Lifestyle


As a stable country both economically and socially, politically neutral Switzerland (and especially its French-speaking part) is a place where life is decidedly good. Located in the heart of Europe, our Swiss Confederation is an island of tranquillity, with dazzling natural panoramas, where tradition and modernity blend into a harmonious whole. The following 5 key points are proof of this, though there are many others…

The strong franc and the banking system

Drawing its name from its famous stability, the Swiss franc has been attracting countless foreign investors since the early 1920s. Withstanding many economic crises, our currency has always held a steady course, thanks to the strategic decisions of the SNB (Swiss National Bank). The Swiss Confederation is of course widely known as the “country of banks”, with its (approximately) 270 banking institutions. Swiss banks are a reflection of the local values that have made the country famous and successful: security, high standards, performance, tradition and respect for confidentiality.

Neutrality, security and political stability

Whatever happens, there will never be a war in Switzerland. This may sound obvious, but this fact is probably what underlies the Swiss “miracle”. Switzerland has been politically neutral since 1815. As a member of the United Nations and of many non-governmental organizations, our country is a symbol of impartiality, opposition to armed conflict and international diplomacy. As a central hub for Europe, Switzerland’s neutrality also furnishes the stability necessary for the internal functioning of the country. It is also a very safe country. With one of the lowest crime rates in the world, it goes without saying that our confederation is the perfect place to see your family grow.

Education: private, international, public and university

Setting up a home in Switzerland also means gaining access to the best private schools in Europe. This reputation for excellence in education is one that has long been held by our country. Switzerland has a state-of-the-art school system, adapted to all requirements, from the many international and private schools to public schools. Highly regarded universities and other centres of higher education attract talent from around the world in fields as varied and diverse as fashion, design, technology, journalism, and more. The Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD), University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), regularly find themselves in the rankings of the best education establishments in the world.

At the heart of Europe: a multicultural country that is open to the world

 

The geographical situation of the country at the heart of the continent makes it the ideal base for traveling around Europe. Bordering on France, Italy, Germany and Austria, Switzerland enables its inhabitants to reach any of these countries in just a few hours, an advantage as unusual as it is valuable, made even easier by the presence of Geneva International Airport. This exceptional location is probably one of the reasons why Switzerland, and above all its French-speaking region, has become such a multicultural country, where different nationalities, languages, traditions and religions come together in harmony.

Outstanding natural setting, breathtaking landscapes

Living in Switzerland also means enjoying the best of both worlds: the calm of the expansive bucolic countryside, or the pure air of the most sought-after ski resorts in the world (Gstaad, Zermatt, Verbier, and many more), while remaining close to cities and international airports. Surrounded by the Alps, dotted by lakes and enjoying well-preserved and abundant natural landscapes, Switzerland offers exceptional panoramas such as the Lavaux, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Few places in the world offer such a privileged quality of life, with the possibility of combining relaxation, energy, nature, dynamism and exceptional sites.