THE GARDIAN (GB) 26TH APRIL 2008: Lake Geneva circuit, The Swiss Riviera Arrive by car/train in Geneva and drive the stunning shore road along the edge of the lake, stopping off for Kodak moments before reaching Lausanne to see the cathedral and old town. Sit in cafes by the lake and spend a night or two behind rickety shutters at the 15th-century guesthouse (lesescaliers.ch, doubles around £80). A drive through lakeside woods leads to Montreux, for steamer cruises, romantic Château de Chillon, mountain trains to ski resorts and Neuf Trois Quarts, a historic townhouse hotel in Montreux's old quarter (neuftroisquarts.ch, doubles £80). Following the south shore into France, hit the spas of Thonon-les-Bains (thalasso-thermale.com) and hole up in Le Pré du Lac, a stylish lakeside designer house (lepredulac.com, doubles from €70). Before resurfacing in Geneva, explore the medieval villages Yvoire and Nernier.