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Lake Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Wine tasting, Walking
Description: A scenic mountain lake situated alongside the city of Geneva, it empties into the Rhone River.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Tyneside
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Based in France we just spent a day in Geneva which we were really looking forward to. Came away felling that one day was more than enough to see everything it had to offer as it's relatively small and easy to get round on foot. Making the most of very little probably sums up the Swiss attitude to tourists. The... More

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lake Geneva was more stunning than I was expecting it to be. You can see the alps in the background and the water is beautiful and clear. It's lined with little places to eat and drink and has a small sandy beach. Geneva is the perfect weekend break as it's so compact and easy to walk around in a day... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

From all over town you view the lake, there is a tremendous fountain in the middle of the lake that draws your attention. We could watch the fountain from our hotel and it is lit up at night. The boat ride on the lake was pretty cool because they showed you a lot of homes and told a lot about... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just the perfect stroll, lots of spots available for a break, a coffee or else. The atmosphere around the lake is particular, with light changing throughout the day. It gives a new dimension to the city, offering an escape from daily life.

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kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were there when there was a awesome firework display at night at Lake Geneva. It was a 1.5 hour long extravaganza, with the whole lakeside being packed with people, enjoying themselves with food, wine and in the mood to party. Probably one of our most fav nights in Switzerland.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great fountain and skyline. Best view of the city.Loved the boat ride across the lake with all the buildings and great view of the swiss alps.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful places Ive ever been. Truly peaceful and inspiring. I roamed around this lake for days and was at peace. I look forward to returning in the near future.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you're in Geneva, you HAVE to go see Lake Geneva. It is a beutiful place just in the middle of the city. I went joggind around it and I really enjoyed it. Nothing negative to say about this amazing part of the world.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The boat ride on Lake Geneva is pretty nice. The castles and chateaus by the lake make good viewing and also knowing the history of all these places. The festivities in summer are also fabulous especially meeting new people from all walks of life the dancing and music. On the Swiss national day in august there is great fireworks at... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Geneva has it's breathtaking lake, but that's all there is to it. It was one of the quietest places we visited in Europe. The streets were so quiet it seemed like zombie-town. If you want action you need to go out of town to the mountains.

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