Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich)
and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part
of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is
the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Geneva is located at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, where the lake flows back into the Rhône. It is surrounded by two mountain chains, the Alps and the Jura.
Thonon-les-Bains is a town (commune) in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department.
Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune in the northern part of the
Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern
A high-market holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman), it has been visited, over two centuries, by royalty such as Kings Edward VII and George V of the United Kingdom and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess Anna de Noailles and Marcel Proust.
Yvoire is a medieval city in Haute-Savoie department, in the region
of Rhône-Alpes in south-eastern France. Located at the tip of the
Leman peninsula (presqu'île de Léman), Yvoire delimits the two main
parts of Lake Geneva, the "petit lac" and the "grand lac".
It is well known for its medieval buildings and beautiful flower decoration during the summer season. It is also one of the "most beautiful villages of France".
Annecy is the greatest city of Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
region in south-eastern France. It lies on the northern tip of Lake
Annecy, 35 kilometers (22 mi) south of Geneva.
Nicknamed Pearl of French Alps in Raoul Blanchard's monography describing its location between lake and mountains, the city controls the northern entrance to the lake gorge.
Sometimes called Venice of the Alps, this idyllic and touristic representation comes from its two canals and the river Thiou lying through the old city and whose initial role was to protect the city and to empower its handicrafts. The city experienced an industrial development in the 19th century with silk manufacturing. Some of its industrial legacy remains today.
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc more commonly known simply as Chamonix, is
a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region
in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix.
Le village des Gets apparaît pour la première fois dans l'histoire entre 1135 et 1140 dans une charte de l'abbaye d'Aulps. Parmi les confins cités, on cite la Crête qui domine les Gets. Entre 1135 et 1185, une autre charte du même fonds d'archives mentionne "la chapelle et le cimetière" des Gets dans le règlement d'un litige entre l'abbaye d'Aulps et le prieuré bénédictin de Contamines. La principale activité des Gets, avant de devenir un village touristique (station de ski en hiver), était l'agro-pastoralisme ainsi que la valorisation du bois utilisé comme matériau de construction et combustible.
The “Vallée Verte” (literally “green valley”) is an idyllic valley in the French Alps, only a few miles south of Lake Geneva. Situated in the Chablais in the French department Haute-Savoie (Rhône-Alpes region), it extends across about 13 miles in south-southwestern orientation. Its territory is identical to the administrative districht named “Canton de Boëge”, it comprises eight villages.