Geneva is Switzerland's second-largest city and principal French-speaking city. It lies on the southernmost corner of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) - the vast crescent-shaped lake between France and Switzerland and the largest lake in Europe. The history of Geneva dates from before the Roman occupation in the second century BC. Since the early years of the twentieth century, it has been the home of diplomats and the official city of peace as the United Nations seat is there, as well as the Red Cross headquarters, the WHO seat and the basis of many more international organizations. French influence is evident, from the language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge. A visit to Switzerland wouldn't be complete without sampling chocolate and cheese - Switzerland's undisputed culinary icons - or the country's best-kept secret which is wine! For shopping, pick up a Swiss-made timepiece, while for a culture fix, make your way through the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva.