Visit the city

Geneva is home to some of the most famous chocolate producers and many spectacular sites to discover. Take the time to visit the city during your stay! 

Geneva is a city in Switzerland located at the southern end of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). The city is surrounded by the Jura and the Alps. You will be able to discover a magnificent view of the famous Mont Blanc. Geneva is also the headquarters of the United Nations and the Red Cross in Europe. It is a key place in the world in the diplomatic and banking fields. 
Many cultures meet in Geneva where you can also feel the French atmosphere, from language to gastronomy and bohemian districts like Carouge.

Not to be missed during your stay:

  • The Jet d’Eau, Geneva’s landmark
    The magnificent water jet is 140 metres high, with 500 litres of water passing through it per second at a speed of 200 km per hour! Used initially for distributing the Rhône's propelling force to the city's craftspeople, it became the Jet d'Eau when the workshops required an additional flow. Since 1891 it has graced the centre of Geneva's harbour, and is the must-see tourist attraction!
  • The Old Town and its treasures
    The Vieille-Ville is the largest historic town in Switzerland, and is dominated by St. Peter's Cathedral, the symbolic location of the Reformation. Climb the 157 steps to the top of the tower for a unique panorama of the city. Then take a stroll in the charming surrounding alleys and passageways, each telling its own story about Geneva's history.
  • The Palais des Nations, symbol of Geneva, capital of peace 
    Built between 1929 and 1936 and located at the heart of the Parc de l'Ariana, the Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, and is the largest UN centre after New York. More than 25,000 delegates pass through the centre each year, and many works of art are on display there. Furthermore, the Palais opens its doors daily and provides fascinating guided tours!
  • CERN, the world's accelerator of science
    The Globe of Science and Innovation, representing the Earth, embodies CERN's message to society in the fields of science, particle physics, cutting edge technologies and applications. Measuring 27 metres high and 40 metres across, the Globe is an unprecedented visual landmark both day and night. The 'Universe of Particles' exhibition on the ground floor takes visitors on an immersive journey into the world of particles, up to the Big Bang.

Source: Geneva Tourism

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