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

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Where I’ve been: Geneva’s city center, 2008-2011

My dad worked and lived in Geneva from early 2008 till early 2012. This meant I visited him there about twice a year and had quite a bit of time to explore city and the region around the Lake Geneva. This is why I decided to do several posts on the city that has so much to offer. This is the one about the city center:

Geneva is said to be Switzerland’s biggest historical city. I actually spend more time in the international quarter but I absolutely loved the old city, with its small backstreets, which is located on a hill. Here you find e.g. the Maison Tavel, Geneva’s oldest private residence still standing which is a unique testimony to medieval civil architecture. And on top of the hill is Peter’s Cathedral, the centre of the Reformation movement.

Geneva-looking-up-the-city-center-hillTo get an even better overview over Geneva for about 4CHF you can climb the 157 steps to the top of the tower for a stunning view of the town. Continue reading

Where I’ve been: Geneva’s waterfront, 2008-2011

My dad worked and lived in Geneva from early 2008 till early 2012. This meant I visited him there about twice a year and had quite a bit of time to explore city and the region around the Lake Geneva. This is why I decided to do several posts on the city that has so much to offer. Here is the one on the lakeside, especially the right shore because I spend far more time here than on the left side.Geneva-the-Jet-D-eauThe city is known to be the city of the United Nations, a city of peace. It has two main highlights: its amazing buildings and even more the location on the Lake Geneva. Continue reading