The second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva is a hub for French speaking residents and a gateway of transportation to the Swiss Alps. Geneva has a population of 780,000.Geneva is a brilliant city for sightseeing and has lots of interesting places and things to do on offer. If you enjoy shopping, Geneva is known even though its small size, it rivals European destinations Paris and London for holding a vast array of shops, and fashion boutiques to suit everybody's taste. Centre Balexert is the largest shopping centre with over 110 shops from electrical to cosmetic. If you enjoy more traditional shops, Geneva holds large outdoor markets in the city selling clothes, gifts and ornaments. There are many places of interest in the centre including St. PierreCathedral and Palais de Nations. Another monumental symbols of Geneva is the Jet d'eau which is situated in Lake Geneva, a water fountain which pumps water 140m in the air and is best viewed at a distance as you are likely to get wet! The beautiful English gardens are also worth a visit placed at the Lake. If you take a short drive outside of Geneva you can experience the Cable car of Saleve, set just over the French border, this cable car ride ensures brilliant views of Mont Blanc and the Lake Geneva itself. Close by a small French corner shop sells over 1oo varieties of cheese!
Topfive things to do in Geneva
1.enjoy the views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva from the Saleve Cable Car
2. Take a shopping trip in the city centre
3. Enjoy your lunch with walk around the beautiful English garden
4. Take a look at the Jet d'eau on Lake Geneva
5.If you have time, enjoy a trip and a ski/hiking trip through the Alps! nd the city's famous "Lac Leman". The airport isunique in that it can be accessed from both Switzerland and France meaning that passengers on flights to or from France do not have to go through Swiss customs and immigration controls if they remain in the French sector of the airport.
The airport has a single terminal and one runway, which is the longest in Switzerland, catering for almost 12 million passengers a year. The airport also has extensive convention facilities and hosts an office of the International Air Transport Association and the world headquarters of Airports Council International.
There are a range of shops within the terminal including Mont Blanc, Quicksilver, Cartier and Rolex. Various restaurants and cafes are also available for a quick snack or meal before you fly. First class and business lounges are available for passengers of British Airways, Air France, Dnata, Lufthansa, Swiss and Swissport.
Car hire at Geneva Airport
In keeping with Geneva's multicultural image, our team at Sixt is fluent in many languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, etc..) and provide an efficient and professional service. Sixt in Geneva offers a wide selection of vehicles ranging from small economic family cars to luxury models in order to accommodate everybody's tastes, needs and budget.
Our fleet is regularly updated in conjunction with the car industries latest releases. We offer many of the latest models from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz at very attractive prices. Sixt Geneva Airport is confident in being able to meet our customer's wants and needs no matterwhat kind of vehicle that might be.