Bains des Pâquis, Geneva

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    Walking & Getting Wet by Lake Geneva

    by jumpingnorman Written Aug 23, 2014

    Our JumpingFamily was walking in Geneva during the summer of 2013 near the Jet D"eau fountain, passing through boats and at the end, we find this entrance to a place where we could see people swimming in the lake! There was an low entrance fee, and we paid this to get closer to the water. The place is called Bains des Paquis and is a popular beach on the artificially peninsula tipping from Paquis (western bank) into the Lake. It has a charactristic lighthouse at the end of penicula.

    As our JumpingTwins were walking, they were delighted to see huge swans (or are they geese?) with huge nests with eggs! And also, it was great for the kids because there was slide by the water. It was also a great place for photo opportunities with the famous Geneva fountain, Jet D'eau.

    Entrance is during the winter, 2CHF in the summer 1st May-14th September. And during winter, they have the Sauna at Bains de Pâquis which we will have to try when we get back to Geneva :)

    Bain de Paquis, Geneva Jet d Our JumpingTwins at a waterslide in Geneva Jumpingwife at distance, with the giant bird JumpingSon getting we in Geneva, summer 2013

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    Relax on Les Bains des Paquis

    by Tripack Updated Aug 17, 2005

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    A must be see. A summer very popular spot from the little mermaids to the sharks...

    There you could enjoy a swin in lake, a sunbath, people watching, a sauna or an hamam (Turkish bath) session, a foot massage, a drink or meal to the Buvette des Bains... with a unique view and athmosphere of the Geneva rade!

    A pleasant place worth to experience.

    Open from mid-april to mid-September from 9AM to 8 PM.

    Entrance fee:
    Adults : CHF 2.-
    Kids, pensioners: CHF 1.-

    Swim in the Lake
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    Public beaches around the lake

    by Ritchie_Lionheart Written Aug 3, 2003

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    How to spend a hot summer day in Geneva when temperatures climb well into the 30s? True, it might not always last for weeks, as it does this summer 2003, but...a jump into the lake is the easiest and cheapest method to avoid melting.

    The following website lists beaches. While the water is cleaner around smaller villages, even the Bains des Paquis right in the middle of Geneva won't kill you.

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    Les Bains des Paquis

    by vanessadb Updated Jul 24, 2003

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    Geneva does not have a beach. Yet it does have a lake and this is the closest to a beach that you will find in Geneva: Les Bains des Paquis is a big dock on the lake, where you can tan, swim, drink, eat, and most definitely people watch! A very interesting mix of people.

    Watch out, the water tends to be coldish....

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    Bains des Paquis

    by Lilasel Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    The Bains des Paquis have become one of the most popular summer spots in Geneva. People come here to swim but also to enjoy the drinks counter or listen to the occasional concert.

    having a walk with Laura

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