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Things to do in Geneva

You’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do in Geneva. Explore the wonders of this magnificent city as you enjoy shopping, sightseeing and fantastic dining and nightlife. If you have time, it’s well worth visiting the spectacular surrounding areas.

No trip is complete without a visit to Jet d’Eau, an impressive 140 metre fountain that dominates the harbour and many depictions of the city. Then enjoy a pit stop at Chocolaterie du Rhone, a Genevan chocolaterie and tea room – its sweet treats will not disappoint. Book one of our carefully selected experiences and get the most from your Geneva break, whether you choose a whistle-stop city tour or daytrip to the beautiful Lausanne, Montreux and Chateau de Chillon.

Shopping.

Shopping

Geneva’s exclusive shops centre on the perimeters of Rues Basses – the chic Rue du Rhone, Rue de la Confederation, Rue Marche and Rue de la Croix-d’Or. Pick up Swiss chocolate or window-shop in the watch and jewellery shops that line the streets. Visit the old town, St-Gervais and Pȃquis districts for a stroll around the antiques quarter and art galleries.

Sightseeing.

Sightseeing

Admire the architecture of St Peter’s cathedral or explore the world-renowned Botanical Gardens. Visit the English Garden where the spectacular L’Horloge Fleurie, ‘flower clock’, was installed to honour Geneva’s watch-making industry and is now decorated in over 6,300 plants. One mile from the city you’ll find Carouge, a little artisan town famous for book and antique restorers, glass blowers and watchmakers.

Food.

Food

Dine at Mon-Repos Park and enjoy delicious French cuisine overlooking Lake Geneva – the open-air terrace and lush gardens provide a charming setting in the summer months. For that special meal, head to Michelin-starred restaurant Auberge du Lion d’Or in the elite Cologny district. Or opt for bistro-style Au Pied de Cochon, which is situated in a trendy part of town and serves great food at an affordable price.

Nightlife.

Nightlife

Geneva nightlife ranges from live music outlets like Au Chat Noir, where you can listen to soul singers and jazz musicians to trendy hangouts like Gold & Platinum where you can party until the early hours. FloorTWOBar is located in the Grand Hotel Kempinski – sip cocktails as you take in the great views.

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