Discover the hidden gems of the old town of Geneva

Discover the hidden gems of the old town of Geneva

Strolling along the lake promenade
With its international airport boasting an extensive network of 132 direct destinations, Geneva is easily accessible. Set in an outstanding natural landscape, the city is the perfect tourist destination for a short getaway on the continent.
The beauty of the old town
The Quay Mont Blanc, alongside Lake Geneva, is only a few minutes from the station and offers a spectacular view of the Lake and the Jet-D’eau fountain. An icon of the city, this water fountain is the tallest in the world, shooting water approximately 140 metres into the air. The Bain des Pâquis, on the western shore, draws visitors and locals alike, who flock to its unique bathing areas to enjoy a spectacular view on the lake or a sunbathe on the jetty. To reach the far bank of the lake, you can either cross via the Mont-Blanc Bridge and reach the Lake promenade or hop aboard one of the famous ‘Mouettes’, the yellow taxi shuttle boats from the Bain des Pâquis. The Mouettes operate between 4 different harbours, providing a lovely and convenient way to explore the city.
In the old town, known as ‘Protestant Rome’ under Jean Calvin, enjoy a journey back in time by visiting the International Museum of the Reformation. The old town is presided over by the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, which construction began in the twelfth century. Climb the 157 stairs of Saint-Pierre Cathedral’s tower and admire the stunning panorama from the top. Taking bus lines F, V, Z or 8 – alighting at “Appia”- go visit the Palais des Nations, the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Within Geneva’s train station you will find a hairdressing salon, fashion boutiques and a supermarket where you can purchase local specialties such as chocolate or Swiss cheeses.

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