Car Hire Geneva – The City
Geneva is situated in the west of
Switzerland, close to the border with
and is the country’s third largest city. Renowned as a city of culture, Geneva is
home to more than 40 museums, including the International Red Cross Museum, the
International Automobile Museum, and the Voltaire Institute and Museum.
Geneva’s most famous landmark is the Jet d’Eau, a huge water fountain situated on
the Quai du Général-Guisan. The water is propelled to a height of 140m and the column
of the fountain is illuminated at night. The city is also known for being the home
of the Palais des Nations (the headquarters of the United Nations) and for its tradition
of clock-making - don’t miss the Flower Clock in the English Garden, or the Malbuisson
Clock with its mechanical figures.
As you’d expect, Geneva’s shops include some excellent jewelers and you can also
treat yourself with some Swiss chocolate from one of the city’s chocolatiers. The
city has some excellent restaurants, including some which have gained Michelin stars,
and you’ll find plenty to do at night, with many clubs, bars and cinemas to choose
Car Hire Geneva - Attractions in the Geneva Area
Although Geneva is packed with attractions, using a rental car will enable you to
get out and about in order to see what Switzerland has to offer. You could drive
to the city of Lausanne, for example, to visit The Olympic Museum and explore the
medieval Old Town area, or use your rental car to get to the Chambésy Conservatory
and Botanical Gardens, where you can see more than 16,000 different plants.
Geneva’s proximity to the French border means that you can use a hire car to visit
two countries in one holiday. You could spend a few days at one of the ski resorts
in France’s Grand Massif Ski area, or use your rental car to get to the city of
Lyon, which is only about one hour and forty minutes’ drive from Geneva.
You could also use your hire car to visit Lucerne, Switzerland’s “city of lights”,
where you can take a steam-boat trip on Lake Lucerne and see historic buildings
such as the 14th century Water Tower and the 17th century Cathedral.
Car Hire Geneva - Low Cost Car Rental with easyCar
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