One of the most striking features of the Geneva skyline is a fountain that rises 140 m into the air from Lake Geneva. It is called the Jet d’Eau and is a symbol of the city’s pride in its unique international status.
Geneva is home to many international institutions and has an extremely cosmopolitan feel, with excellent shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. But part of the city’s charm is that it also manages to retain an identity all of its own. It is a pleasure to explore the narrow streets of the charming old town district, where you will find the imposing Gothic cathedral. John Calvin himself preached in this building during the Reformation.