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  • 1. Le Jet d'Eau

    4 out of 5 stars

    Photos: 1. The Jet d'eau in Geneva harbor. 2. During the European football (soccer) championships in the summer of 2008 a huge ball was suspended above the fountain and kept up in the air by the force...

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  • 2. Lake Boat Trips

    If you are staying in any hotel in Geneva, you should have received a card providing free public transport... ...that includes the Mouettes lines, four different 'boat lines' allowing to easily cross...

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  • 3. Flower Clock

    3 out of 5 stars

    If you're at the Jardin Anglais and aren't sure what time it is, there's an unusual and pretty way to tell the time. Constructed to celebrate Switzerland's long watch-making tradition, this clock made...

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  • 4. Old Town

    Vieille Ville (Old Town) was a pleasant surprise as the only image I had from Geneva was the lake and the International Organizations. Walking up into the Old Town was full of small surprise and made...

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  • 5. Lac Léman - Lake Geneva

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Photos: 1. Looking out over Lake Geneva from the Promenade du lac 2. Cyclists on the Promenade du lac on the shore Lake Geneva 3. Lake Geneva on a summer day 4. Boats moored by the lake 5. A dock on...

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  • 6. Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

    Once a catholic church St.Pierre Cathedral is the main place of worship of Geneva’s protestants since the advent of the Reformation in 1536. It was built between 1150 and 1230 with many roman and...

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  • 7. Nations Unies - ONU

    Photos: 1. Fences at the entrance to the Palais des Nations 2. Entrance to the United Nations compound Geneva has a long history as the site of international organizations. The International...

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  • 8. Old Arsenal

    l'Ancien Arsenal (Old Arsenal) is a popular spot for tourists, it’s a medieval arcade that was built in 1625 as a granary but transformed into arsenal in early 18th century until 1877. In our days it...

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  • 9. Jardin Anglais

    Returning back to the city from Jet d’Eau I walked along the shore of Geneva lake (pic1), on my left I noticed a small peaceful park. It’s Jardin Anglais (English Garden) that was built in 1854 in...

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  • 10. Château de Chillon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I must say this was the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. Located about 2 miles south of Montreux on Lake Geneva. The castle is jaw dropping in beauty. The views are spectacular. Once inside one...

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  • 11. International Red Cross and Red Crescent

    4 out of 5 stars

    When in Geneva and low of money or having a rainy day, go to the Red Cross Museum. It has changing small expositions that are free. There is also a restaurant, a boutique and a wardrobe(not...

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  • 12. Reformation Wall

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is one of Geneva's most famous landmarks, set in the Parc des Bastions. It features the main founders of the Protestant faith. The monument was designed by a Lausanne architect at the turn of the...

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  • 13. Mont Salève

    The Mount Salève is just located to the Swiss border in France. From its 1'380 meter high you could enjoy a breathtaking panorama over all of Geneva, as well as the Alps. A panoramic restaurant and...

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  • 14. Basilica of Our Lady Notre Dame

    Basilique Notre-Dame de Geneve is a nice catholic church that is located opposite the main train station. It was built between 1852 and 1857 in neo-gothic style to serve the Geneva Catholics that gave...

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  • 15. Palais des Nations

    4 out of 5 stars

    Thousands of visitors take the tour of the Palais des Nations. But you need to have your transport with you, pass through security check, obtain a visitor’s photo id badge, be patient as an individual...

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  • 16. Mont Blanc Bridge

    Geneva is city who offers many things for visitors to see and do. Bridges connect people. And Geneva have many of this. One of the biggest and most popular bridge in Geneva is the Mont Blanc Bridge...

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  • 17. Place du Bourg-de-four

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A little park at the Place du Bourg-de-Four is the site of a remarkable statue, not of Rousseau or Calvin or the founder of the Red Cross, but of a naked, emaciated, melancholy young woman named...

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  • 18. Cern

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I visited CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) because a friend works there but worth a visit anyway as it houses a museum. It is an international organization located on the border...

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  • 19. Grand Théâtre de Genève

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Photos: 1. Waiting at the stage door after the performance. 2. Sign on the stage door (daytime). 3. Bicycle parking near the stage door. The stage door ("Entrée des Artistes") of the Grand Théâtre de...

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  • 20. Musee d'Art et d'Histoire

    4 out of 5 stars

    I love history and I love art so what better choice for me than to visit Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Museum of Art and History), the largest art museum of Geneva. It is housed on a four storey building...

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  • 21. Parc des Bastions

    Parc des Bastions is a lovely tree lined central park between Old Town and the University. It dates back to 1726 but its look has changed a lot through the centuries. I walked along promenade des...

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  • 22. Botanical Garden

    I spent about an hour in Botanical Gardens (Les conservatoire et jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève) as it is a lovely peaceful park with various rambling paths, small ponds, fountains etc Of...

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  • 23. La Tour de L'Ile

    Tour de l'Île is the only surviving structure from a 13th century château that was located on the island in the middle of the Rhône River. The castle was built to augment Geneva's defences against the...

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  • 24. Bains des Pâquis

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 25. Brunswick Monument

    I started to walk along the lake at quai du Mont-Blank when I noticed a weird monument at the other side of the road. It is Brunswick Monument, which is actually an impressive mausoleum that was built...

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