On the western shore of Lake Geneva, on the border with France, Geneva is a must-see city in Switzerland. Symbol of Geneva, the famous water jet on Lake Geneva tells you that you have arrived!
Tempted by an excursion to Geneva? Our Swiss neighbor can be reached in less than an hour by motorway. Renowned for its jewelry stores, banks and luxury hotels, Geneva also invites you to stroll through its old town, its parks and its museums.
Geneva, the cosmopolitan
Geneva is world famous for being home to international organizations such as the UN or CERN.
The Palace of Nations has been home to the United Nations headquarters since 1946. It is the second largest UN center after New York and offers a beautiful view of Lake Geneva and Mont-Blanc.
Le CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) invites you to unravel the mysteries of the Universe through guided tours and permanent exhibitions. Its emblem, the Globe of Science and Innovation, is 27 meters high and 40 meters in diameter. It is visible from afar… On the ground floor of the Globe, the “Universe of Particles” exhibition offers visitors an immersive journey through the world of particles up to the Big Bang.
Walk through the alleys of the Old City to discover the history of Geneva and its medieval atmosphere. The Cathedral of St-Pierre, high place of the Reformation, dominates the city. For a unique panorama, climb the 157 steps that lead you to the top of its tower.
Do not miss to visit the Parc des Bastions The reformers wall, giant statues bearing the effigy of the great actors of the Reformation, Jean Calvin, Guillaume Farel, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox.
Geneva is also the cradle of watchmaking, of which you will find a nice nod, " the flower clock In the English garden. Made up of 6500 plants and flowers, it is the most photographed clock in the country.
Geneva is distinguished by its cultural offer, in particular by the large number of museums it has. Among them :
Le Museum of the Reformation invites you to discover the history of religions and Geneva life. The Red Cross Museum offers you a unique experience of initiation into humanitarian action.
Finally, immerse yourself in the history of Swiss watchmaking at Patek Philippe Museum, one of the most beautiful watchmaking museums in the world.
Good plan for families: Extend your visit to Geneva at Museum of Natural History. More than 8000 m² of galleries take you around the world to discover fauna, mammals, birds and minerals.
2 steps from Geneva
On your route between Rumilly and Geneva, these sites may interest you:
Lovers of nature and beautiful views?
The Salève mountain, nicknamed "the balcony of Geneva", rises to 1379 m above sea level and offers unspoiled natural spaces. Ideal for a family hike or a nature activity offered by the Maison du Salève. Don't miss to gain height with the Salève cable car. In less than 5 minutes, you will have access to the most beautiful panorama over Geneva and Lake Geneva.
Fancy a fun outing with the children?
Leisure time at Vitam'Parc : a water park open all year round to have fun. In winter, discover the 25 m swimming pool, the balneotherapy pool with 33 ° water, a paddling pool for toddlers and 5 fun and thrilling slides. In summer, the space expands outside with 4 additional slides and a second fun paddling pool. Fun guaranteed!