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Summer in Geneva

Associated with humanitarian traditions and cosmopolitan flair, Geneva offers rich heritage, a beautiful old town, fascinating museums, famous shops, and stunning natural landscapes that include vistas of Lake Geneva and the Alps.

Conservatory and Botanical Garden

A museum that's alive! The Botanical Garden has a collection of over 12,000 species and is a feast for the senses; an expression of the naturalistic spirit that prevailed in Geneva since its first botanical garden was created in 1817.

Today, the Conservatory and Botanical Garden occupy an area of 28 hectares. The herbarium with six million samples is one of the largest in the world.

Jet d'Eau, symbol of Geneva

Have you met Geneva's most famous star?

It all began many years ago when our ancestors used the river Rhône for the city's craftsmen. Nowadays and since its installation in 1891 near Eaux-Vives harbour, the Geneva Jet d'Eau fountain has been the city's most notable landmark and its show is a must-see. Admire the beauty of Geneva as 7,000 litres of water jets off into the air!

  • Water fountain of 140 metres high
  • Pumps 500 litres per second at 200 km/h
  • Beautifully lit at night
  • Situated where the Rhône meets Lake Geneva

 

Palais des Nations

Make the most of your visit to Geneva by discovering the European headquarters of the United Nations, symbolising peace and freedom since 1938.

A place of diplomacy and resolution, the Palais des Nations annually welcomes 25,000 delegates from all over the world who travel to Geneva for international meetings. After New York, it is the most important destination for UN decision-making. Guided tours are offered on a daily basis.

  • European headquarters of the UN
  • A landmark of Geneva
  • Daily guided tours

 

Carouge

Built in the 18th century adjoining Geneva, the entire village of Carouge is listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Feel the ambiance of its Sardinian roots by strolling along cobblestone streets, relaxing under its famous shaded terrace during summertime and discovering its charming shops.

When night falls, Carouge becomes lively with many trendy bars. Families and friends get together for a drink and a meal with outstanding local food and regional produce.

  • 18th Century Sardinian roots
  • Geneva's "dolce vita"
  • Meeting place for family and friends

 

Mont-Salève

Enjoy a nice getaway from the city to admire beautiful panoramic views of Geneva and its surroundings.

Just a few minutes from the city of John Calvin, you will discover Geneva's ‘home mountain' which offers breathtaking views after a cable-car ride of just five minutes. There are also opportunities to enjoy sport activities such as hiking, paragliding, mountain biking and even cross-country skiing during the winter season.

  • Gateway to nature
  • Cable-car to an altitude of 1,100 m
  • Panoramic views of the area

 

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