FRANCE 2009: GENEVA SWITZERLAND
September 5-8, 2009
We began our trip to France with a stop in Geneva Switzerland located on a peninsula jutting into France's eastern border. The city of Geneva is located on Lake Geneva,
sometimes called Lake Léman. The most famous landmark is the 1000 foot tall water geyser seen throughout the city.
Geneva is also world famous as being the home base for numberous international organizations such as the United Nations, The Red Cross, International Labor Unions and many others.
Throughout the city and along the lake are many different public parks with great views, games to play and public art.
We even found a statue to Mexico's leader of independence, Hidalgo. The Brunswick Memorial is the mausoleum of a famous city benefactor, and throughout the old town hung
giant Swiss flag banners.
On Sunday we took a tram ride along the south shore of the lake soon to discover that our destination in the 13th century medieval village of Yvoire was actually in
The village was dominated by the old church and castle that once guarded the settlement.
Despite the teaming crowds of Sunday tourists, we were able to find a small table at a café for lunch near the castle. Then it was time to head for
the lake wharf to pick up our steamer to return to Geneva.
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