From Lake Geneva to the Matterhorn - There are about as many languages spoken in Geneva, the most international part of Switzerland, as at the United Nations.
For some reason, the Swiss have always been irritated by the fact that the bend banana of Lac Léman, the French name of Lake Geneva, is not fully integrated in their country. They built the maybe most cosmopolitan area of the entire country across from the southern French side: Montreaux, Lausanne, and Geneva are visited by tourists from all over the world. These cities act international, tolerant, pleasant and sometimes – if you think about the conservative Bern – almost wicked. The lake itself is of such radiant beauty, it has inspired many poets to lyric verses. Poets like the English Lord Byron who wrote a “sonnet to Lake Geneva”:” Lake of beauty, the rapture for/immortality and deep blaze, /which embodies a hint of splendor”.