Geneva: many tourist attractions

Why not take a flight to Geneva? The Swiss capital, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), has a population of 191 000 and a giant fountain that rises 140 meters and has become one of the city's symbols.
Old Geneva is also a pleasant pedestrian area with architecture that is typical of 18th century European cities. It is dominated by Saint Peter's protestant cathedral.
You may also shop in the elegant streets in Geneva, the city's specialties are clocks and watches and chocolates!
Other famous tourist attractions in Geneva, are the Reformers Wall, with bas-relief sculptures representing the key figures in the protestant reformation, the Horloge Fleurie, a flower bed that represents a clock, the Brunswick monument which pays tribute to the city's benefactor, and the Nations Palace, the European seat of the United Nations. The city is the seat of at least 22 international organizations and 250 non-governmental organizations. Geneva is also headquarters to the International Red Cross Committee, the World Trade Organization and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Geneva, a city with an international dimension

As you can see, Geneva is a world-class city, the second largest city in Switzerland after Zurich and the first tourist destination in the country with the world's best quality of life. Every year, the city's airport welcomes nearly 14 million passengers. It is located 4 km from the city center which you can reach by train for 3 Swiss francs, by car (in 15 minutes) or by bus (15 minutes).
Switzerland is known for its independent spirit and its neutrality and the country never wished the join the European Union. However, in 2008, it became a member of the Schengen area that includes 26 countries and acts like a single country for travel purposes.
If you take a cheap flight to Geneva, and to Switzerland in general, you will need a passport that is valid during your entire stay. You do not require a visa if you stay in the country for less than 90 days; the 90-day period begins when you enter the Schengen area, no matter which member country.
The currency is the Swiss franc, however businesses accept euros but give change in Swiss francs.

Visit the Geneva region!

Air France offers flights departing from large Canadian airports to Geneva, particularly from Montreal to Geneva or from Toronto to Geneva . Our flights often include one stopover.
Once you have arrived in Geneva, you can take advantage of the location to visit the region. Why not circle around Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) ?
You are also very close to the Alps and large Swiss or French ski resorts. Don't pass up the chance if you travel in winter! In summer, the Geneva region is a wonderful area for day trips!
For example, you can rent a car
to visit the pretty city of Annecy in France, a charming city with canals, its lake and flowered balconies. Also, Geneva is only 90 minutes by car from Lyon , France's third largest city and historical center, famous for its rich heritage and gastronomy.

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