Cheap flights to Geneva
With an old town ripe for exploring, full of winding cobblestone streets, gothic cathedrals and ancient city walls, Geneva has the historic charm that you would expect from any Swiss city. And being at the foot of the Alps, it also has a natural beauty that is hard to beat. Think lakeside promenades, parks and cafes complete with snow-capped mountains and you get the picture. But don’t go thinking this city is all history and no buzz. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more cosmopolitan place in Europe.
Geneva is home to international organisations such as the Red Cross and United Nations, to name a few, and is a modern city full of upmarket restaurants and hotels, with a nightlife that is more pumping than you’d expect. Rooftop cocktail bars, lakeside terraces, live music haunts and techno blaring dance clubs are all here catering to Geneva’s diverse population
From fresh fish and Italian antipasti to crusty artisan breads and Lebanese sweet treats, the Halle de Rive (29 Boulevard Helvetique) food hall is paradise for hungry locals and tourists alike.
Palais des Nations - This tour of the United Nation's Office at Geneva is an all-encompassing insight into world diplomacy, taking visitors to the impressive Assembly Hall, the historic Council Chamber and a monument commemorating the conquest of outer space. Photo ID required (8-14 Avenue de la Paix, www.unog.ch).
Choulex is a piece of pastoral paradise only 20 minutes from central Geneva by bus. Higgledy piggledy houses line the cobbled streets, which then give way to open countryside with far-reaching views of the Jura mountains.
Overlooking the lake from its elevated perch and surrounded by vineyards, the pretty wine-producing village of Tartegnin is famous for its fruity whites. Keep your eyes peeled for impromptu wine-tasting events while wandering around the narrow streets.