A first trip to Geneva - and to Switzerland!



Description:

Lively Cosmopolitan Geneva offering the diversity of a very special multi-cultural and intellectual atmosphere. Home to many Non-Governmental organizations and the United Nations as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross.

YOUR TO DO LIST:

See the city by foot.

Practice your high school French.

Promenade along the entire shoreline!

Explore the Vielle Ville (Old Town)

Sail on an old paddle steamer to Yvoire, France (medieval floral village) just in time for lunch on a terrace.

Discover Swiss French cuisine mixed with all other nationalities.

Check out the nightlife in some chic spots.

Do the museums! Look for Swiss culture and history and European art!

Take the train along the shore to Lausanne, home to the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Museum.

(Photo courtesy of Switzerland Tourism © )

Author: Sonja Holverson


Genève Tourisme

Location:

rue du Mont Blanc 18
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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Day 1 - Geneva


Switzerland at last! Your Alpine dream is going to come true.


1

Gare De Geneve

Location:

Place Cornavin 7
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7070
fax: +41 22 909 7011


2

Swissôtel Genève Métropole

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Location:

quai du Général-Guisan 34
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 318 3200
fax: +41 22 318 3300
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3

L'Horloge Fleurie

Location:

Jardin anglais
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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4

Jardin Anglais (Le)

Location:

quai du Général-Guisan
1200 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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5

Chez ma Cousine

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Location:

Place du Bourg de Four 6
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1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 310 9696
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Day 2 - Geneva


Saturday in Geneva. Promenade along the lake with the locals. If it's raining go directly to the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire. A big Saturday night in Geneva is planned!.


1

Geneva's Lakefront

Location:

quai Gustave Ador
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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2

Le Jet d'Eau

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Location:

jetée des Eaux Vives
1207 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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3

Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

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Location:

2, rue Charles-Galland
Between bd. Jacques-Dalcroze and bd. Helvétique
1206 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 418 2600
fax: +41 22 418 2601
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4

Relais de L'Entrecôte

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Location:

rue du Rhône 49
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 310 6004
fax: +41 22 310 6004
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5

Alhambar

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Location:

Rue de la Rôtisserie 10
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 312 1313
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Day 3 - Geneva


Sunday is family day in Switzerland and many stores are closed. Can't miss a visit to the International Red Cross Museum to watch Swiss children learn an important part of their history. The evening is reserved to experience some Swiss cuisine.


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Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge

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Location:

17, av. de la Paix
1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 748 9511
fax: +41 22 748 9528
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3

Cave Valaisanne et Chalet Suisse

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Location:

boulevard Georges Favon 23
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 328 1236
fax: +41 22 328 5820
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Day 4 - Geneva, Carouge


While the locals are off to work on this Monday morning, take a walking tour of the Vielle Ville (Old Town) and the Plainpalais Park area.

Lunch:
Soupcon Restaurant Bar
Place du Bourg-de-Four 8
1204 Genève
TEL: 022 318 37 37
http://www.soupcon.ch/

And then it will be off for the shops! Since you will be going further into Switzerland where it is somewhat less expensive, make your chocolate purchases outside Geneva.

Dinner in Carouge, a very chic quarter of Geneva:
Cafe des Negociants
rue de la Filature 29
1227 Carouge GE
TEL : 022 300 31 30
info@negociants.ch


1

Vielle Ville (Old Town)

Location:

place du Bourg de Four
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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2

Cathédrale St Pierre (La)

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Location:

place du Bourg de Four 24
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 311 7575
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3

Place du Bourg de Four

Location:

place du Bourg de Four
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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4

Promenade de la Treille

Location:

promenade de la Treille
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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5

Promenade des Bastions

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Location:

promenade des Bastions
1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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6

Maison Tavel

Location:

6, rue du Puits Saint-Pierre
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 418 3700
fax: +41 22 418 3701
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7

Rue du Rhône

Location:

rue du Rhône
1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011
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8

Carouge

Location:

Boulevard des Promenades
1227 Carouge, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 307 8987
fax: +41 22 342 5329
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Day 5 - Geneva


You may be "walked out" by now and ready for a cruise. You can relax aboard an old Belle Epoque paddle steamer on the lake. The embarkation is just steps from your hotel at the Jardin Anglais. Sail to Yvoire, France (medieval floral village) just in time for lunch on a terrace at Les jardins du Leman restaurant (reserve to be sure). Then admire the gardens full of spring blossoms with the castle and lake in the background. Stop in the village shops until the boat returns to take me back to Geneva.

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE NAVIGATION SUR LE LAC LEMAN
INFOLINE +41 (0) 848 811 848 (schedules vary by season)
7 :30 AM - 6 :00 PM
info@cgn.ch
Embarkation Geneva : Jardin Anglais near the bridge of Mont Blanc

Les jardins du Leman
Valérie et Enrique Aguzzoli
Grande Rue (D6) - 74140 Yvoire
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 72 80 32 - Fax: +33 (0) 4 50 72 92 89
E-mail: jardins-du-leman@wanadoo.fr
Internet : www.lesjardinsduleman.com


It will be now 5 days in Geneva (and France!) struggling with your high school French (although most people speak English but you may want to try to speak French!) But by now you will probably need to speak English so on your last night you will have supper in an Irish pub with expats and locals and talk a lot!


1

Mulligan's Irish Pub

Location:

rue de Grenus 14
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 732 8576


Day 6 - Geneva


Last day in Geneva but your train does not leave until evening and you can't leave without visiting the United Nations.

On the way to the train station. do some last minute souvenir shopping on the Rue du Mont-Blanc.

TRAIN departs Geneva: 17:56 arrives Lausanne 18:40 ready to discover another Swiss city!


1

Le Palais des Nations

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Location:

14, av. de la Paix
Parc de l'Ariana
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 917 1234
fax: +41 22 917 0123
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Rue du Mont-Blanc

Location:

rue du Mont Blanc
1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Contact:

tel: +41 22 909 7000
fax: +41 22 909 7011


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