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Geneva in spring

Seven good reasons to visit Geneva in spring

Spring invites itself to your walks by the lake

Spring has finally arrived. The lake is dominated by the Jet d’Eau, nature is awakening in Geneva’s parks, the English Garden and its Flower Clock dress in spring colours. We visit the city’s most beautiful monuments. Stroll in the marvellous parks and enjoy a drink on the terrace. Walk in the magnificent surrounding countryside. Discover the vineyards. Put our running shoes and enjoy wonderful landscapes. Explore the City of Carouge, a city within the city, its charms and historical buildings. When it rains, we stroll in museums or relax in the Bain-Bleu.

"Geneva is the perfect place for a welcoming, springtime stay"

1. A walk through the heart of Geneva

From Brunswick Monument to Town Hall, discover Geneva’s history. A major European city as far back as the Middle Ages before becoming a key religious and banking crossroads from the 16th century onwards and an international hub from the 19th century onwards, Geneva can look back on a very rich heritage. Explore the remains of this captivating history with a walk through the key sites in Geneva: the unique archaeological site at the St Peter’s Cathedral, the Parc des Bastions dominated by the Reformation Wall or the Madeleine Church.

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2. A spring weekend in Geneva

There is no better way to celebrate the return of spring than to spend a weekend in Geneva. Aboard the elegant « Savoie » steamboat or through the heart of medieval Old Geneva by foot, enjoy relaxing, rewarding activities in the centre of Geneva, between cultural heritage and beloved nature. We stroll by the lake. Discover the Pâquis Bath which attracts all of Geneva throughout the year. Visit the Palais des Nations. Geneva is the ideal destination for a romantic or family weekend. Discover some ideas to spend an unforgettable weekend.

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3. Get some fresh air in the city’s parks

Spring is the perfect time to stroll in Geneva’s relaxing parks. For a wellness break between lake and mountains, walk in the monumental Botanical Garden. Spend relaxing and quiet moments beside the water in the Parc de la Perle du Lac. Admire breath-taking Geneva’s Lakefront from the Parc de la Grange. Discover Geneva’s most beautiful parks and their history.

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4. A walk in the countryside

By bike or on foot, discover Geneva’s countryside most lovely walks. The Bois de Versoix, their river and nature reserves invite you to immerse yourself in the surrounding natural beauty. Venture into Chancy’s agricultural plain. From Moulin-de-Vert to the colourful Village of Cartigny, admire the botanical treasures along the Sentier du Rhône. From Meyrin to Dardagny, walk through the vineyards.

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5. Running in Geneva

During your stay in Geneva, why don’t you take the opportunity to put your running shoes? With its breath-taking landscapes and views, Geneva is the ideal place for your race. Discover our running routes.

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6. Enjoy a drink on the terrace

Discover the best terraces in Geneva. In the English Garden, at La Potinière, enjoy a drink with your friends by the lake. When you visit the Old Town, take a break at La Clémence, a true meeting place for all people of Geneva. In the city centre, get some fresh air at the quiet Terrasse du Parc des Bastions. The Barje des Sciences takes you in an idyllic place and the Barje des Lavandières invites you to have a break on the Promenade des Lavandières. Admire a breath-taking view of the lake and the Jet d’Eau from the Rooftop 42 or the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva.

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7. Events not to be missed

Find all of Geneva’s major events on the online calendar. Exhibitions, performances, fairs, meetings, the city brings together cultural nuggets from all over the world. 

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What can I do when it rains?

What a pleasure it is to eat a traditional fondue at the Restaurant des Armures or to brunch. Then, explore the prestigious International Museum of the Reformation (IMR), the Maison Tavel or the Ariana Museum specialising in the arts of ceramics and glass. On Sundays, immerse yourself in a magical world at the Bain-Bleu Hammam & Spa Genève-Plage. Famous for its exceptional wealth of restaurants, museums and spas, Geneva is the ideal place for a culinary, cultural, relaxing experience. Discover the best indoor activities.

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