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.
The flower clock under the snow
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.
Dinner by the fire
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.
Bain-Bleu Hammam & Spa Genève-Plage
From Geneva to the Alps
Geneva, a small city pearl, opens onto the most beautiful mountain ranges in France.
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.
Geneva's Old Town
A journey to the heart of Old Geneva, between medieval heritage and beloved legends.
Gastronomy in Geneva
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.
What is nearby
The Maison Tavel is a unique testimony to medieval civil architecture in Switzerland. Destroyed by fire in 1334, it was rebuilt by the Tavels, a noble Genevan family who gave the house its character of an urban palace.
At the highest point of the Old Town, its towers offer a breathtaking panorama. And its vaults house the largest archaeological site north of the Alps.
The Reformation Wall, a monumental homage
Four men, one wall, one story.