Gateway to the fancy French Alps and home to influential expats, elite culture and green parks on every corner, Geneva is a ritzy international playground sitting gracefully on the sparkling shores of Lac Leman. From Patek Philippe watches to prestigious hotels, restaurants with manifold Michelin stars to sophisticated symphony soirées, this capital of peace and posh combines the French art of living with the Swiss art of efficiency. The result is dazzling displays of the most extravagant luxuries that money can buy.
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Whether you are wandering the secluded streets of the charming Vielle Ville or hunting for haute couture on the swanky Rue de Rhône, you will find the locals sharp, confident and painstakingly private. If you can get past their somewhat chilly exterior, the Genevois are actually pretty laid back, and they are experts on the secret nightlife of this supposedly quiet city.