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Rue du Rhone

Stepping straight from the front door onto the broad lakeside promenade you are only ten minutes' easy stroll from the buzzing cosmopolitan elegance of Rue du Rhone, a broad street lined with Geneva's most impressive boutiques and stores. These include Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Versace, Gucci and Montblanc, to name but a few. There are also the world's finest jewellers and watch makers, such as Patek Philippe, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Boucheron, Chopard and Fabergé.

A wealth of heritage to discover...

From here you can amble up the gentle hill to the Old Town, with its quaint streets, narrow alleyways and picturesque squares to discover Geneva's fascinating 2000 year old history...

Place du Bourg-de-Four

The Place du Bourg-de-Four, in the very heart of the Old Town, has been a thriving commercial centre since Roman times. Houses were built here to accommodate exiled Protestants, and it is still one of the city's favourite meeting places. There's a lovely 18th century flowered fountain in the centre with tables and chairs outside the cafes and bistros – a wonderful spot for a coffee while you admire the handsome 16th, 17th and 18th century buildings.

The Place du Molard

The Place du Molard is also well worth a visit. In the heart of Geneva's left bank, surrounded by a rich array of department stores, luxury boutiques and restaurants, it has a lovely octagonal fountain with a marble obelisk dating from 1771, and an impressive tower which was originally part of the city's defensive wall.

Saint Peter's Cathedral

Saint Peter's Cathedral, on top of the hill at the centre of the old town, is an impressive reminder of Geneva's defiant Protestant stand during the reformation. Dating right back to 1160 it has a mighty tower from which you can enjoy a fabulous panoramic view of the city and the lake.

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So many museums