In a country of spectacular natural beauty, Geneva is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful cities. Set on the banks of Lake Leman between the Alps and the Jura mountains in the Southwest corner of Switzerland, Geneva enjoys a temperate climate and breath taking scenery, with Alpine lakes, snow-capped mountains, lush forests and enchanting countryside. As host city of many International Organizations, Geneva has a long tradition of humanism and communication as well as an established reputation as a centre for arts and culture. The city has over 30 museums, as well as many art galleries, theatres and an opera house. Fashionable hotels, chic restaurants and elegant shops jostle for position along the flower-decked lakefront that encircles the famous “Jet d'eau” Fountain. The fountain shoots 500 litres of water per second to a height of 140 meters above the Lake Geneva. The “Jet d’eau” has come to symbolize Geneva around the world and traditionally signals the coming of spring each year.