A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland

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30th Dec 2016
Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Home to many international organizations including Red Cross, Europe's United Nations, CERN - Nuclear research centre, Red Crescent Museum, this city - GENEVA (Genf in German) is often known as the PEACE Capital.

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This French-speaking city in Switzerland, lies at the tip of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The old town of Geneva hosts many parks, quays, historical monuments, and is also a shopping hub.

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Streets of Geneva

Photo of Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Lac Léman/ Lake Geneva

Photo of Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

How to:

From Zurich, take train to Geneva via Lausanne with daily swiss pass costing 40 chf. The total ride also via car is approx 3 hours.

To do:

Handsdown, the best guilt-free thing to do is to lounge around the Rhône river-side or to take a stroll along the Geneva lake shore and enjoy the fresh air, peaceful and tranquil surroundings.

View over the lake

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Along the shore:

'Bâtiment des Forces Motrices' - a performing arts theater located on Rhône river

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

Photo of Bâtiment des Spécialités Médicales Philippe Canton, Rue du Morvan, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy, France by Annet P S

'Halles de l'Ile' - a restaurant located on a river island, offers view over the city with amazing food and music

Halles de l'Ile

Photo of Halles de l'Île, Place de l'Ile, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Genève, Bel-Air - the Free walk Geneva offers many guided tours. Also, with bus and tram stations, one can avail public transport facility here

Genève, Bel-Air

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Jet d'Eau

The Geneva water fountain, situated on the Geneva lake is a symbolic place of the city. 'Jet d'Eau' meaning Water Jet shoots at 140 meters high and claims to be one of the tallest fountain in the world. This place is accessible for free and canNOT simply miss this!!

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Jet d'Eau

Photo of Jet d'Eau, Quai Gustave-Ador, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

The famous Geneva Water Fountain

Photo of Jet d'Eau, Quai Gustave-Ador, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Old town of Geneva - just a few mins walk off the shore, you can enjoy the charm of Geneva's old town. This place has many historical significant landmarks along with 850 year old church. Few are jotted down below:

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Temple de la Madeleine - a protestant church in the old town of Genf.

Temple de la Madeleine

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Terrasse Agrippa-d'Aubigné - this terrace park has benches to soak in the fresh air along with a slice view of the lake amidst the buildings and also the famous 'Jet d'Eau'. This also offers a great view of city roof tops. During spring, the Japanese cherry trees over the terrace blooms in full swing and makes this place even prettier

Terrasse Agrippa-d'Aubigné

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

View over city roof tops

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Also, view of the Water fountain

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

Saint Pierre Cathedral (St. Peter's Cathedral) in the old town of Genf is the main church which is over 850 years old. One can climb upto one of the towers (North & South towers) for a direct view over the lake.

Cathedral of St. Peter

Photo of St Pierre Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Parc des Bastions (Bastions Park) This park has the famous historical landmark 'Reformation Wall'. This park offers restaurants and kids playground, also a huge chess boards.

Park view on a cloudy winter-y day

Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S
Photo of A day in the PEACE CAPITAL, Switzerland by Annet P S

'Reformation Wall' or Mur des Reformateurs - This stone wall monument is dedicated to four important figures - Guillaume Farel, Jean Calvin, Théodore de Bèze and John Knox honoring the protestant reformation in Geneva.

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The famous Reformation Wall in the park

Photo of Reformation Wall, Promenade des Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Farel, Calvin, Bèze and Knox

Photo of Reformation Wall, Promenade des Bastions, Geneva, Switzerland by Annet P S

Claiming to be one of the expensive cities in the world, this french influenced city bordering Swiss & France, hosts over 80 World Heritage Sites and is definitely worth the visit!

Bon voyage!

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