Geneva and the Swiss Riviera

Geneva sits at the base of Switzerland, not far from the French and Italian borders, and the influence of its neighbors can be seen in everything from the architecture to the food. With an expansive lake as its focal point and a mountainous backdrop, parts of Geneva can be quite relaxing and tranquil. Its downtown, on the other hand, is a primarily a business and shopping center, creating a faster paced atmosphere. Geneva is a great city to visit for a day or to and use as either a jumping off point for the Swiss Riviera or a stop between Switzerland and its neighbors.