Dominated by Lake Geneva, South-West Switzerland is an attractive region to explore. This is where you go to if you like South-European style pretty towns, vineyards and sunny boulevards.
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West and east
The huge Lake Geneva is the most prominent feature of this area. The densely populated western part of the lake is dominated by the lively city of Geneva. From here, visitors can explore the lake area and make trips further south, for example to the Chamonix-Mont Blanc area in France.
The Alps begin near the eastern part of the lake, so most tourists consider that the most attractive area to visit. Vibrant lakeshore cities like Lausanne and Montreux are a great base to explore the lake area and its surroundings. The hills and mountains allow for day trips to viewing points with wonderful lake views. There's easy access to culturally interesting regions in the north-east, such as the famous medieval town of Gruyères. The hills and forests of the regional park Gruyère-Pays d'Enhaut are attractive as well.
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Lakeside cosmopolitan city, base of the UN and CERN.
Enjoy the Swiss Riviera, the best of gastronomy, music and nightlife.
The Olympic city of Lausanne is one of the largest cities in Switzerland. The pretty historical town center sits on a hill, so there are lots of views on Lake Geneva and the mountains.
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