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Geneva is a city of important stature both nationally in Switzerland and internationally. It is the second largest city in terms of population in Switzerland and it is the capital of the canton of Geneva. Located on Lake Geneva, near the Rhone River, the city is both a global financial centre and a hub of international diplomacy. The city is home to several United Nations agencies, the International Red Cross, the World Health Organization, and more than 200 other international organisations. In addition, this is where the Geneva Conventions was signed creating international legal standards for the treatment of both prisoners of war and civilians.
Geneva is known as major private banking centre with the banks here reportedly managing over 1 trillion in assets. The city is also known as a centre for watch making with companies such as Chopard, Baume & Mercier, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, and Jaeger-LeCoultre having headquarters here. Geneva is also the international headquarters for other major companies including Weatherford International, STMicroelectronics, Caterpillar, DuPont, Electronic Arts, Procter & Gamble and INVISTA. There are many options for both high-rise and low-rise office space to let in Geneva.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The numbers of international organisations that make their home in Geneva provide visitors with a plethora of sites to see. The European Organization for Nuclear Research provides a free tour on the history of nuclear science. This is a fascinating trip but it is necessary to make reservations well in advance of your visit. U Bobba is a popular roof top restaurant located near the Opera House serving an interesting cuisine. L’Adresse is another rooftop terraced restaurant with an urban hip feel. The restaurant serves lunch, brunch and ‘slunch’ (a combination of tea and dinner).
The Geneva Cointrin International Airport provides visitors with easy access to the city. The airport is served by the Geneva Airport railway providing service to and from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Montpelier in France. The city is easily accessible by car on the A1 motorway in France and Switzerland. There is an extensive public transportation system in Geneva including bus service, trolleybus, and tram. There is also public boat service linking both sides of the lake.