Geneva Travel Guide

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Activities
Jet d'Eau
Jet d'Eau is the celebrated symbol of Geneva. It's a jet that sprays 8,000 gallons of water per minute, 500 feet in the air.
  • Quai Gustave-Ador
  • Geneva, Geneva 1207 Switzerland

Jet d'Eau

Jet d'Eau is the celebrated symbol of Geneva. It's a jet that sprays 8,000 gallons of water per minute, 500 feet in the air.
Quai Gustave-Ador Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Rue du Rhône Shopping
Geneva is a wealthy city, and it stands to reason it has fabulous shopping. Rue du Rhône is filled with the world's most luxurious brands. Of course, the No. 1 luxury item to get there is a Swiss watch. In fact, Geneva is known as Watch City.
  • Rue du Rhône
  • Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

Rue du Rhône Shopping

Geneva is a wealthy city, and it stands to reason it has fabulous shopping. Rue du Rhône is filled with the world's most luxurious brands. Of course, the No. 1 luxury item to get there is a Swiss watch. In fact, Geneva is known as Watch City.
Rue du Rhône Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Flea market
The prices in Geneva are so high that even the flea market is expensive, but you'll find a great collection of bric-a-brac to browse. The city flea market is held in the morning on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
  • Plaine de Plainpalais
  • Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

Flea market

The prices in Geneva are so high that even the flea market is expensive, but you'll find a great collection of bric-a-brac to browse. The city flea market is held in the morning on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Plaine de Plainpalais Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Old Town
This neighborhood features galleries, interior design stores, antique shops and restaurants. Crowning Old Town is the Cathedral of Saint Pierre, which was the adopted home church of John Calvin, earning the city the nickname Protestant Rome.
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Geneva, Geneva 1204 Switzerland

Old Town

This neighborhood features galleries, interior design stores, antique shops and restaurants. Crowning Old Town is the Cathedral of Saint Pierre, which was the adopted home church of John Calvin, earning the city the nickname Protestant Rome.
Geneva, Switzerland Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
CERN
Visitors can take a free 3-hour guided tour of the headquarters of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN boasts the world's largest underground scientific facility, a 17-mile tunnel that runs through France and Switzerland.
  • Route de Meyrin 385
  • Meyrin, Geneva 1211 Switzerland

CERN

Visitors can take a free 3-hour guided tour of the headquarters of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN boasts the world's largest underground scientific facility, a 17-mile tunnel that runs through France and Switzerland.
Route de Meyrin 385 Meyrin, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +11 41-22-76-761-11
Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman, wraps around Geneva like a horseshoe. On the left side of the lake, you'll find excellent shopping streets and the steep hill into Old Town. On the right, you'll find the city's well-known hotels along the lake front.
  • Lake Geneva
  • Geneva, Geneva Switzerland

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva, or Lac Léman, wraps around Geneva like a horseshoe. On the left side of the lake, you'll find excellent shopping streets and the steep hill into Old Town. On the right, you'll find the city's well-known hotels along the lake front.
Lake Geneva Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Les Diablerets
A gorgeous 2-hour drive along Lake Geneva is up a winding mountain road to Les Diablerets, or little demons. It doesn't get more Swiss than this family resort, which offers winter sports from skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding.
  • Les Diablerets
  • Ormont-Dessus, Vaud 1865 Switzerland

Les Diablerets

A gorgeous 2-hour drive along Lake Geneva is up a winding mountain road to Les Diablerets, or little demons. It doesn't get more Swiss than this family resort, which offers winter sports from skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding.
Les Diablerets Ormont-Dessus, Vaud, Switzerland

Hotels
Hotel D'Angleterre
Since 1891, Hotel D'Angleterre has been one of Europe's finest hotels. The rooms are exquisitely and individually decorated, and on a clear day, offer a perfect view of the lake and Mont Blanc. It's absolutely exquisite, but also quite expensive.
  • 17 Quai du Mont-Blanc
  • Geneva, Geneva 1201 Switzerland

Hotel D'Angleterre

Since 1891, Hotel D'Angleterre has been one of Europe's finest hotels. The rooms are exquisitely and individually decorated, and on a clear day, offer a perfect view of the lake and Mont Blanc. It's absolutely exquisite, but also quite expensive.
17 Quai du Mont-Blanc Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +11 41-22-906-5555

Restaurants & Bars
Chez Ma Cuisine
  • 6 Place du Bourg-de-Four
  • Geneva, Geneva 1204 Switzerland

Chez Ma Cuisine

6 Place du Bourg-de-Four Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: 41 22 310 96 96
Cafe Art's
Café Art's is a great place to stop for a drink before dinner in the Paquis. The café has art exhibitions, and local artists are regular customers there.
  • Rue des Pâquis 17,
  • Geneva, Geneva 1201 Switzerland

Cafe Art's

Café Art's is a great place to stop for a drink before dinner in the Paquis. The café has art exhibitions, and local artists are regular customers there.
Rue des Pâquis 17, Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +11 41-22-738-0797