Geneva, Mont-Blanc and Lake Geneva

Geneva water jet|The terraced Lavaux vines|Chamonix and the Mont-Blanc|Chillon Castle|Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval |The medieval village of Yvoire|

Description
Themes : heritage, culture, nature, relaxation, family,

This trip of about 420 kilometers around Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc massif is an amazing journey from Geneva to the Mont Blanc massif.


Accomodation
Jade Manotel, Geneva, Switzerland (en)
Hôtel
Only a 5-minute walk from Lake Geneva and a 10-minute walk from Geneva's Cornavin Train Station, the Jade Manotel offers free WiFi and spacious rooms with......
Résidence du Lac, Montreux, Switzerland (en)
Hôtel
Located in Montreux, 100 metres from Lake Geneva and 3 km from the museum Musée National Suisse de l'audiovisuel, Résidence du Lac offers lake and mountain......
Hotel Forclaz-Touring, Martigny-Ville, Switzerland (en)
Hôtel
The Forclaz-Touring Hotel is located in the centre of Martigny, 100 metres from the train station....
The stages
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Geneva
Geneva houses 200 international organizations and the Office of the United Nations (UN). It is also a city of culture, a high place of finance and international trade, the headquarters of many multinational companies, perfume and prestige watches.
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Museum of the Swiss in the world
The Museum of the Swiss in the world presents testimonies of the many activities that the Swiss were carried out in the world. The course explains how the Switzerland built abroad. Emphasis is placed on the history of the regiment of the cent-Suisses at the service of the France and the Swiss Guard.
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Nyon
The Gallo-Roman past of the town of Nyon is manifested in several points of the city medieval and modern: the Roman Museum, the reformed church Notre-Dame, the Castle, the historical Museum and the Museum of Geneva.
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Swiss national Museum of Prangins
Hosted in the castle of Prangins Prangins Swiss national museum invites the visitor to browse the life in Switzerland from the enlightenment until the early 20th century. Exposure to soak up the cultural, political, economic and social aspects in Switzerland.
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Lausanne
City culture and Congress, Lausanne embodies the perfect balance between business and pleasure. With its picturesque old town, its Olympic Center and the port of Ouchy, Lausanne deserves its nickname of "Pearl of Lake Geneva".
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Lavaux vineyard terraces
With 800 hectares of vineyards, the terraces of Lavaux - listed in world heritage of the UNESCO - are the largest vineyard in one piece of Switzerland. They offer extraordinary views of the Lake from each terrace.
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Vevey
Vevey is one of the "pearls of the Swiss Riviera". This city on Lake Geneva is distinguished by its location with a breathtaking view of the Alpine panorama, its particularly mild climate, vineyards and many excursions in the region.
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Montreux
'Capital of the Vaud Riviera', Montreux is situated in a protected Bay of Lake Geneva, surrounded by vineyards and in the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps. Countless possibilities of excursion in the mountainous hinterland or on the Lake make Montreux a popular destination.
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Chillon Castle
Chillon Castle is one of the most fascinating castles of Europe. Romantic site by excellence, it is built in the 13th century on a rocky Islet in Lake Geneva. Architecture of beauty breathtaking, Chillon Castle was erected to control the passage along Lake Geneva.
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Aigle Castle
The fortress of Eagle has a rich history that dates back to the 12th century. The castle is one of the finest surviving examples of medieval castle architecture. In full in the vineyards of the small town of Eagle, it houses the Museum of the vine and the wine.
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Salt mines of Bex
Exploited since 1684, the Bex salt mines are still in operation. An exhibition and a ride by train in the heart of mine tell three centuries of exploitation of the salt in the heart of the salt mountain.
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Abbey of Saint-Maurice
The Abbey of Saint - Maurice Abbey was built there are 1'500 years as a sanctuary high on the tomb of the martyr Saint Maurice. This place of pilgrimage was once the spiritual centre of the Kingdom of Burgundy, it now houses one of the greatest religious treasures of Europe.
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Martigny
The small town of Martigny, located on the bend of the Rhône in the Valais, is at the crossroads of the roads leading to the Simplon, Grand-Saint-Bernard and the Forclaz passes. She seduces by its culture and historical heritage as well as its southern charm.
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Chamonix
Chamonix is the world capital of mountaineering enthusiasts and mountain athletes. A view the famous Mont Blanc and the spectacular landscape of the Alps with the Aiguille du Midi cable car or the Mer de Glace aboard the small rack railway.
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Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval
Ranked among the "most beautiful Villages of France", Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval combines architecture and nature with originality. Horseshoe cirque, the waterfall of the Rouget (nicknamed the Queen of the Alps) and the largest Reserve Naturelle de Haute-Savoie are worth a detour.
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Les Gets
Located in the center of the Portes du Soleil a ski area, the resort of les Gets is a small corner of relaxation. The mechanical music Museum has a unique collection of old mechanical instruments, including an automatic Philharmonic organ of 1'000 pipes which is unique in Europe.
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Abbey d'Aulps
Founded around 1094, the Abbey d'Aulps is a jewel of the Cistercian architecture of the Haute-Savoie.

The tour includes a unique description of the daily life of the monks in the medieval Abbey.
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The gorges of the Pont-du-Diable
Located on the route of the Dranse de Morzine, Pont-du-Diable Gorge offers an impressive example of erosion in the limestone Alps the Chablais, Haute-Savoie. Sight, hearing, touch, all the senses are awakening along the course of travel.
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Evian les Bains
Nestled between Lake and mountains, Evian enjoys an exceptional natural environment, which gave it its reputation as international tourist resort.
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Thonon-les-Bains
Historical capital of Chablais, Thonon-les-Bains developed on a terrace overlooking Lake Geneva. The city has a nice port, which can be the starting point for many excursions. The Château de Ripaille is a tourist and wine-growing.
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Yvoire
Located on a promontory of the Lake Geneva, the medieval 14th century, 700 years old, has miraculously preserved precious testimonies of past. This modest fishing village at the beginning of the 20th century made part of "most beautiful Villages of France".
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The Salève
The Salève, an unusual mountain that deserves to be known. It has the particularity to offer preserved natural spaces and one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Alps: Geneva, Lake Geneva and the majestic chain of the Alps.
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