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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..
Grand'Rue CH - 1204 Genève
This picturesque old street, one of the best preserved in Old Geneva, offers a wide choice of antiques shops, libraries and art galleries. At No. 40 you can see the birthplace of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and at No. 27 that of the actor Michel Simon.
Quai Turrettini 1 CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 540 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..
Rue de la Rôtisserie, 2 CH - 1204 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 105 CHF
The family-owned Hotel Central is located in the heart of Geneva, a few minutes' walk from the Horloge Fleurie / Flower Clock and the Jet d'Eau fountain on Lake Geneva. Choose from nicely furnished rooms and start every day in this friendly hotel wi..
Rue de l'Arquebuse 20 CH - 1204 Geneva
In a quiet street in the heart of Geneva’s Bohemian quarter near the Grand Theatre, the Tiffany Hotel featuring a wellness area and a library, is only a short walk from Lake Geneva . Free Wi-Fi is available. Hotel Tiffany is decorated in an Art Nouv..
Leisure activities Geneva
Prices from : 36 €
Discover multifaceted Geneva; rich in medieval history and now home to the world's peacemaking organizations. Explore the city with a bus tour, a tram ride, and a walk around the cobbled Old Town. Pass through the district around the United Nations ..
Spend a day exploring the alpine beauty of Chamonix and its surroundings. Catch a cable car to the top of a nearby peak, "Aiguille du Midi", and gaze across a mountain range straddling France, Switzerland, and Italy. Hop aboard the red moun..
Prices from : 164 €
Capture the essence of Switzerland on a tour dedicated to Swiss delicacies. Taste chocolates, cheese fondue, sausages and wine before hopping aboard the Golden Express train to Montreux. Admire the lush meadows and glittering Lake Geneva en route. E..
Avenue Ste Clotilde 18 CH - 1205 Genève
A neo-bistro in the old abattoir district with white and anise coloured walls, retro decor and a long bar with seating. The menu features contemporary favourites such as risotto, grilled fish, steak and kidneys.
Rue des Pâquis 6 CH - 1201 Genève
An attractive Japanese influenced decor and inviting patio contribute to the simple elegance of this restaurant. Provençal vegetables and beef tartare feature on the menu alongside teriyaki sauce and Thai basil.
Rue Chantepoulet 11 CH - 1201 Genève
This aptly named restaurant (Miyako is the Japanese for heart) plunges you into the heart of Japan. It has tatami flooring, teppanyaki cuisine, fresh fish and attentive service. Arigato!
Rue Adhémar - Fabri 8 CH - 1201 Genève
Rue de la Faucille 14 CH - 1201 Genève
Enjoy a wide selection of flavours in this pleasant restaurant near the railway station. The focus is on fresh, seasonal produce and excellent value for money, making this a highly enjoyable dining experience!
Grand Rue 3 CH - 1204 Genève
This restaurant in the old town has an attractive menu. It features Simmental beef tartare flavoured with basil and olive oil, grilled slipper lobster in a lobster sauce, and vegetables in a mango sweet and sour sauce.