Top attractions in Geneva
10 Places of Interest in Geneva
Switzerland enjoys some of the best quality of life in the world. Geneva is the stronghold of its French-speaking society, so take a dip into the sweet life. Where should you begin?
1. Palace of Nations
This building is the European seat of the United Nations. You can take a guided tour in - true to form - over 15 languages, and learn about the work that the UN does.
2. Parc des Bastions
As if Geneva weren't pristine enough already, this park is a lovely oasis of greenery in the center. Seasonal activities include ice skating!
Groundbreaking research is taking place under the Alps at this visitable science center, famous for its massive particle accelerator and the invention of the internet.
8. Gruyere Tasting
Leave Geneva for an afternoon and go into the neighboring countryside to the factory. Learn about the history of production of Gruyere products and taste some yourself!
Geneva's museum of modern and contemporary art is located in an old factory building. Marcel Duchamp has a permanent collection there, and exhibitions change frequently.
Frequently asked questions about Geneva
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Planning Your Visit
When should I go?
Actually, the best time to go is in August, when the weather can get a little cooler - a perfect summer breeze. There's also a festival going on in the city! Of course, if you're planning to ski while you're in Switzerland, winter is better.
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- Best time to visit
- If you aren't visiting for the incredible winter ski season, try to visit Geneva in August, when there is a great summer breeze, and the city hosts an amazing festival!
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What people are saying about Geneva
The trip to the Glacier 3000 was without a doubt a unique experience, from the moment we got on the bus to the moment our trip ended. Thomas, our tour guy was very friendly, patient and very informative, it was great to have him as our guide. We went on August 6th and thank God it was sunny and beautiful, but the bridge still felt cold and windy so wear warm clothes. The roller coaster is a must especially if you have you g children. I would highly recommend it.
The beautiful ancient old city, full of canals, flowers, and because this was a summer Sunday, it was holding one of the biggest open markets in any town in Switzerland or France. Every street in thge old town was lined with every type of food, flowers, spices, and dry goods.
I consider the 'Swiss Riviera' tour an absolute "must do", for anyone visiting Geneva! Every turn along the journey left me smiling. Indeed, the absolute beauty of this region is something both unique and special!
It was an amazing experience, perfect weather for a perfect day in the Alps.Bus ride was great our ,driver Tom was very helpful.There was no guide but we did not have any trouble finding our way around.
The one hour cruise was really nice way to catch up the great city in very short time.