Things to see and do - Geneva
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Geneva Travel guide
Geneva : Michelin's recommendations
Geneva is very close to the French border, being located at the south-west end of Lake Léman, in an outstanding setting which has been carefully preserved. The city, built either side of the Rhône, is without dispute the largest city in French-speaking Switzerland. But it is more than this: it has also been an active commercial market for a long time due to its location, and has become the capital of diplomacy, and the seat of international organisations.
Tourist attractions Geneva : Things to see and do
CH - Genève
Blue-grey or turquoise depending on the day but always crisscrossed by pleasure boats, Lake Leman is an agreeable backdrop for excursions and strolls. In summer, its banks dotted by towns popular with tourists are perennially lively. This large body ..
pl. Neuve CH - 1204 Genève
This district which notably houses the cathedral, the monument of the Reformation, the Town Hall but also many old streets and charming squares such as that of Bourg-de-Four, the place where fairs were held in the Middle Ages, reveals the Geneva of b..
cours St-Pierre 6 CH - 1204 Genève
Geneva's huge Cathédrale St Pierre was built in the 12C and 13C and has been a Protestant church since 1536. Since then it has been modified several times, with the surprising neo-Greek façade being added in the 18C. Of particular note in the imposin..
1, place Isaac-Mercier CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 115 CHF
The Hotel de Geneve is only 3 minutes' walk away from the train station and 5 minutes from the city centre and the banks of Lake Geneva. All rooms of the Hotel de Geneve provide double glazing and are therefore very quiet. Start every day at the co..
Boulevard James Fazy 2 CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 120 CHF
Situated in the St Gervais quarter, Hotel des Tourelles offers contemporary rooms in a historic building with free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Geneva-Cornavin Railway Station is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. Offering a mix of modern furnishings ..
Quai Turrettini 1 CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 490 CHF
The luxurious Mandarin Oriental hotel is located on the right bank of the Rhone river, only a few minutes away from Geneva’s financial institutions, premier shops and galleries. The refurbished interiors are superbly stylish, preserving the fine Art..
Leisure activities Geneva
Set off and discover traditional produce while taking in Switzerland's landscapes on a full day combined coach and train trip from Geneva. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere at Gruyeres and admire the rolling hills and meadows as you descend the hills..
Spend the day in the Swiss mountains on a day trip from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous villages in the French Alps. You'll drive through the mountains, take a trip in a cable car to Aiguille du Midi for breathtaking views of Mont-Blanc an..
Explore the beautiful Swiss cities of Lausanne, Montreux and Chillon on an activity-packed day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the beautiful Swiss countryside, enjoy free time in Lausanne and Montreux, and take a guided tour of the famous cast..
Quai du Mont-Blanc 13 CH - 1201 Genève Rive Droite
Foie gras from the Landes, duckling from the Dombes, and sole from the Île d'Yeu all feature on the menu of this restaurant, which includes the best French produce and a selection of superb wines. The skills of the chef perfectly illustrate the motto..
Boulevard Carl Vogt 29 CH - 1205 Genève
A neo-bistro in the old abattoir district of the city characterised by white and bright green walls, a retro decor, and a large counter where you can sit and eat. The varied menu is very much with the times: risotto with gambas and wild herbs, grille..
Quai Turrettini 1 CH - 1201 Genève Rive Droite
All the fragrances and colours of Indian cuisine are interpreted here with incredible refinement. Enjoy the cuisine of the sub-continent at its best in this chic and elegant restaurant where you can imagine yourself as a 21C maharaja!
Rue Dr. Alfred-Vincent 17 CH - 1201 Genève Rive Droite
Run by the Farina family for over 20 years, this restaurant serves simple, rustic, yet fresh and tasty cuisine. Dishes include duckling terrine, fera fish from Lake Geneva in a tarragon sauce, and raspberry tart. Attractive, Parisian bistro-style dec..
Quai des Bergues 33 CH - 1201 Genève Rive Droite
An extremely chic Italian restaurant with a superb decor of pilasters and painted scenes on the walls. The fine Italian cuisine includes specialities such as beef carpaccio with black truffles and crayfish lasagne.
Quai Wilson 47 CH - 1211 Genève Rive Droite
An attractive decor featuring gold mosaic, white leather and black lacquerware evoking the magic of the Orient. In particular the Lebanon, from where the authentic aromas of dishes such as bastorma (dried beef with spices) and houmous (chickpea purée..
Grand Rue 3 CH - 1204 Genève
This attractive and contemporary bistro-style restaurant in the old town offers a menu full of flavour. Try dishes such as aubergine tatin with tomato confit, veal in a parmesan crust, and crêpe suzette cannelloni.
Rue de l'Arquebuse 20 CH - 1204 Genève Rive Gauche
Quai du Mont-Blanc 11 CH - 1211 Genève Rive Droite
Despite its name, you will experience no Hitchcock-like fear in this restaurant, where the cuisine is the only thing likely to raise your heartbeat. The dishes are beautifully presented and deceptively simple, allowing the flavour of the ingredients ..
Quai Wilson 47 CH - 1201 Genève Rive Droite
This restaurant boasts large bay windows overlooking the lake and a sleek, sober and chic decor. It serves highly contemporary cuisine, including dishes such as supreme of Bresse chicken with lemon, almonds and green pepper, and crayfish feuilleté wi..