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Switzerland’s stunning landscape includes snow-capped peaks, shimmering lakes and pristine villages. Its superb transport network makes it the ultimate choice for freedom and flexibility.

In the shadows of Mont Blanc, French-influenced Geneva is set on the shores of its eponymous lake. Don’t miss the Jet d’Eau, a 140m fountain set in the lake. Best buys in the many high quality shops include watches, chocolate, linen and handmade clocks. But for all its charm, there is far more to see than just the city. Take a cruise along the lake, or head to the numerous picture postcard villages scattered across the country.
 
St. Pierre Cathedral The St. Pierre Cathedral is a cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland, today belonging to the Reformed Protestant Church of Geneva. It is known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Inside the church is a wooden chair used by Calvin.

It was begun under Arducius de Faucigny, the prince-bishop of the Diocese of Geneva, around 1160. It was originally built in Romanesque style and was completed a hundred years later in Gothic style. A Neo-Classical main facade was added in the 18th century.