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The western Lake Geneva region

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Geneva Jet d'Eau

The fountain Jet d’Eau, the landmark of the city of Geneva.

Lake Geneva West

The western part of Lake Geneva is dominated by the city of Geneva. This well known city is a frequently used entry point to Switzerland.


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What to expect

The region is situated between the vibrant cities of Geneva and Lausanne, which are both among the larger cities of Switzerland. The north-western shores along this part of the lake are highly populated, with gentle hills.

If you're staying in or near Lausanne, you can enjoy the Lavaux terraces, the lake itself and several smaller towns along its north-western shore. Moreover, you can easily reach the wonderful Jura region and the 'Three Lakes' with towns like Yverdon-les-Bains, Neuchâtel, Bienne (or Biel in German) and Murten.

The surroundings of Geneva are mainly suitable for city trips, boat rides over the lake and visits to the charming French towns along the southern shore. Several more French destinations can be reached from Geneva too, such as Annecy and the Chamonix-Mont Blanc region.

Mountain trips in the immediate vicinity of Geneva are scarce, as the landscape is relatively flat here. If you're looking for more diverse scenery and day trips into the Alps, we recommend to consider the eastern part of Lake Geneva instead.


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