Geneva is in the department of the Haute-Savoie which has a population of 631,679 covering an area of 4,388 km². Situated within the region of Rhone-Alpes, the region has a population of 5,645,407 covering an area of 43,698 km²
The capital of the Region is Lyon, Geneva has a local population of 192,385
There are 15 Car Hire locations near Geneva including; Annecy, Annecy Airport, Annemasse, Chamonix, Cluses, Cluses Railway Station, Evian, Evian Rail Station, Geneva, Geneva Airport France, Megeve, Morzine, Sallanches, Seynod, Thonon Les Bains,
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The International Airport, located only 4,5 km from the town centre, offers regular services to 80 destinations. The airport has several bars and restaurants, shopping arcades and tax-free shops as well as a centre for businessmen (Skycom). All the best known car hire companies are represented, France Car can get the best price by working with these top companies and with over 6000 parking places, returning your car is not a problem!
Archaeology confirms Geneva has been inhabited for the past 12,000 years. It was a border post of the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages. Later the town was dominated by the princes of Savoy until its destiny was reversed by the proclamation of the Reformation and of the Republic in the 16th century.
During the 18th century, the city developed into a centre for banking, watch-making and enamel, as well as a capital of science and printing.
In 1815, the canton joined the Swiss Confederation. The transformation of this city - 25,000 at the start of the 19th century - went hand-in-hand with the modernisation of the hotel trade.
Henry Dunant created the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva in 1864.
After the First World War the city became the headquarters of the League of Nations, the predecessor of the United Nations and many other international organisations.
Historical Monuments and Sites of Interest to Visit in Geneva
Saint Peter's Cathedral
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Jet d'Eau (Water Fountain)
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Palais des Nations (United Nations Building)
Yearly Events in Geneva
The Motor Show
Where better to go when hiring a car! - Geneva's International Motor Show, considered as the most open and representative car exhibition in the world, it always has a large range of premieres, news and prototypes. All the major manufacturers show at Geneva
Some 5'000 journalists and over 700'000 visitors (including 44% of foreigners coming from one hundred countries) pay a visit to the Motor Show every year at the beginning of March.
Geneva International Hot Air Balloons Fiesta
Also In March, organised by Geneva Tourism, this breathtaking air ballon event fills Geneva with a free colourful and very popular show.
In addition to the regular flights the festival offers a simultaneous take off from various places in the city centre.