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Discover Geneva in autumn

7 good reasons to enjoy Geneva in Autumn

A magical season for some, nostalgic for others, autumn replaces summer, and Geneva impresses everyone with its magnificent golden colors that surround the blue of the lake. The weather is perfect for strolls or bike rides and epic culinary adventures of all kinds. Fondue is already on the menu, along with delicious local meat dishes. Museums and theaters launch their seasons, and vineyards eagerly await wine enthusiasts for tastings among the colorful vines. Make the most of autumn in Geneva! 

"Combine an autumnal walk with an exhibition"

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1. Photo spots for the best autumn colours

With autumn the trees take on magical colours. Yellow, gold, orange, bright red, the flamboyant atmosphere is ideal for photographing the Geneva landscape. Selfies against a backdrop of golden leaves, colourful trees by the lake, layers of leaves in Geneva’s parks, discover our suggestions of the most beautiful spots for your autumn photos!

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2. Hiking season

Geneva and its surrounding region are filled with beautiful walking routes. From the forest on the banks of the Rhone to walks through the wine country and small traditional villages, discover Geneva’s autumn hikes. 

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3. Explore by bike

Whether on a traditional or an electric bike, getting out and about on two wheels is a great way to explore Geneva and the surrounding area. There are many routes that will allow you to discover the Geneva vineyard region, passing through small villages and admiring autumn’s beautiful colours. 

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4. Taste local products

Autumn is the perfect season for foodies! Temperatures drop and we all like to warm up with a lovely hot dish in a cosy restaurant. Discover the restaurants in Geneva that offer the best local products.

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5. Discover the Geneva vineyards

With nearly 1,500 hectares of vineyards, Geneva and its surrounding countryside is now the third largest wine-producing region in the country. Discover Geneva’s vineyards with our selection of estates whose wines also feature on the menus of the city’s restaurants and wine bars.

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6. Most beautiful museums in Geneva

Autumn inspires the city’s cultural programme, and in Geneva you can easily combine an autumnal walk with an exhibition by going from one museum to another on foot or by bike. Immerse yourself in the heart of humanitarian Geneva, take a trip back to the time of the first watchmakers or enjoy a whirlwind of works of art in the Bains district – culture is everywhere in the city.

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7. Meat and game restaurants

Enjoying a good meat or game dish in the autumn is one of Switzerland’s favourite traditions. Many restaurants offer seasonal game, enhanced by the most talented chefs. Discover our selection of Geneva’s meat and game restaurants this autumn!

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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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