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Lake Geneva is a blend of active sports and chocolate box views

Sandwiched between the French and Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. Although famous for its picturesque Alpine peaks, which could come straight off a chocolate box, Lake Geneva packs a real punch when it comes to active vacations. Hit the slopes in Morzine, soak up the hot springs in Thonon-les-Bains, and imbibe the world-famous waters of Evian-les-Bains. A Lake Geneva vacation rental makes the ideal base for exploring both the mountains and the lakes, and a chance to sample the famous chocolate Switzerland is famous for.

Let's get physical - watery pursuits on Lake Geneva

Life in the towns and cities on Lake Geneva is largely centered around the lake. Take a romantic cruise on an old steamer, book a fishing excursion, or if you're feeling brave, try parasailing. After a day messing about on the lake, sample one of the many lakeside restaurants offering topnotch Swiss and French cuisine. In the summer, hikers flock to conquer the Alps or take boats out on the lake, while in winter, the skiers descend to make the most of the region's world-class skiing (and apres ski!).

From medieval castles to thermal springs, there's something for everyone

Lake Geneva has many personalities. Thonon-les-Bains, on the French side of the lake, is a charming spa town with public baths fed by thermal springs. The town's quaint medieval Sonnaz Castle was built in 1666 and is now home to the Chablais Museum. Lake Geneva vacation rentals are well-placed to explore the best of the region. Evian-les-Bain is another charming lakefront town. Ride the funicular railway for the best views of the lake. Don't miss a peek into the expensive watch and cuckoo clock shops in Geneva's charming Old Town.

Alpine lakes strike the balance of sun and snow

The snow-capped mountains surrounding Lake Geneva are a bit of a giveaway to France and Switzerland's weather patterns. In the summer, the lake region is blessed with long sunny days and balmy temperatures reaching 70 degrees or more. But come winter, the mercury falls dramatically and the rains come, turning to snow around December through to March. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are some of the most popular times to visit the lakes. The colors of the surrounding mountains are bright and lush, showing off Lake Geneva vacation rentals in their prime.

Hiking and biking trails are striking in Lake Geneva

Surrounded by the Swiss and French Alps, Lake Geneva straddles both Switzerland and France. Switzerland is one of the best places in the world for hiking, with thousands of varied trails over mountains, through forests and around lakes. In the summer, Morzine, Monthey, and Avoriaz are a Mecca for hikers and mountain bikers who come to conquer the mountain peaks, which are usually covered in snow. The slopes are also showered with wildflowers, and you can spot red deer, golden eagles, and even lynx.