Geneva Attractions

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  • Airport
  • Bourg-de-Four
  • Palais des Nations
  • St. Pierre Cathedral
  • The "best things to do list" is actually very long for such compact medieval city such as Geneva situated on the largest lake in Europe with the Swiss and French Alps in the backdrop (one of which is Mont Blanc, the highest Mountain is Western Europe). On the border of France, sharing the Jura Mountains, every direction you look is breathtaking.

    One way to see our top 10 picks is to embark on one of the many tourist boats including some 19th c. paddle wheelers and go out on Lake Geneva for a relaxing cruise and an overall view of the city. Near the boat quays stop at The Flower Clock, with a diameter of 5 meters in the Jardin Anglais and intricately decorated with 1'000s of plants and flowers.

    Then walk across the busy streets, including the rue du Rhone luxury shopping paradise, going uphill into the Vielle Ville (Old City) and into another moment of time with ancient buildings, delightful squares, antique shops, galleries and more. Dominating the Vielle Ville, is the 12th c. St. Pierre Cathedral that was stripped of its décor by the austere 15th c. Reformists whose statues are at the bottom of the city wall below and the Promenade de la Treille.

    The United Nations is worth a visit and is just across from another top pick which is the Museum of the International Red Cross. A lesser known spot is the Ile Rousseau named after Genevois Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 18th c. philosopher. Escape the rushing people going across the bridge and stop for a moment in or near the 18th c. pavilion.

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    Swiss Boat Cruises

    Quai du Mont Blanc 4

    Sailing on the calm waters of Lake Geneva bordered by the Swiss and French Alps... read more

    L'Horloge Fleurie

    Jardin anglais

    The Flower Clock... read more

    Vielle Ville (Old Town)

    place du Bourg de Four

    Historical center of Geneva... read more

    Cathédrale St Pierre (La)

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    place du Bourg de Four 24

    12 c.Protestant Cathedrale... read more

    Promenade de la Treille

    promenade de la Treille

    A Bench With A View... read more

    Ile Rousseau

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    pont des Bergues

    The Philosopher & the Islet... read more

    Le Palais des Nations

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    14, av. de la Paix
    Parc de l'Ariana

    The United Nations Organization... read more

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

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    17, av. de la Paix

    The World's First Humanitarian Organization...
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    Musée Rath

    place de Neuve

    Art Museum... read more

    Rue du Rhône

    rue du Rhône

    Haute Couture & Exquisite Jewelry... read more

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    Bois de la Batie

    chemin de la Bâtie

    A Walk in the Woods... read more

    Promenade des Bastions

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    promenade des Bastions

    An Oasis of Tranquility... read more

    Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

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

    Well-kept Secret... read more

    Le Jet d'Eau

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    jetée des Eaux Vives

    Geneva's Most Famous Tourist Attraction... read more

    Symphonicity STING

    3, Route Des Batailleux

    Symphonicity STING is touring Europe this Autumn with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Arena de Geneve, Sunday September 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM... read more

    Elton John & Ray Cooper

    3, Route Des Batailleux

    Elton John & Ray Cooper performing in Geneva, Sunday December 19,2010 7:00 PM... read more

    Gilles Desplanches

    rue de la Conféderation 2

    A Chocolate Bar... read more

    Eaux-Vives Park

    quai Gustave Ador 82

    Lovely View of the Lake... read more

    Au Paradoxe Perdu

    rue des Bains 23

    Comic Books & Paraphernalia... read more

    Jouets Weber

    12, rue de la Croix-d'Or

    The Best Toy Shop... read more
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