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Top sights in Geneva
10 Places of Interest in Geneva
Switzerland enjoys some of the best quality of life in the world. Geneva is the stronghold of its French-speaking society, so take a dip into the sweet life. Where should you begin?
1. Palace of Nations
This building is the European seat of the United Nations. You can take a guided tour in - true to form - over 15 languages, and learn about the work that the UN does.
2. Parc des Bastions
As if Geneva weren't pristine enough already, this park is a lovely oasis of greenery in the center. Seasonal activities include ice skating!
Groundbreaking research is taking place under the Alps at this visitable science center, famous for its massive particle accelerator and the invention of the internet.
8. Gruyere Tasting
Leave Geneva for an afternoon and go into the neighboring countryside to the factory. Learn about the history of production of Gruyere products and taste some yourself!
Geneva's museum of modern and contemporary art is located in an old factory building. Marcel Duchamp has a permanent collection there, and exhibitions change frequently.
Frequently asked questions about Geneva
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Planning Your Visit
When should I go?
Actually, the best time to go is in August, when the weather can get a little cooler - a perfect summer breeze. There's also a festival going on in the city! Of course, if you're planning to ski while you're in Switzerland, winter is better.
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- Best time to visit
- If you aren't visiting for the incredible winter ski season, try to visit Geneva in August, when there is a great summer breeze, and the city hosts an amazing festival!
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What people are saying about Geneva
Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable about chocolate and the history of Geneva, and combined them seamlessly. We appreciated that he took his time, we never felt rushed. It was nice to visit artisanal chocolate makers and learn their stories.
Highly recommend this tour. You'd be lost in Genoa without a tour. We stayed on the whole first time then got off at a stop and walked around. The guide was very helpful and made special arrangements because we had booked for the wrong day.
Every part of the experience was worth it! The view was amazing. I definitely plan to return. Just be sure to dress appropriately!-- it's freezing cold there. Highly recommended!
It was an amazing experience, totally worth it. The transportation was also really nice since the couch was very well equipped and the coach wasn’t packed so it was more private.
Typically November weather, but the cruise was excellent. Nice onboard service