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
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 ..
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..
Pl. du Bourg-du-Four
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..
Rue de la Rôtisserie, 2 CH - 1204 Geneva
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..
21, quai des Bergues CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 195 CHF
Situated on the shore of Lake Geneva, a 15-minute drive from the airport and 500 metres from the train station, The Ambassador is located in the centre of Geneva. Free Wi-Fi is available. The Ambassador Hotel overlooks a lovely square on the bank of..
Quai Turrettini 1 CH - 1201 Geneva
Prix Prices from : 495 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
Spend the afternoon getting to know the international city of Geneva. You'll take a tramway tour, cruise Geneva Lake and explore this important city close-up on a guided walking tour. Highlights Comprehensive tour of the city Travel by boat..
Prices from : 109 €
The coach will drive you across Lausanne through the breathtakingly beautiful countryside. Spend some time in Montreux, shopping and looking around the Christmas Market. Next head to the Castle of Chillon, one of the most famous monuments in Switzerl..
Prices from : 183 €
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..
Rue de l'Arquebuse 20 CH - 1204 Genève
Grand Rue 3 CH - 1204 Genève
Renowned chefs Paulo Airaudo and Francesco Gasbarro are at the helm of this delightful trattoria in old Geneva. Simply prepared organic ingredients, fresh homemade pasta and a minimalist decor. They follow Leonardo da Vinci's motto to the letter: &qu..
Quai du Mont-Blanc 11 CH - 1211 Genève
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 des Bergues 33 CH - 1201 Genève
Offering a taste of Italy on Lake Geneva, this restaurant combines a chic decor (superb pilasters and paintings) with elegant Italian cuisine which is light, subtle and fragant. A delightful dining experience!
Avenue Ste. Clotilde 18 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 Wilson 47 CH - 1201 Genève
Large bay windows facing the lake and a carefully designed, simple yet chic decor - the ideal setting in which to enjoy dishes created by famous and talented chef Michel Roth, who made his name in the Lasserre and Ritz restaurants in Paris. The fine ..
Rue Dr. Alfred-Vincent 17 CH - 1201 Genève
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..
Route des Acacias 34 CH - 1227 Genève
Crispy soft-boiled egg and sauté mushrooms with garlic is just one of the delicious dishes on the menu at this restaurant. The fine ingredients (including fish from the lake and Swiss cheeses) are showcased in carefully prepared dishes that are full ..
Quai du Mont-Blanc 13 CH - 1201 Genève
Cannelloni fondant, Swiss veal filet mignon and apple opaline are just some of the top quality dishes served in this restaurant. The skilful chef perfectly illustrates Le Chat Botté's philosophy that industry and knowledge are worth far more than mat..