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Geneva

Geneva

Geneva nestles like a sparkling jewel on the shores of Lake Geneva. Here everything exudes luxury, quality, elegance and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The place is buzzing with people from all corners of the world. The city has excellent restaurants, exclusive shops, beautiful parks, a vibrant cultural life and interesting museums. A practical aspect is that Geneva is geographically quite small. You can wander around the town in an hour, and it is easy to go on quick one-day excursions to the idyllic surroundings.

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Jet d´Eau

Jet d´Eau is one of the highest water fountains in the world and a famous landmark of Geneva, which you can see from almost everywhere in the centre and up to very far in the surroundings (even past the border!). The fountain shoots 500 litres of water a second to a height of 140 metres.

Address
Jet d´Eau, Geneva
UN Headquarters - Palais des Nations

The United Nation’s European headquarters is located in a stately marble building surrounded by green parks. This is a must-see in Geneva, and it would really be a shame to miss it for it is such an important part in the identity of the city. For a closer look you can book a scheduled tour.

Address
14, avenue de la Paix, Geneva
L’Opéra Bouffe

In a relaxed atmosphere, this trendy and affordable bistro serves various International dishes. Dining here, you will find yourself in a restaurant with wine bottles piled from floor to ceiling. The background classical music provides a soothing atmosphere.

Address
Avenue de Frontenex 5, Geneva
Restaurant Le Lyrique

Right in the middle of the music district, next to the Grand Théâtre, you will find this restaurant with a luxurious Parisian atmosphere that serves fine French cuisine. On the gilded walls, portraits of music maestros such as Verdi and Strauss are hanged.

Address
Bd. du Théâtre 12, Geneva
Rue du Rhône

This street is like a pearl necklace of exclusive shops, reminiscent of Marbella, Gstaad and Beverly Hills. You will find prestige watch sellers, jewellery and designer clothes, all the biggest names are covered. Here, Cartier, Patek Philippe and Rolex share the stage with Piaget, Audemars Piguet and Gucci.

Address
Rue du Rhône, Geneva
Rue des Alpes

Around the railway station are shops with typical Swiss souvenirs like chocolate, cuckoo clocks, Swiss Army knives, musical boxes, handicrafts and Mont Blanc pens. The shops have names like Little Switzerland, Swiss Tradition and Swiss Corner.

Address
Rue des Alpes, Geneva

Geneva International Airport

Geneva International Airport is located about 4 kilometres from the city centre and is easy accessible from the city of Geneva. Unireso public transportation network has various means of transport like trains and buses and the same ticket can be used for both. The trains take about 6 minutes between the airport and the Central Station in Geneva (Cornavin) and are very regular. The station is very well indicated at the airport and you can purchase tickets from the machines at the station. Bus number 10 to the Central Station takes about 15 minutes and the ticket is valid for one hour on public transport. The urban buses stop every 8-15 minutes to pick up passengers. The tickets can be bought from the ticket machines and the railway station. Note that the Geneva Unireso Network is free for anyone arriving by plane at Geneva Airport. This offer is limited to 80 minutes, counted from arrival time. Pick up your free ticket from the machine in the baggage collection area. In many hotels you will receive the Geneva Transport Card which gives you a free pass to the entire transport network. There are free shuttle bus services transporting guests to a selection of Swiss hotels. Visit the website to see if your hotel is on the list.

Address
Geneva International Airport, Geneva

Public Transport

Geneva has excellent local public transport consisting of bus, trolley bus, tram, boat and train. The Unireso public transportation network lets you use the same ticket for all means of transportation. Tickets can be bought from ticket machines, agencies and online. A weekly pass and a monthly pass are also available. Note that the Geneva Unireso Network is free for anyone arriving by plane at Geneva Airport. This offer is limited to 80 minutes, counted from arrival time. Pick up your free ticket from the machine in the baggage collection area. At your hotel you will receive the Geneva Transport Card which gives you a free passport to the entire transport network. TPG (Trams and buses) www.tpg.ch TAC (Buses) www.reseau-tac.fr TPN (Buses) www.bustpn.ch SBB (Trains) www.cff.ch SMGN (Boats)