The most beautiful views of Geneva
Geneva. The small urban gem at the gateway to the mountains boasts landscapes to take your breath away! Follow this article and make sure you don’t miss any of the city’s most beautiful spots!
1) The Jardin anglais
The dance of the swans against the backdrop of the Jet d'Eau
The Jardin anglais, home to the famous Flower Clock and 12,000 flowers, is also a must-see spot to admire the harbour and take amazing photos.
The lake stretches out to the horizon and the Jet d'Eau is a source of great delight rising to 140 m. Swans, too, know how to be admired by spinning attractively, often in search of a small piece of bread.
2) The unmissable photo spot of the Grand Tour de Suisse
Let's go to the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc. The lake extends as far as the eye can see, and Geneva’s renowned water fountain rises up to a height of 140 m. Mont Blanc and the alps loom in the background of this bank, known as the right bank. On the heights, St. Pierre’s cathedral dominates the landscape from the old town district, a witness to history and the Reformation period. This rotating photo spot, the ultimate and sublime stage of the Grand Tour de Suisse, offers you a 360° panorama for your most beautiful selfies and souvenir shots.
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3) La Perle du Lac
Where Mont Blanc emerges
How about a stroll in a wonderful park with views of the lake and the mountains as far as the eye can see? When the weather is clear, Mont Blanc is unveiled, looming mightily on the horizon.
Tranquillity and nature await you here, and in all weathers and seasons, you will dream about it with pleasure while sitting on a bench.
4) St. Peter's Cathedral
A panoramic view
Historical treasure of the old town, St. Peter’s Cathedral boasts a breathtaking panorama. Let us assure you, the effort to climb the 157 steps that lead to the top of the towers is rewarded with an incredible 360° panorama of the city and the lake.
What better place for taking photos?!
5) The Rue Etienne Dumont in the Old Town
The best view of the cathedral
The secret viewpoint, arriving at the Place Bourg de Four from Rue Etienne Dumont offers the most charming panorama of the cathedral in the heart of the old town with medieval architecture. A good tip is the guided tour of the old town, shedding light on the secrets it holds!
6) La Jonction
At the confluence of two rivers
They come from different places, have neither the same colour nor the same speed. The Arve and the Rhône are two rivers that do not look alike yet come together in Geneva to become one. Make sure not to miss the impressive sight of these two rivers meeting at La Jonction.
7) Mont Salève
A panorama in the wilderness
A haven of peace opens up to you, a few minutes from Geneva. No, you’re not dreaming. Just a few bus stops from the centre and a five-minute cable car ride later, you find yourself at the top of the mountain! A magical view of Geneva and its surroundings awaits you. Hiking, paragliding, mountain biking or cross-country skiing in winter will meet the needs of sports lovers without a doubt on this getaway!
8) The Bains des Pâquis (Pâquis Baths): 360° view
A 360° panoramic view of the lake, the Jet d’Eau, the harbour and St. Peter’s Cathedral, what a delight! Especially while enjoying a good lunch or fondue round the wood stove! The Bains des Pâquis (Pâquis baths), a genuine peninsula on the lake, have always been a joy for Genevans and visitors alike. A favoured spot for bathers in summer, while in winter a famous place in Geneva for a good fondue. It’s not to be missed, that's for sure!
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