Geneva

A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Aerial view (1966)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

Second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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Logo of the city of Lausanne

Lausanne

Capital and largest city of the Swiss canton of Vaud.

Capital and largest city of the Swiss canton of Vaud.

Logo of the city of Lausanne
Saint-François Square, c. 1840
Aerial view from 250 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1919)
The agglomeration of Lausanne, Lake Geneva and the Alps.
The Charles-Bessières bridge with Lausanne Metro car. In the background the cathedral of Notre-Dame and the old town.
View from Rue du Grand-Pont
Stairs (escaliers du marché) in the old city.
The Protestant Cathedral of Notre Dame dominates the Lausanne skyline (left: Old Academy, right: Palais de Rumine).
The Lausanne Metro is a rubber tyre metro system
The Lausanne Tram is completely on reserved track, single line, even underground
Public transport network
Aerial view of Lausanne (railway station in the centre and Parc de Milan at the bottom).
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (photo) and the University of Lausanne form a large campus near the lake Geneva.
In addition to the Cantonal and University Library of Lausanne, the Palais de Rumine hosts several museums.
The seat of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
Auguste Piccard, 1932
Albert Chavannes, 1903
Capucine, 1962
Lady Elizabeth Butler (née Thompson)
Rachel Kolly d'Alba, 2009
Princess Ubol Ratana, 2010
Coco Chanel, 1928
Pierre de Coubertin, 1925
Bertrand Piccard, 2015
Ludovic Magnin, 2006
Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
The Casino de Montbenon
Lausanne Cathedral
University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV)
Château Saint-Maire
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-François
Swiss Reformed Church of Saint-Laurent
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Lausanne railway station
Hôtel Beau-Rivage Palace
Administrative building of the Vaudoise Assurances
Musée de l'Élysée
Olympic Museum and Archives of the International Olympic Committee
Ouchy waterfront
Synagogue
The Sauvabelin Tower
Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman

Lausanne is located 62 km northeast of Geneva, its nearest larger neighbour.

Hautecombe Abbey, where many of the dukes are buried.

House of Savoy

Royal dynasty that was established in 1003 in the historical Savoy region.

Royal dynasty that was established in 1003 in the historical Savoy region.

Hautecombe Abbey, where many of the dukes are buried.
A map of Italy in 1494.
A map of Italy in 1796.
A map of Italy in 1843.
A map of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

They once had claims on the modern canton of Vaud, where they occupied the Château of Chillon in Switzerland, but their access to it was cut by Geneva during the Protestant Reformation, after which it was conquered by Bern.

Portrait of General Dufour by his daughter, Anne Octavie L'Hardy Dufour (1818-1891), after 1840

Guillaume Henri Dufour

Swiss army officer, structural engineer and topographer.

Swiss army officer, structural engineer and topographer.

Portrait of General Dufour by his daughter, Anne Octavie L'Hardy Dufour (1818-1891), after 1840
Daguerreotype of general G.H. Dufour, 1847
Saint Antoine Bridge as pictured by Drewry, 1832
Equestrian statue (1884) by Alfred Lanz, at Place Neuve, Geneva
20 francs note (1956)

Dufour was born in Konstanz, where his parents were temporarily exiled from Geneva.

Savoy

Cultural-historical region in the Western Alps.

Cultural-historical region in the Western Alps.

Alpine landscape of Les Saisies, as seen from Mont Bisanne.
Duchy of Savoy (red) and other Italian states in 1494.
Map of Savoy in the 16th century. White lines are modern borders
Map of Savoy in the 18th century and other Italian states in 1796.
People of Chambéry with French flags celebrating the annexation in 1860.
Map of Savoy in the 19th century and other Italian states in 1843.
French annexation in 1860 (black) after the signing of the Treaty of Turin and a regional referendum in favor of the attachment to France (French)
The Château de Chambéry, seat of government, was given a grand new façade following annexation

It acquired the County of Nice in 1388, and in 1401 added the County of Geneva, the area of Geneva except for the city proper, which was ruled by its prince-bishop, nominally under the duke's rule: the bishops of Geneva, by unspoken agreement, came from the House of Savoy until 1533.

Headquarters in Geneva

World Health Organization

Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

Headquarters in Geneva
Headquarters in Geneva
Alexey Yablokov (left) and Vassili Nesterenko (farthest right) protesting in front of the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in 2008.
Demonstration on Chernobyl disaster day near WHO in Geneva
Three former directors of the Global Smallpox Eradication Programme read the news that smallpox had been globally eradicated, 1980
Countries by World Health Organization membership status
Stairwell, 1969
Internal courtyard, 1969
Reflecting pool, 1969
Exterior, 1969
From Southwest, 2013
Entrance hall, 2013
Main conference room, 2013

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, it has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

Ain

Department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Eastern France.

Department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Eastern France.

Artemare, village in the department
The Cize–Bolozon viaduct, a road–rail bridge crossing the Ain gorge
Aerial view of the Large Hadron Collider of the CERN.
Bleu de Gex
Prefecture (view from the park)
The Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse
Fort l'Écluse
Medieval farm of Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes
Pérouges, one of the most beautiful villages of France
Paragliding in Ain

For national and international flights, the international airports of Lyon (Saint-Exupéry) and Geneva (Cointrin) are located within a rather short distance.

Nyon Castle

Nyon

Municipality in Nyon District in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Municipality in Nyon District in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

Nyon Castle
Narrow streets in Nyon
Interior of the Church of Notre-Dame
Nyon in 1642
View of Nyon from Nyon Castle
Aerial view (1949)
Fountain in old Nyon
Lake front in Nyon
Rev. John Fletcher
Léa Sprunger, 2012
Nyon Castle
Colonia Iulia Equestris
Reformed church of Notre-Dame

It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area.

Swiss Federal Railways

National railway company of Switzerland.

National railway company of Switzerland.

ICN between Zurich and Winterthur
Historic SBB push-pull train consisting of BDe 4/4, A, ABt near Hettlingen ZH
Example of integrated timetables between inter-regional and regional services on the Swiss network. The two trains are programmed to meet in the hub of Geneva at 15:30, sharing a platform, to minimise transfer times.
Swiss railway clock
The inside of an IC 2000 train
Stadler KISS and SMILE trains at Zürich HB
Distribution of Languages in Switzerland
Re 450 between Winterthur and Zurich is one of the most important trains using in S-Bahn Zurich

The first train running on the account of the Swiss Confederation ran during the night of New Year's Eve 1900/New Year's Day 1901 from Zurich via Bern to Geneva, and received a ceremonial welcome upon arriving in Bern.

United Nations Office at Geneva

The Allée des Nations, with the flags of the member countries
The headquarters of the World Health Organization
World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters
Tatiana Valovaya, Russia, Director-General since 2019.

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG, Office des Nations Unies à Genève) in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the four major offices of the United Nations where numerous different UN agencies have a joint presence.

Gustave Moynier

Gustave Moynier

Gustave Moynier
Monument to Moynier in Geneva's Parc des Bastions

Gustave Moynier (21 September 1826 – 21 August 1910) was a Swiss Jurist who was active in many charitable organizations in Geneva.