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Welcome to Geneva

With its famous lake as a backdrop, Geneva is the gateway to ski resorts in winter and exploring the pleasures of its Old Town and lakefront in summer.

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Things to do here

Beautifully nestled against the shores of Lake Geneva, Europe's largest Alpine lake, Geneva is home to over 200 governmental and non-governmental international organisations in addition to banks, luxury jewellers and the city’s famous chocolate shops. What to do in Geneva? Why not walk on the lakeside promenades, check out the iconic fountain of record-breaking heights, and eat and drink in the bars and restaurants of the Old Town. Geneva is also the connecting point for links to some great skiing and sightseeing in the nearby resort of Chamonix and the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy, just 30 minutes away. 


To Eat

  1. At home in Geneva's old market hall on an island, Brasserie des Halles de l'Île offers a seasonal fare of regional products –  to be enjoyed on a superb terrace hanging over the water. 
  2. Open since 1930, the menu in Café de Paris  is the same for everyone - green salad followed by entrecôte with a famous herb and butter sauce and as many skinny fries as you can handle. 

To Stay

  1. Auteuil Manotel is a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Geneva, only a few steps away from the train station and a short walk from Lake Geneva. The United Nations building is only 1.2 km away and Geneva Airport can be reached in 15 minutes from the hotel. 
  2. The Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues, Geneva's oldest hotel, has been in business since 1834. Grand chandeliers, formal public rooms, and oil paintings in heavy gold frames is what this lakeside institution is all about. Definitely for those with deep pockets. 

Jet d’Eau Outdoor Fun

This iconic 140 metre-tall structure shoots up water with incredible force - 200km/h - to create the sky-high plume. At any one time, seven tonnes of water is in the air. Two or three times a year it is illuminated pink, blue or another colour to mark a special occasion.

CERN Exhibition

Founded in 1954, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, 8km west of Geneva, is a laboratory for research into particle physics. It accelerates protons down a 27km circular tube, the Large Hadron Collider, and the resulting collisions create new matter. Two exhibitions shed light on its work. You must reserve online 15 days ahead and bring your ID or passport. 

Musée International de la Croix- Rouge et du Croissant Museum

Exhibits at Geneva's International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum highlight the atrocities perpetuated by humanity in films, photos, sculptures and soundtracks. This narrative is set against the noble aims of the organisation created by Geneva businessmen and philanthropists Henri Dunant and Henri Dufour in 1864.

Palais des Nations Tour

Home to the UN since 1966, the Palais des Nations was built between 1929 and 1936 to house the League of Nations. Visits are by guided tour (reserve in advance online and bring ID) and include an hour-long tour of the building and entry to the surrounding 46-hectare park.