Lake Geneva is located on the countryside of Switzerland and France. This lake is one of the biggest in Western Europe and the largest lake in the Alps.
About 60% of lake Geneva is under the jurisdiction of Switzerland, and the other 40% washes would save a Department of France — Top of the Savoy.
The lake lies on the rhône river, which begins with the eponymous glacier. The lake is the largest in Switzerland, and greatly exceeding in size all known lakes in the Alps. Its shape is similar to the shape of a Crescent, the horns of which is oriented to the South. North side of the shoreline continues 95 km South of 72 km. The greatest depth of the lake is 310 meters and it is situated between the towns of Lausanne on the North shore and Evian-Les-Baie South. Also in this place the width of the lake is 13 km away.
The whole world knows what the beautiful shores of lake Geneva. They connect the sub-tropical vegetation with snow-capped mountain tops, unobtrusive and pleasant climate. Noteworthy resort town dot the banks of the lake, among them: Evian and Thonon-Les-Bains in France; Geneva, Montreux, Vevey, Lausanne and Villeneuve on the Swiss side. On the North shore is also popular Swiss Riviera – a coastal area with a huge number of luxurious resorts that are located East of Lausanne. Here is Chillon castle, which once guarded the trade routes. Also in these parts are divided into Terraced vineyards of Lavaux which are protected by UNESCO.
Lake Geneva is a wonderful tourist destination. Local tourist companies will offer You unlimited possibilities for active recreation. Here you can enjoy Cycling or just Hiking, horse riding, climbing, Golf. Fans of “fly” expect unforgettable hot air ballooning, paragliding also. Also will not get bored fans of Aqua sports, and those for whom she longs to make merry with culinary delights in the delightful restaurants located on the shore of lake Geneva.