiss and French Alps.
Basking in the sunshine of its peaceful setting on Lake Geneva's banks, this acclaimed neutral territory displays an obvious self-confidence. It is in pristine condition, clean, efficient and safe, yet spirited in its style and love of adventure.
Facts for the traveller
Off the beaten track