Bel'esperance

1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva, Geneva, CH-1204, Switzerland
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A short visit to France from Geneva

by GregOG

My wife and I will be landing in Geneva on the 19/12/2009 at approx. 07H00. We will need to get to Wengen by 18H00 utilising the railway system. We would like to visit France for a few hours before departing for Wengen. Ae there any suggestions were to go, we are happy to go to a smaller town close to the border?

Re: A short visit to France from Geneva

by MikeM2

We stayed in GEX because hotels in Geneva were full, easy to drive to but not typical of French towns but we found an inexpensive hotel :)

We also drove to Thonon Les Bains (40kg) more traditional city - we went swimming in Lac Leman (cold)

Border controls/formalities on these routes are not difficult we were through without delay

Re: A short visit to France from Geneva

by MikeM2

We stayed in GEX because hotels in Geneva were full, easy to drive to but not typical of French towns but we found an inexpensive hotel :)

We also drove to Thonon Les Bains (40km) more traditional city - we went swimming in Lac Leman (cold)

Border controls/formalities on these routes are not difficult we were through without delay

Re: A short visit to France from Geneva

by GregOG

Thanks MikeM2

Re: A short visit to France from Geneva

by Manara

You may visit Evian, where the famous mineral water comes from. It is by the lake as well.

Re: A short visit to France from Geneva

by K_V_B

If you need to be in Wengen by 1800 you'll have to leave Geneve at 16:10. That doesn't leave a lot of time to visit somewhere in France. Especially since France has a public transport system that isn't anywhere near as efficient as the Swiss have.


The best suggestion is probably to have a look at the airport website, and see which places in France are within an hour of the airport and have direct buses there and back. You will have to be back at the airport at 16:00 at the latest to catch the train to Bern there.

Travel Tips for Geneva

Geneva Tip

by NineMiles

The train ride around Lake Geneva was the highlight of our trip. The sunset was magical as it illuminated the Swiss Alps and reflected on the lake. I'm fairly upset that I wasn't able to take a photo of this prized vision, but a picture wouldn't have come close to communicating how awesome that sunset was.

The picture above is of a museum on the UN complex. During our visit, they were hosting a ceramics show. Doesn't sound too thrilling, but we actually enjoyed seeing different pieces from a variety of cultures.

The Salon International de l'Auto (or Geneva Motor

by eranda

The Salon International de l'Auto (or Geneva Motor Show) is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show started in 1905 and is now the only annual automobile show in Europe. The show is held at Palexpo, a giant convention center. The Salon is scheduled by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, which considers it a major international auto show.

Almost all motor combustion models have been featured in the show. Models ranging from benzene to steam, with many exotic and supercars stealing the spotlights throughout the 20th century. Prototypes, new equipment, technical breakthroughs, and international partnerships as well as political and social debates are all landmarks of this international exhibition.

Parc des Eaux-Vives

by Nemorino

Photos:
1. Parc des Eaux-Vives
2. Entrance to the park and the Scene Ella Fitzgerald

The Parc des Eaux-Vives is a smaller neighbor of the Parc de la Grange on the south shore of Lake Geneva.

The building up on the hill is a fancy French restaurant which seems to be very well known among people who are interested in that sort of thing.

For the rest of us, the park is the site of a summer music venue called "Scene Ella Fitzgerald" which specializes in free concerts of "Musiques Colorées" -- flamenco, rap, jazz, pop, funk, reggae, chanson and world folk music -- on summer evenings in July and August.

GPS 46°12'25.31" North; 6°10'21.21" East

Don't miss Carouge, a...

by xarloth

Don't miss Carouge, a neighborhood that previously belonged to Sardinia. The architecture is very different, and it's a nice place to walk around if the weather is fine. At night, go to the Chat noir, a bar with live music located at rue Vautier 13.

Live music

by Ritchie_Lionheart about Chat Noir (Carouge)

Bar, night club, the meeting spot for young people (average usually 25-35(.
Check program on the web. It can get pretty crowded, especiallly after midnight.
Carouge also has many good restaurants and bistrots. Casual.

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Address: 1 rue de la Vallee, Geneva, Geneva, CH-1204, Switzerland