Just across the French border, the Mont Salève cable car climbs more than 3,600 feet, rewarding passengers with staggering views of Geneva below. The mountain ascent takes less than five minutes. Once at the lookout, you can watch paragliders make flying look easy, go for a hike or simply relax. Getting there is easy, but takes some time. After the 20-minute bus ride from Geneva, it’s less than a 10-minute walk with plenty of signs to lead the way. You’ll be crossing into France, so it’s a good idea to have your passport handy.
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