Planning to spend a night, max 2 nights in Switzerland for a trip. I was trying to find out what cities to visit, but advice seems all over the place. People say Geneva and Zurich are just big cities, not to much to see/do, and instead recommend visiting the Alps. However, regarding which city to visit/stay in, I've seen mixed results. Lots of people say Interlaken, but then I've seen people say you just travel through there to the actual destination, that its a tourist trap spot. I've seen people discuss Lucerne, but I've also seen people say its boring. So I'm a bit confused by all this information.
In short, I'd like to see the Alps as close as possible, maybe take a train/bus/trolley if possible to go "into" the Alps rather than just see them from afar. Also seen some stuff regarding paragliding from the Alps, which also sounds super cool. Not looking at doing much hiking, just seeing the view and experiencing what there is to see in Switzerland.
In regards to staying overnight, I've seen a lot of people actually recommend staying in France instead of Switzerland (cheaper, short train ride away). I am planning on going to Paris next after Switzerland, so staying in France is actually good since I can go straight there when I come back from Switz. However, usually I don't see any cities recommended when people say this. So if you do recommend a city in Switzerland, can you also recommend a city in France to stay the night?
Finally, is 2 days really necessary to see everything? I'm not really looking at seeing museums or anything (albeit cathedrals/churches would be nice). More looking into just general architecture and scenery. From what I've read, seems like I can get that Swiss experience just visiting a city or 2 in one day (which leaves me more time for Paris).