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Lake Geneva

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Address: Geneva, Switzerland
Phone Number: 18-00-21-00
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A scenic mountain lake situated alongside the city of Geneva, it empties...

A scenic mountain lake situated alongside the city of Geneva, it empties into the Rhone River.

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Large lake

It's a large lake. In the middle of Geneva. Water is crystal clear. Also very cold in the winter. You see some avian life in the lake but strangely no fishing boats. Great place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a large lake. In the middle of Geneva. Water is crystal clear. Also very cold in the winter. You see some avian life in the lake but strangely no fishing boats. Great place to walk around and have a picnic in the summertime in the shade of the big trees on the side of the water.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is where the activities are. The lake is close to public transportation and other attractions. A must see if you are visiting Geneva.

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Prevessin Moens, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I live just across the border, in France. Whenever I have to drive into the Canton of Geneva, I make sure I pass by Bellevue, which, as you leave the village, in the direction of Lausanne, has the most magnificent view of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman). Continuing for a few hundred yards on this road, route de Suisse, for... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best part in this city, where people are focussed on business. Apparently no one owns Geneva and possibly not even Swiss. If you are around, do visit the lake, enjoy good meal at one of those restaurant s. Just be cautious that there are many pick pockets in this area and be careful for your belongings.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Geneva is a huge expanse of water and when you have the alps behind it (great view from montreux) it really is a spectacle to behold. Stunning!

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Campina, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lake is under the jurisdiction of two countries : France and Switzerland. You can make yachting, swimming and other nauthical sports.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

breathtaking is the word.. I guess you could use any words,. really gorgeous.. this is what Geneva is all about, unless your exploring further into the alps.. though the perfect relaxing place, plenty bars and hotels within walking distance..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend a boat ride across the lake. Great way to see the views and enjoy the peace and quiet!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing lake that's breathtaking and huge. Supremely clear water and very cold of course. Join the Swiss and hop in for a dip and go back to the sauna. Such a lovely city. Great views from every angle!

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The lake is such an amazing place to visit when in Geneva.The fountain is grand and the ducks and swans on the banks give you a mesmerizing experience.

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