Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva
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A scenic mountain lake situated alongside the city of Geneva, it empties into the Rhone River.
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,783 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cruise
    While we were in Montreux, we decided to take a cruise on Lake Geneva. It was a hot day but we had tickets that allowed us to sit up top in the front of the outside area. Wonderful views as we took our circular route around the various stopping points. Peaceful and relaxing.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Emily H
    Sandhurst, United Kingdom205 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful lake
    Lake Geneva is vast in size and stunning in beauty. With the shores in the city of Geneva then spreading out to more rural areas, the lake is certainly worth exploring via boat and from the shore. The yellow boats provide an excellent 'water-bus' service between the different sides of the lake and there are many other boats that provide excursions as well as transport to other towns on the lakeside. There are fantastic views from the lake and, of course, the jet d'Eau is well worth seeing. The lake is fairly unavoidable when visiting Geneva anyway but it is well worth spending some time enjoying this natural attraction.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Ruthba A
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Lake
    The views were phenomenal. You have the lake which has beautiful clear water. The jet d’Eau can be seen from every part of the lake it is so high (140m) We did the mini train tour around the lake which was worth it . Took around half an hour but saved us walking and the tour was explained in French and English. It went past so many of the sites we wanted to see anyways. Kids really enjoyed it too. Standing at the lake you must turn away from the lake and take in the views of all the surrounding mountains. It feels like you’re in the centre of a valley and the mountains are all around you.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Anna
    Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have a great time
    Have a great time. We saw Lake Geneva from different angles and visited the park around the lake. Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch! What a wonderful way to spend a sunny day on Lake Geneva!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Kamal P
    Byron Bay, Australia8,068 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake of astonishing beauty
    Lake Geneva on Montreux was mind blowing. The massive lake with its calm water and grand background with rolling land made a picturesque sight. Montreux promenade with manmade features and eye-catching landscape was very attractive. A walk along the promenade was so soothing and relaxing. Most importantly the air was so fresh and exhilarating. The 19th century peddle steamers added extra attraction with their vintage appearance taking us back in time. All the large lakes make magnificent pictures but Lake Geneva stretching to Montreux was extraordinarily beautiful.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 April 2024
  • bcheong
    Shanghai, China46,583 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake geneva or leman
    Famous lake of course and in english, predominantly known as such. In french it’s lake leman. It’s split 60% swiss territory and 40% french. Do they draw an imaginary line, or divide with fishing nets, who knows. Pretty clean lake, you can see the fish from the shore
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 May 2024
  • Allison K
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lake Geneva is as beautiful as they say!
    We took a ferry that was one hour from Geneva to Mont Blanc and back. The water is gorgeous, clean and so clear. It's fun seeing all of the French and Swiss towns along the lake and mountains in the background. It was a really relaxing and peaceful experience.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 May 2024
  • Soumya Nayak
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates672 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Landscape
    Lake Geneva is quite vast & we can view it from different locations. We saw it from near the Olympic Museum. The area has a row of trees with benches to relax. It's a perfect setting for a quiet evening during pleasant weather. Later we also viewed it from the Lavaux Gardens. The lake is equally beautiful from every location though.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 June 2024
  • sandhukps
    New Delhi, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking beauty at Lake Geneva
    Fantastic place to visit with sights all around it. The water jet firing 180 m up in the air, a pier with hundreds of boats, the famed flower clock, all are here and if one is a bit fit, then one can walk around the lake to see the various sights. Beautiful sights and lots of ducks, and other birds floating around the lake. Must visit if you are in Geneva
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 July 2024
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Steve Wilson
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Went on the 2 hour Lake Geneva Grand Tour cruise and paid extra for what we were told would be drinks and snacks. When onboard I was given the only option of wine tasting (which was fine) but no snacks. Somebody else later was offered food but no drinks with the same ticket.

There were 2 staff running the bar. The young lady did her very best to avoid serving anyone even when a queue formed and when the other staff member left the bar to collect food from downstairs and deliver it to people.

Our cruise was the one prior to a 4 hour evening cruise and the young lady was more interested in making sure the glasses and cutlery were clean for that trip than serve the customers stood in front of her.

I probably spent over 30 minutes of a two hour trip queuing with my back to the scenery.

The cruise was OK...just don't bother paying extra
Written 27 June 2022
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Nutty1966
Redcar, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Booked the trip around the lake which took about hour, wrap up warm it's chilly. We stayed inside but you can sit up on the deck, better in the summer I guess. Drinks and toilets available on board
Written 22 March 2022
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Maulin Parekh
Mumbai, India1,777 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Jun 20: While walking to the Olympic museum from the station, one can spend time looking at the beautiful Lake Geneva. The lake is huge and the largest lake spanning from Geneva in the west to Montreaux in the east. Since Geneva was not on our travel list, we took in the views from Loussane. The lake is so peaceful and calm with the amazing mountains in the background and the calim blue water in the foreground.
Written 31 May 2020
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We stayed at a hotel near Lake Geneva and my hotel's balcony actually overlooks the lake. It was beautiful to stroll along the lake. Fun fact - this lake is shared between Switzerland and France.
Written 14 May 2020
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NAQ8
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Any visitor to Geneva must stop and take a good time to enjoy the magnificent lake . A river taxi can be hired to cross this historical monument( Ticket both available by the boats)
Of course Geneva fountain can be seen from everywhere . A welcoming city to be visited. Recommend . NK
Written 11 January 2020
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Damicro
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
The path is good for walks and running and the view is good .
You can take free boats (if you stay in a hotel you get a pass for transportation ) or buy at the dock .
The path has maps and information stands , cafes and different local activites .
Written 20 January 2020
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LeslieG_8
Tennessee314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Spent two days here as part of a tour. When weather is good it is a great place to walk around the lake or take a boat ride on the lake. Lots of restaurants and cafes and high end shops.
Written 26 September 2021
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Maria Camila G
Madrid, Spain53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Have a rest in front of the lake, contemplate the whole landscape... enjoy the Alpes views and eat a bar of Swiss chocolate. Couldn’t be any happier? During the winter is as wet as it’s supposed to,l but the sunset is spectacular. Children enjoy the small beach, the park and playing with goose. However, the bar is as busy as a bee.
Written 24 February 2020
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Ezajo
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
We love the lake Geneva for the diversity of sports, beaches, promenades, boat trips it offers and its beauty. The playgrounds and the restaurants, the merry-go round and seasonally the Luna parks makes it a great hit with families. You have two little tourist trains going around on both sides, we take it many times. And I recommend to do the 1-hour boat trip. Also visit the Botanic Garden, the Jet d eau and if you want to you can rent boats, watercycles, do stand up paddling or learn how to sail.
Written 30 January 2022
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Hooray H
London, UK2,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Playground of the rich; even more so now with this ridiculous exchange rate.
It really is beautiful & being on the lake is a must.
The Bavettes are a great way to explore the lake in Geneva otherwise there are the lovely old paddle boats.
The local government was allowing free rides this summer if you were staying in a Hotel! What a bargain.
Written 12 December 2020
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