Geneva as a popular city of Switzerland known for having offices of international organizations of reputation and global cooperation has also many centers of tourist attractions around it and that can be enjoyed on a excursion tour of the city in a company of a professional guide. Some popular centers of attraction on Geneva excursion are:

•  Lausanne: It is a city in Romandy, which is a French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. It is a seat of the district of Lausanne and is situated on the banks of Lake Leman. It is towards the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura Mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is situated at 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva. The population of city is around 134,000 as its entire agglomeration has around 400,000 citizens. The Metropolitan Area of Lausanne-Geneva has around 1.2 million inhabitants. The central office of the International Olympic Committee is also situated in Lausanne – the IOC officially notices city as the Capitale Olympique – as the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It is situated in the middle of a wine region. The city also has 28 station metro systems too, thus makes it to be the smallest city in the world to have a fast and capable rapid transit system. The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne provides a diverse and rich musical life and was been kept under the direction of Michel Corboz for many a years on routine activities. In January, the Prix de Lausanne, a known dance festival gets organized there. The event catches dancers and some of the big names in dance from all entire world and civilization. The town also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1989. Every year in July, the “Festival de la Cité” is organized in the old part of town. There also held film and music festivals,  too like as the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival and the Bach Festival, Le Festival et Concours Bach de Lausanne, which follows “La Nuit de Musées” in the fall season.

•  Château de Chillon: The Chillon Castle is situated on the shore of Lake Léman in the area of Veytaux, at the eastern corner of the lake three km away from Montreux, Switzerland. The entire castle structure is made up of around 100 independent buildings which are gradually connected to create the connection that is as building looks lie today. The oldest parts of the castle have not any date, however, they are presumed to be created around in around 1160 or 1005. Around at the middle of 12th century, the castle was home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was immensely expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken into a siege, however, not changed hands through treaties. The castle became popular by the poem of Lord Byron who wrote the poem The Prisoner of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned in the castle from 1530 to 1536. Byron has carved his named into on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in Henry James’s novella Daisy Miller (1878). The history of Chillon has impression for three predominant periods of history, naming, the Savoy Period, the Bernese Period and the Vaudois Period. Presently, Chillon is home to a museum with some historical objects kept in open for public viewing and tours.

Château de Chillon

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