When visiting a new country or city the hardest thing is finding out all the best places. So using the Make My Switzerland Apps and recommendations from locals I had a blast and made a visual diary of my recent trip to Geneva for you. So no excuses ;)! What to do in Geneva
Day 1 in Geneva Pt1
After checking in to my hotel (Eastwest) I explored the Old Town and Les Rues Basses, walking through pretty, paved narrow streets. I headed to Angoletta (Place du Bourg-de-Four 16, 1204 Genève, Switzerland +41 22 310 57 14) for a Stracciatella Milkshake and then went to check out the Reformation Wall (a monument to the people who made Geneva the “Protestant Rome”) And I also played giant chess!
Day 1 Pt 2
Geneva is just so easy to walk around and explore.
I ended up having a creamy cake on the Island of Rousseau in Geneva, it is a small Cafe/lunch place in a Gazebo with lots of outdoor seating (Place du Molard 5, 1204 Geneva,+41 22 311 85 86).
I had dinner at ‘The Cottage Cafe’ it was round the corner from my hotel. It is a quant little tapas place very close to the center of the town. The goats cheese and figs were amazing!!!
Cottage Cafe Rue Adhémar-Fabri 7,
1201 Genève, Switzerland
+41 22 731 60 16
Then it was back to my hotel for an early night and Game of Thrones catch-up!
DAY 2 in Geneva.
I did a quick 4K run and then headed to Brasserie des Halles de L’Ile (Place de l’Ile 1, Geneva 1204, Switzerland) for brunch with Helen Swain a lovely expat who happened to contriute to the App for Geneva. After a lovely brunch and repeated trips to the buffet I decided to check out the city beach.
Geneva is just so scenic and I even met some readers while sunbathing!
Day 3 in Geneva.
After all that walking on Day2 breakfast in bed was a must have! I then took a boat cruise from
Genève Mont-Blanc Pier (Quai du Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genève). It was an hour long and the journey was around Geneva’s shores.
From the «Pierres du Niton» to the «Pointe à la Bise» I hadunparalleled views of the “Jet d’eau”, the Mont-Blanc mountain, monuments, famous villas, the UN building.Cruise announcements were made in French and English.
After the cruise I just walked around Geneva buying little trinkets and presents then made my way home.
(Also the flight is only an hour long with Swiss Air!!!)
I really enjoyed my trip to Geneva and will definitely go again. It is a really cosmopolitan city with lots of hustle and bustle but far cleaner and friendlier than a lot of big cities.
Flights are relatively cheap with SWISS offering up to 19 daily flights from London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham and Manchester to Zurich from £149 return.
Geneva can be a little expensive in terms of shopping but it depends where you go! Geneva would be a great place to escape to with a friend or significant other. What to do in Geneva
Any questions let me know!
*I was invited to Geneva and hosted by the Swiss Tourism board but as always my opinions are all my own.