Suburbs of Geneva
Swiss Geneva is the second largest city in the country, stretching on the shores of the lake of the same name. It has been repeatedly called the best city for life in both hemispheres, and more than 900 thousand people consider the center and suburbs of Geneva to be their home. Eight historic districts are located on both banks of the Rhone, which leaves here from Lake Geneva.
Nice suburb of Geneva Nyon was founded by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. and archaeological finds dating back to those distant times can be seen in the local Roman Museum. Another interesting attraction of this city is the White Castle, which belonged to the Vaad branch of the Savoy dynasty. The ancient county family had many magnificent residences in various cities of the Old World, and Nyon Castle is one of them. Today, the ancient building offers its visitors a unique collection of porcelain..
The Museum of Lake Geneva is no less popular in Nyon. It exhibits models of ships that plowed the waters of the lake in different eras. The decoration of the exposition is a collection of paintings depicting the surrounding landscapes.
Nyon hosts an annual documentary film festival in the spring and the Paleo musical festival in the midsummer. Football fans know that this suburb of Geneva is home to the headquarters of UEFA and the European Clubs Association.
Admire Mont Blanc
Once in Geneva, you can go on an excursion to the neighboring department of France. The town of Annecy in the Haute-Savoy is famous for its magnificent views of Mont Blanc - the highest peak in Europe. Fans of architectural landmarks will appreciate the medieval buildings in Annecy:
- The castle, erected in the XII century on the site of an ancient fortress. The former residence of the Counts of Geneva, today it displays museum exhibitions of historical properties in its halls..
- Island Palace on the Thiu Canal, built in 1132. Significant historical monument, the palace today serves as a city museum.
- St. Peter's Church was built in the 16th century in the late Gothic style.
Mineral water "Evian" was met on store shelves for everyone. Her homeland is the small French town of Evian-les-Bains on the southern shore of Lake Geneva, known as a balneological resort. From Geneva, it is easy to get here by train, and the main attractions of Evian-les-Bains can be walked around in a few hours. Of greatest interest for the traveler are the Lmier Palace, the Baths of Evian and the old funicular, which takes everyone from the embankment to the Royal Hotel..