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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.

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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 ..

  • Old Town Recommended Recommended

    pl. Neuve

    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..

  • St Peter's Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    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..

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Hotels Geneva

  • Hotel de Geneve

    1, place Isaac-Mercier CH - 1201 Geneva

    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..

  • Tiffany Hotel

    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..

  • Hotel des Tourelles Two stars Two stars

    Boulevard James Fazy 2 CH - 1201 Geneva

    Prix Prices from : 130 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 ..

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Leisure activities Geneva

  • 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 : 45 €

    The city tour of Geneva will bring you to visit the International part of Geneva through the center of the world's peacemaking organizations followed by a panoramic road highlighting Geneva's scenic route. Following the bus tour, get a taste of Ge..


    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..

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Restaurants Geneva

  • Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Bayview Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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 ..

  • La Cantine des Commerçants Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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..

  • Tiffany Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Rue de l'Arquebuse 20 CH - 1204 Genève

  • La Bottega Quite comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Le Chat Botté Top class comfort restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Le Bistrot Laz Nillo Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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 ..

  • Il Lago Top class comfort and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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!

  • Vertig'O Quite comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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 ..

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