Where I’ve been: Day trips and outings from Geneva

When visiting my Dad in Geneva we did some outings on the weekends so I got to see a bit of the nearby France and Switzerland. So if you’ve visited Geneva’s city center and took a stroll along the lake and are now looking for something else to do, here are options for your trip. To give you a feeling of what you can do I tried to sort the different options by season: Continue reading

Where I’ve been: Skiing at the Grand Massif, France, 2010

When my father was still living in Geneva, we went there for a long Pists at the Grand Massif Franceweekend in Winter to go skiing. As Geneva is perfectly situated for skiers, we stayed at my dad’s house and went on day trips on long weekends in 2009 and 2010.

If there is enough snow and you want a short trip, then you can head to the Jura mountains on Genevas back. But that is not a very big ski area and the mountains are not at all as high as the alps. But if you are looking for a real big ski area, then the huge ski area Grand Massif with its 256km of skiable pists in France at only 52km from Geneva is your pick. Continue reading

Where I’ve been: Annecy, France, 2008

Annecy CanalsFor the weekend I would like to show you another place where I’ve been: the little French town in the Alps, Annecy. You can get there in about an hour by car from Geneva which is about 40km away from Annecy on the other side of the border in Switzerland. The town is situated at the Lac d’Annecy, an Alp lake where in summer you can go for a little boat trip and close to the lake you have little canals with many boats too. Continue reading