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Winter invites itself to Geneva

Geneva in winter

It’s time for fondue evenings by the lake!

The sky dresses in fresh colours in the morning and the softest scarves get taken out of their wardrobe. The icy blue of the lake combines with pink sunrises. At the weekend, we stroll in museums and enjoy hot chocolate and mulled wine in the Old Town.

Well-being and relaxation in the city’s most beautiful spas, a tour of the best chocolate factories, unique exhibitions, a vast choice of gastronomic restaurants and excursions to the Alps, Geneva is a real winter nugget for an authentic, gourmet stay.

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Winter Geneva snow mountains 2
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The flower clock under the snow

In Geneva it is difficult to forget the passing of time. Looking at the time is a much appreciated activity thanks to the fine watchmaking brands and the beauty of the flower clock. Situated at the entrance to the Jardin Anglais park, it is equipped with a 2.5 m hand and a Patek Philippe mechanism. What makes it unique, however, is that it is adorned with 12,000 flowers and plants that change with the seasons. Come and admire it under the snow: the show is even more magical and enchanting.

Enjoy a traditional fondue

There is no better way to discover Swiss culture and conviviality than to share a traditional fondue with friends and family.

Fondue is a traditional Swiss dish of melted cheese, served in a caquelon (a kind of cast iron or terracotta pan) placed on a stove heated by candlelight or fuel. Fondue is eaten with a piece of bread that is dipped into the cheese with long forks. Promoted as a Swiss national dish in the 1930s by the Swiss Cheese Trade Association, fondue was popularised in North America in the 1960s. In Geneva, the most popular fondue is the “half and half”, prepared with Gruyère cheese and Fribourg vacherin.

 

Winter Geneva Fondue
Winter Geneva Fondue
Winter Geneva snow cathedral
Winter Geneva snow cathedral
Winter Geneva ski
Winter Geneva ski
Winter Geneva Restaurant

Dinner by the fire

When it’s cold outside, what a pleasure it is to warm up by enjoying a good meal by the fire. From retro style to gourmet restaurants, Geneva is the perfect place for a delicious culinary experience this winter.
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Winter Geneva lake
Winter Geneva lake

Winter wellness in Geneva

Winter is the ideal time to relax and recharge your batteries. Geneva is famous for its special blend of natural beauty and luxury, making it the ideal city for a winter wellness break. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains on the shores of Lake Geneva, it offers nature, shopping, but also pure pleasure and relaxation.

If you feel the need to pamper yourself, you will be spoilt for choice in Geneva. Luxurious face massage or relaxing body massage, a day in one of Geneva’s luxury spas will blow away the winter blues.

Wellness Geneva spa
Wellness Geneva spa
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Bain-Bleu Hammam & Spa Genève-Plage

Bain-Bleu Hammam & Spa Genève-Plage is a bathing complex offering indoor and outdoor pools, steam baths and relaxation areas. It also features an Oriental-inspired Hammam adapted to our bathing culture and boasting a spa with a total surface area of 3,000 m2.
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The city at the gateway to the Alps

Geneva, a small city pearl, opens onto the most beautiful mountain ranges in France.

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Geneva, watchmaking city

A worldwide symbol of luxury watchmaking, the streets of Geneva reflect this international reputation. The city tells the time in a thousand and one ways and flaunts its many watchmaking symbols and its most prestigious watchmaking brands.

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The Old Town of Geneva

 A journey to the heart of Old Geneva, between medieval heritage and beloved legends.

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Fondue to Michelin star

Constantly innovating, Geneva’s gourmet scene offers exceptional diversity. From neighbourhood bistros to Michelin-starred restaurants and trendy restaurants and bars, Geneva is a recognised gastronomic destination at the heart of Europe.