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A scenic mountain lake situated alongside the city of Geneva, it empties into the Rhone River.
Geneva, Switzerland
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All reviews clear water boat ride steamers jet d'eau beautiful scenery lac leman both sides sunny day enjoy the view nice walk water fountain old town flower clock boats cruise shore nyon
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Reviewed yesterday

The lake is great. It has clear waters with swans swimming in the water. There is a lot of space to walk around the lake, and I also took the boat to get across the lake. Overall, it's great for a walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SujaR85
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the area on a very cold day there is nothing special to see and the weather not really for sight seeing No facilities to accommodate the weather

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shastaravidiya
Reviewed 2 days ago

On the lake in Geneva region, you can travel on public transport boats and you can use public transport tickets, which provide some hotels.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JohannaEU
Reviewed 4 days ago

The lake and old city of Geneva well worth the visit and time. The fountain in the lake is spectacular and gives the city its landmark. But the fountain is not on all the time, on our visit just for 45 minutes in the morning....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Retired_Traveler_7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No words! Just whatch! The swans, pure watter of lake, light towers, old structures on both side of the lake.. You will need morecthan one day to see it all... do not miss the sunset!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arbendaka
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We got the bus down from our hotel Ramada encore Geneve tomorrow the center and had a lovely walk through the city to lake Geneva we walked along the banks and along the causeway right upto jet d eau as near as you can get.Thisvis...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnlolly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Use the Mouette bus/boat ride to cross from the left to the right bank of Geneva. It’s quick and fun, great views of the city. Feels like a summer holiday! Schedule attached

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed seeing the Jet de l'eau. This lake is perhaps the cleanest lake I have seen in Europe and with a mountain back drop , very beautiful. Due to its location the city centre is only moments away, making it very accessible.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in early December and the weather was cool and sunny. It was a nice walk along the waterway and there were many seagulls, swans and ducks. The water is clean and clear and whole place is beautiful and scenic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank goh_ginny
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely lake with surrounding views of mountains.lovely walk on a sunny day and here you can also go on a trip with a ferry or have lunch .

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 10, 2018|
Response from AL-WREIKAT | Reviewed this property |
CFF - Gare Cornavin
November 2, 2018|
Response from mariabru98 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I dont actually know, I had a car when I was over so we just drove everywhere! Sorry
October 9, 2018|
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Response from NellieRaffa | Reviewed this property |
The lake is beautiful to walk, old town and most of the small shops are good in old town, Christmas market is nice in Annecy, Bain de Paquis is nice to visit have a drink if the weather is not cold