Geneva ( Switzerland)
A veritable Swiss enclave in French territory, located between the Alps and the Jura, Geneva is a city where water is omnipresent: crossed by two rivers: the Rhone and the Arve it occupies the south-west end of Lake Geneva.
Bordered by quays with plentiful flowered beds, a succession of botanical parks and ancient residences is a fascinating place to stroll.
🔴Le Jet d'eau ( The water jet).
Redeveloped in the 1950s, this curiosity is a bit of a symbol of Geneva. Powerful machinery propels 500 litres of water per second at 140 metres (water speed up to 200 km/h) and a lighting system totaling 9,000 watts provides illumination.
🔴The Flower Clock (L'Horloge Fleurie).
Emblem of the Geneva watchmaking industry the flowered clock located on the edge of the English Garden is both a masterpiece of technique and a wonderful artistic creation continuously renewed since its dial is realized with more 6000 flowering plants variable according to the seasons. Its seconds hand is the largest in the world (over 2.5 meters long).
🔴Saint Peter's Cathedral ( La Cathédrale Saint-Pierre).
For the bravest: climb the hundred and fifty-seven steps to reach the top of the north tower to admire the splendid panorama of the city and the lake.
🔴The Palais des Nations.
The largest United Nations centre after New York, the Palace of Nations became the United Nations palace in 1946 after the dissolution of the League of Nations. Of an impressive surface it houses many collections of works of art.
Official Site Tourism City of Geneva : 🌐www.geneve.com