COSMOPOLITAN GENEVA, ON THE SHORES OF EUROPE’S LARGEST LAKE, IS A CULTURAL CROSSROADS FOR LEISURE AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.

Switzerland’s third largest city, Geneva combines a rich history with a technological pedigree. Here, medieval streets lead the way past grand 18th century palaces and thoroughly modern institutions. Home to legendary watchmaking brands and international organizations such as the United Nations, this time-honored locale celebrates innovation while honoring the past.

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ARIANA MUSEUM
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Devoted to kilncraft, an exhaustive collection spanning seven centuries of pottery, porcelain, stoneware, glass and fine china explores Eastern and Western civilizations through ceramics. Founded by Gustave Revilliod, the museum named in honor of his mother is housed in a grand neo-Renaissance palace that’s equally impressive as the collection itself.

BOAT CRUISE ON LAKE GENEVA
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Set sail with a knowledgeable guide for a floating tour of the city. Glide past the iconic Jet d’Eau pencil fountain as it spits its sky-plume of water, the art deco United Nations Office at Geneva building and the French-style chateau Bellerive Castle.

CERN
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Tackle the mysteries of the universe at this high-tech laboratory where the world’s leading scientists are making breakthrough discoveries. Guided tours of the massive orb-shaped center designed to mimic a planet, follow themed itineraries that include visits to the Accelerator Complex, the Control Centre, and the Solar Axion Telescope.

DIVONNE SUNDAY MARKET
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Cobbled lanes trimmed with petite French-style homes are the charming backdrop for the Sunday market in the French-speaking Swiss spa town of Divonne-les-Baines, in the foothills of the Jura Mountains. Head out early to the morning market and piece together a breakfast from the tempting vendors selling fresh-baked breads, small-batch cheeses, cured meats and fresh produce.

MUSEUM OF THE REFORMATION
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The gracious rooms of the 1772 Maison Mallet with handsome herringbone-pattern floor and elegant chandeliers, reveals the the history of the Reformation through caricatures, rare bibles and portraits of Calvin and Rousseau. The serene Music Room, set with historic wooden church pews, offers a place to spend a peaceful moment listening to the psalms, hymns, and chorales of this monumental movement.

OLD CITY OF GENEVA
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At the heart of multicultural, cutting-edge Geneva is an old city of winding alleys and quiet medieval squares lined with elegant shuttered houses. Slow down the pace and spend time exploring the distinctive antique stores along the Grand Rue, Rue de Perron, and Rue de la Fontaine full of treasures such as 18th-century prints and leather-bound volumes of English literature.

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ST PETER'S CATHEDRAL

Climb up the towers of the Gothic St. Peter’s Cathedral for sweeping views of the city below.

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