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Jet d'Eau

Jet d'Eau is the celebrated symbol of Geneva. It's a jet that sprays 8,000 gallons of water per minute, 500 feet in the air.

1207 Geneva, Switzerland

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Rue du Rhône Shopping

Geneva is a wealthy city, and it stands to reason it has fabulous shopping. Rue du Rhône is filled with the world's most luxurious brands. Of course, the No. 1 luxury item to get there is a Swiss watch. In fact, Geneva is known as Watch City.

Rue du Rhône, Geneva, Switzerland

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Flea market

The prices in Geneva are so high that even the flea market is expensive, but you'll find a great collection of bric-a-brac to browse. The city flea market is held in the morning on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

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Old Town

This neighborhood features galleries, interior design stores, antique shops and restaurants. Crowning Old Town is the Cathedral of Saint Pierre, which was the adopted home church of John Calvin, earning the city the nickname Protestant Rome.

1204 Geneva, Switzerland

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CERN

Visitors can take a free 3-hour guided tour of the headquarters of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN boasts the world's largest underground scientific facility, a 17-mile tunnel that runs through France and Switzerland.

CERN CH-1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland

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Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman, wraps around Geneva like a horseshoe. On the left side of the lake, you'll find excellent shopping streets and the steep hill into Old Town. On the right, you'll find the city's well-known hotels along the lake front.

Lake Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Sleep

Hotel D'Angleterre

Since 1891, Hotel D'Angleterre has been one of Europe's finest hotels. The rooms are exquisitely and individually decorated, and on a clear day, offer a perfect view of the lake and Mont Blanc. It's absolutely exquisite, but also quite expensive.

Quai du Mont-Blanc 17, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Eat

Chez Ma Cuisine

6 pl. du Bourg-de-Four, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Eat

Cafe Art's

Café Art's is a great place to stop for a drink before dinner in the Paquis. The café has art exhibitions, and local artists are regular customers there.

Rue des Pâquis 17, Geneva, Switzerland

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Les Diablerets

A gorgeous 2-hour drive along Lake Geneva is up a winding mountain road to Les Diablerets, or little demons. It doesn't get more Swiss than this family resort, which offers winter sports from skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding.

Les Diablerets, Ormont-Dessus, Switzerland