Route Douaniere, Ferney Voltaire
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You'll find Geneva Airport just three miles to the northwest of the city itself. If you choose to pick up a hire car by leaving via the French side of Geneva Airport, you'll be able to drive straight off into France, though we'd highly recommend stopping off in Geneva on your journey; the city has a great many fascinating sights and plenty of tourist attractions for the keen sightseer. There are more than 80 places in Geneva which count towards the country's officially-designated sites of cultural and historical significance including churches and cathedrals, archaeological sites of interest and the Palace of Nations – one of the places the UN calls home.
Leaving Geneva Airport with your hire car on the French side means you will be able to explore smaller rural roads leading north into the Jura region of France. The D1005 road will take you from the airport terminal through wooded countryside and farmland up into the mountains. Beyond the small town of Gex, you'll drive into the protected landscape of the High Jura Range Nature Reserve, one of France's largest National Parks. This is a vast wilderness area that offers all sorts of outdoor activities ranging from bird-watching to para-gliding. And in the winter there's skiing at Jura resorts like Lélex and Mijoux.