Discovering the Best of French Influences in Switzerland's Countryside

A trip to Switzerland can be like visiting three separate countries—France, Germany and Italy—all uniquely distinctive, all wonderfully special, all within Switzerland. Constricted by time, I chose a French-style excursion through the country.

“Good afternoon,” said the driver. “Welcome to Geneva,” saying the name as if it were an imported chocolate. And with that greeting my introduction to Switzerland’s French region—Lake Geneva and beyond—began. My purpose was to explore the area’s exceptional food and drink, along with its extraordinary lodging; and this promised to be a gourmet odyssey.

Cynthia Dial

Cynthia Dial is an admitted travel writing addict, and shares that she pinches herself each time she steps onto the promenade deck of a cruise ship, boards a train or settles into a plane seat to go to work. She's taken a city tour of Melbourne, Australia, from the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hiked the Austrian Alps and learned to surf in Waikiki -- all for a good story. A special corres...(Read More)

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