It may be in Switzerland but this beautiful city is French speaking and home to an impressive blend of international influences. Historic buildings and gardens sit alongside luxurious, contemporary resorts in a town packed with notable landmarks, from the dramatic Jet d’Eau – a fountain that sends water 140 metres into the air – to the awe-inspiring Palais des Nations. Geneva is home to the Red Cross and the European seat of the UN, giving it a truly global flavour. Take a stroll into the Old Town to immerse yourself in a thriving café culture and be sure to visit historical buildings like St Peter’s Cathedral and Chapel of the Maccabees. This is also a fantastic neighbourhood for finding traditional restaurants, and ducking into elegant shops. Another highlight is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, a delightful square that has been at the centre of the town since the 9th century. Surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains and perfectly placed for views of Mont Blanc, Geneva certainly isn’t short on natural beauty. Book a boat trip across Lake Geneva and enjoy the scenery from the bow of the ship, or relax in hotels and resorts surrounded by a lush, four-acre park on the banks of Lake Geneva, where you can indulge in spa treatments and fine dining.