IntroductionGeneva is Switzerland’s most cosmopolitan city, situated in western Switzerland on the southwestern tip of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). The city with only one hundred and eighty thousand inhabitants shares the majority of its borders as well as its language with France, though Italian and Swiss-German (a unique German dialect) also continue to be in use. The river Rhone bisects the city with the rive droite (right bank) on the north side and rive gauche (left bank) on the south side. An array of international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross have located their headquarters in Geneva.
Modern Geneva has also become a major banking center bringing a new diversity and high concentration of international inhabitants as well as wealthy tax exiles to the city! Consequently excellent dining and top class entertainment are in high demand throughout Geneva, combining reliable Swiss efficiency with a dose of French charm, this is delivered in real style. The beautiful views over the River Rhone and over Lac Leman with the green hills in the foreground and a backdrop of spectacular mountains are truly unique.