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What to do during the day in Geneva?

Our suggestions to enjoy Geneva from morning to night

The sun rises on the lake and after a good breakfast, a beautiful day awaits. Whether you like walking, cycling or cultural discoveries, Geneva has something for everyone, young and old alike, in all seasons. A few Geneva residents have even decided to reveal their favourite tips to enjoy the historic city.

Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva

Suggestion for the season: A daytime walk in Geneva

To start the day well, what better than a good breakfast at Bains des Pâquis? The place is relaxed and exotic, in the middle of the lake with a superb view of the Jet d'eau. A few brave souls swim there all year round (in winter too!): there is even a famous competition, The Christmas Race, for the most stout-hearted swimmers!

Breakfast is copious: large slices of bread with your choice of butter, jam or spread, fruit salad or muesli, orange juice or special fresh “daily” juice and a hot drink. A real treat!

To continue this picturesque day, you can take a Mouette boat shuttle, a historic traditional Geneva boat that will ferry you across the lake on the M2 line from Pâquis to Eaux-Vives.The boat ride is a change from other forms of public transport. It is fun and loved by adults as much as children. When you disembark at Eaux-Vives, enjoy a walk along the lakeside via Plage des Eaux-Vives, a beautiful and animated beach in summer and wonderfully soothing out of season. It's like being at the seaside!

After that, take a left into the Eaux-Vives neighbourhood itself, one of Geneva's favourite residential areas. Here, you can pick up a takeaway at the friendly bistro Chez Max for a picnic at Parc La Grange. Their gourmet bowls and club sandwiches are delicious! After filling up on food, head for Parc La Grange. In this season it displays a magnificent array of colours. La Grange is a huge green park with majestic trees and very large green spaces, an ideal place to picnic, play and take a nap!

The lush green nature stretches further along the lakeside. Treat yourself to an after-lunch stroll and set off to discover Parc des Eaux-Vives and its magnificent rose garden.

That’s a beautiful way to savour the sweetness of life in Geneva, and for the evening, how about a traditional fondue in the Old Town?

A perfect end to a beautiful day!

Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva
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Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva
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Things to do during the day in Geneva
Things to do during the day in Geneva
Geneva walk everywhere

Geneva on foot

Geneva is a city that can be easily visited on foot, strolling around happily from one district to the next, from one side of the lake to the other, while enjoying the many attractions. Discover Joël Dicker’s favourite tour or the city's historic humanitarian trail, it's all here!
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Geneva by Bike

Geneva by bike

For biking enthusiasts or professional cyclists, Geneva’s pristine wine-growing countryside and its direct access to the lake provides you with a vast playground for wonder-filled bike tours. The more sporty will cycle around the lake and return to Geneva in the evening to relax over a delicious fondue.

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Geneva Guided tour

Guided tours

The Old Town and its treasures, Geneva’s watchmaking history, the highlights of the Reformation: our guides will lead you through the streets and reveal their most evocative details.
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For culture lovers

Geneva has a large concentration of museums, as unique as they are exciting. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Red Cross Museum, marvel at MAMCO's original works, or travel back in time at the Museum of the Reformation, the city has so many stories to tell!
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Geneva seen by locals

Locals who love their city have decided to share their secret places and favourite spots with you to make your stay unique and authentic. What better way to experience Geneva from the inside!
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