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What to do in Geneva

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!

Eastwest**** Hotel 6, rue des Pâquis 1201 Genève + 41 22 708 17 17

What to do in Geneva
A Table – a lovely little pasta place where you can get fresh pasta and a sauce of your choice. They alway have a moving van so you can check their website to see where it is daily. 4, Place de Grenus 1201 Genève Tel: 41 22 731 68 57
What to do in Geneva, Jet D'eau
The Jet D’eau

flower clock – switzerland after all is the home of watch making

Angoletta, Milkshakes, Geneva, Travel Blogger
Milkshakes at Angoletta- Place du Bourg-de-Four 16, 1204 Genève, Switzerland +41 22 310 57 14

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Reformation Wall

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

Goats cheese and figs at 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 1Geneva 1204Switzerland)  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!

I then had dinner at Café du Centre (Place du Molard 5, 1204 Geneva,+41 22 311 85 86) with my readers Mayssa and  Thu, then they took me to a gelato place I can’t recall and we just walked around enjoying the view. Nothing beats a night time stroll!

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where to eat in geneva

Me,Mayssa & Thu
passionfruit sorbet

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.

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