Surrounded by stunning natural beauty, Geneva may have a hard time keeping you in the city. Mont Blanc and the Swiss Alps are well within range.
But thanks to rich history, immersive museums and world-famous fondue the old town makes for an amazing retreat.
One of the world's most powerful financial centres, Geneva conceals a soft centre beneath its sophisticated official exterior. Broadly French-speaking, it's a chic and fast-moving city not dissimilar to London or New York, but much cleaner, quieter and even safer - it's regularly voted as one of the best cities in the world for quality of life.