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Our places to stay in Suisse Romande are in the north-west of the country, the French-speaking area bordering France. Here are some of Europe’s most sophisticated and cosmopolitan cities – for example Geneva and Lausanne, the first on the southern tip and the second on the north shore of Lake Geneva (Lac Leman). Here the climate is usually balmy, with vineyards coming right down to the water’s edge and snow capped mountains a dramatic backdrop.
We list a few suggestions in or near Geneva, and several on hillsides overlooking the lake which are great bases for walking or just relaxing. In the mountains of the north-east of the region, and on the small lakes in the north, are rural retreats, some quite rustic, others exquisitely decorated country house hotels.
As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Suisse Romande offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: guesthouses, restaurants with rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.