Switzerland is definitely among Europe’s most desired tourist destinations. And Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in French) is one of the jewels in the Swiss crown. If it wasn’t for the high prices of pretty much everything, I am sure that Lake Geneva will be even more popular among travel enthusiasts. It certainly has a lot to offer.
Geneva is a beautiful city that feels a lot like France. Naturally, people speak more French there than any other language. The cuisine is exquisite and the services are as punctual as one can expect in Switzerland. And the lake…Oh, the lake! It is magnificent. It actually feels as if you are at the seaside.
We have spent three marvelous days using Geneva as a base and making day trips to Lausanne, Montreux, and Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle). One can buy daily tickets for the train network and travel freely without trying to keep up to a certain time slot in order to catch a particular train. What we found also pleasant was walking around the lake from Château de Chillon to Montreux. But be sure to have put some sun cream and a hat before you do so. I learned it from experience… Lausanne is also a very interesting city that will require at last a few hours for you to walk around and visit the churches, the castle and then go down to the lake where the Olympics museum is.
A curious fact for us was seeing Sofia being marked in the wall mosaic map in Geneva’s central station with the Muslim Banya Bashi mosque, rather than the more popular Christian Alexander Nevski cathedral we have seen being used in other wall maps.
Although the sun was very strong, I believe I managed to capture a couple of photos that will make you consider visiting Geneva and Lac Léman.
Enjoy and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments section below!
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