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
More of a museum than a shop, Patek Philippe (41 Rue du Rhone) is arranged over two floors with an awe-inspiring atrium and an opulent area for trying on the exquisite watches.
On 14-16 June, the annual Bol d'Or Mirabaud sailing race whizzes around the perimeter of Lake Geneva, leaving thousands of glamorous spectators in its wake.
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.
Annecy is a historical goldmine, famed for its imposing "old prison", or "island palace", which dates back to the 12th century. For long lunches in the sun, Lake Annecy and the Alps provide a stunning backdrop.