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In the Heart of the Escalade



What really happened on the night of 11 December 1602 ?

From historical facts to local traditions, this is a visit that

will take you back in time.

Be guided through the cobbled streets of the Old Town

and discover the Escalade that cemented Geneva’s

independence. With the help of your guide, you’ll relive

this unique event as if you were there !

Details & Price

Price & conditions
Public visit

Walking tour lasting 2 hours.

Discounted rates are only available with your discount card.

1 CHF from your Geneva City Pass will be donated to MyClimate "Cause We Care" for climate protection and sustainable tourism in Switzerland

Private visit

Geneva Tourism can provide personalised private guided tours according to the needs of the client.

We offer a variety of themes as well as bus and minivan rental at preferential rates.


- Duration: 2 hours (possibility to extend the tour for an additional fee).

- Languages: on request.

- Maximum of 20 people per guide.


Public visit

Adult 25 CHF / Child 15 CHF / AVS 15 CHF / Get a discount with the Geneva City Pass

Private visit

290 CHF

Public visit

French, English

Private visit

More than 20 languages to choose from


Fondation Genève Tourisme & Congrès
Fondation Genève Tourisme & Congrès - 1211 Genève
Appointment place: Escalade fountain, Confederation str. 4