Watchmaker's Mecca That's Worth Clocking ; Destination: Geneva

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THE shores of Lake Geneva have attracted visitors and invaders for millennia and the city of Geneva sits on the lake's western shore, with lofty snow-capped peaks offering a gorgeous backdrop on all sides. This is picture postcard Switzerland, with the famous fountain a focal point. The city is perfect for exploring on foot, or you can hire a bike to venture further afield. At the top of any visitor's itinerary should be visits to Geneva's beautiful lakefront and its famous fountain, the Flower Clock in the English Garden, St Peter's Cathedral, Reformation Wall, Place Neuve and the birthplace of the UN. 1. LAKE GENEVA NO trip to Geneva is complete without time spent by, on, or in the lake. It's a great place to hang out in the summer, and just watch people passing by. Or take a boat out and simply relax. If you want to go further, get a Swiss Pass enabling unlimited travel, or take a ferry to the French side and visit the wonderful 14th century medieval town of Yvoire. 2. PATEK PHILIPPE MUSEUM Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7 SWITZERLAND is famous for its watches and clocks. Even the railways run like clockwork. In this fascinating museum of watch-making and design you'll find all manner of timepieces. The technology and science are fascinating, and the artistry in design and appearance are wonderful. Don't miss the automata. CATHEDRALE DE ST-PIERRE 24 place du Bourg de Four THIS famous cathedral is best known for its historic significance - it's where John Calvin gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century. It's a strong, even stern-looking building, but the architecture is still hugely impressive. …