Since the United Nations are residing right next to Lake Geneva the city is crawling with diplomats, politicians, lobbyists and journalists throughout the year. With this in mind, speaking English should not be a problem when communicating with the local population, which traditionally speaks French. Tourists are most often drawn into the picturesque Old Town, with its medieval buildings, small alleys and hospitable restaurants. Due to its international vibe Geneva offers a unique culinary diversity second to none. However, the French influence or presence not only in the culinary scene is tangible due to its geographical proximity to the French border.
The old town is dominated by the Cathedral of St. Pierre, near the Auditorium, which dates back to the 12th century. Relax in sight of the the water fountain Jet d'Eau, after visiting the International Red Cross Museum. Before you take your flight back to London you might want to shop for a Swiss watch, a souvenir that will last for a life time.