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Getting around
Transports Public Genevois operates buses, trolley buses and trams in Geneva (fares from £1.40). Noctambus operates night buses. Geneve Roule offers a free bike rental service during the summer months.

When to go
Geneva is worth visiting year-round – you can swim in parts of Lake Geneva in the summer, while ski resorts are nearby for winter months. L’Escalade on 12 December commemorates the defeat of an attempt to capture the city in 1602. August’s two-week-long Fêtes de Genève sees fireworks and open-air concerts take place along the city’s waterfront.

How to go
Swiss International flies from Heathrow (from £105), while easyJet flies from Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow (from £70). From Geneva airport, take a train to Gare de Cornavin (returns £3).

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The article ‘Mini guide to Geneva, Switzerland’ was published in partnership with Lonely Planet Magazine.

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