Geneva pictures. The Lac Léman (or: the Lake Geneva) is the largest (580 sq km) Alpine lake, lying on the Swiss-French border, flanked by the huge Alps. Besides its stunning location it boasts a mediterranean climate and many atmospheric coastal towns where passing time and enjoying the scenery is wonderful (for this, it is justly called the Swiss Riviera, except for the - fortunate - lack of big tourist hordes). These towns include Lausanne, Montreux (previously home to Freddy Mercury's studio) and the Chateau de Chillon, a medieval waterfront castle.
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Geneva is the the capital of the region and central site of the United Nations, and despite being in the Alps, it has a mediterranean atmosphere, with southern-style architecture, coastal walkways, and windows overlooking the huge lake. In Geneva's port can be found the symbol of the city, Jet d'Eau: a 120m high fountain.