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Our local insiders

Let us introduce our Geneva Insiders, locals who love their city and never get bored of rediscovering it day after day!

They will share their outlook on Geneva, their secret places and favourite strolls to help you enjoy a unique local experience during your stay.

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Meet Emilie from Les Petits Genevois

"It’s is the city of my childhood, I have so many memories here! What I particularly appreciate are its different facets and contrasts."
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The Geneva story of Anouck Grau

"Geneva is close to my heart. When I was small I used to spend my summer holidays there and my memories are in Geneva."
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The Geneva story of Chris Black

"Originally from Canada, I’ve been lucky enough to live and work in the heart of Geneva for almost 30 years. About a decade ago I started running more seriously, largely motivated and inspired by a fantastic local running club: Geneva Runners."
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Peaceful Geneva with Nadine Graves

"Geneva represents my home. I really like how international it is. It is such a beautiful and green city and I feel so blessed to live here!"
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We live Geneva from the inside to share unique places with you.

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The Geneva of Samira Hamdani

"Geneva is my hometown, my cosy nest. It is a symbol of peace, of Protestantism with its motto “Light after darkness” and internationalism."

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The Geneva of Anna Swiss Mermaid

"The city is a blend of traditional beauty and modern luxury. It’s also a melting pot of cultures which I find truly inspiring."
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Thomas Hug

An art enthusiast with a passion for gastronomy, Thomas Hug is the founder of the world-renowned contemporary art fair artgenève. The Geneva-born former gallery owner is also the instigator of Night-Fall, an immersive culinary experience in ephemeral restaurants, and the Sculpture Garden Biennale, which features works of art in the city’s most beautiful parks.
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Justine Mettraux

Lake Geneva was also the launchpad for Justine Mettraux’s sailing career. Raised in Versoix, she spent much of her childhood on the shores of the lake and aboard her parents’ boat. This is where she learned to harness the winds. Her passion for sailing was born.
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Philippe Chevrier

Star chef Philippe Chevrier runs several restaurants in and around his native Geneva – including the Châteauvieux overlooking the municipality of Satigny. His philosophy of locally inspired cooking is a declaration of love to the surrounding region.
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Besarta Murti

It takes four years to complete the course offered by the Geneva Watchmaking School. During this time, students learn how to make a mechanical timepiece right from scratch. Besarta Murti is an apprentice in her third year. A year ago, she was recognised as the school’s best student at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
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Dawa Sherpa

In Geneva, the man from the mountains of Nepal has matured into the king of the mountain runners and a lifesaver for those who need it most.
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