visit & eat in Geneva
A PLACE TO AWAKE YOUR SENSES!
Welcome to Geneva! A historic and multifaceted city on the shores of Lake Geneva, the cradle of watchmaking expertise and chocolate-makers, Geneva offers an interesting stay.
Visit the Old Town, take a leisurely stroll by the lake or through the Parc des Bastions, and enjoy a famous Swiss fondue or perch fillets from the lake! Here below you will find some suggestions to help plan your stay.
LE CAFE DU CENTRE
This is a true local institution! With an art nouveau ambience, wooden furnishings and mirror accents, this restaurant specializes in seafood. The Café du Centre is often extremely busy and attracts a variety of local diners who enjoy its 100-year+ history, traditional atmosphere, and especially the good cuisine. The menu features a selection of seafood dishes as well as the traditional Wiener Schnitzel. The outdoor terrace is very popular during good weather. Casual business attire. Reservations are highly recommended. Don't miss it!
AU PIED DE COCHON
During your stroll through the old town, make sure to visit this traditional restaurant, with its popular bar area in zinc, and a trendy clientele who give an ambiance to the place. The atmosphere is busy, and the decor is that of a classic bistro. The interior features exposed wood beams and panelled walls, white tiles, and the staff impeccably dressed in black and white. The food at Au Pied du Cochon proposes a selection of regional Swiss and French Lyonnais dishes, including tripe, andouillettes and pig's feet! All meals are served bistro style. Casual business attire.
Located in the very heart of Geneva, at the Place du Molard close to the Old town and the Lake Geneva, the Café du Centre is known to all who have visited Geneva at least once. The restaurant also offers a concept of tasty, enjoyable and convivial Sunday brunch. The menu includes all typical dishes that you think of for a late Sunday morning meal, with a nice selection of brunch formulas (between 21.- and 29.- CHF).
THE REFORMATION WALL
Right next to the elegant Place Neuve in the beautiful Parc des Bastions, you find the famous Reformation Wall, or Mur de la Réforme, that portrays Europe’s major reformers. Four giant statues remind us of Geneva’s important role in the history of religions.
GENEVA OLD TOWN
Switzerland’s biggest historical city is overlooked by the St. Peter’s Cathedral, that was the centre of the Reformation movement. 157 steps lead to the top of its tower for a stunning view of the town. Stroll along the narrow streets and discover the city’s many historical treasures.
This museum is like an encyclopedia of cultures from the prehistoric to contemporary periods. Multidisciplinary in its approach, Geneva's Museum of Art and History invites visitors to travel back in time, and to cover all the important stages in the history of Western civilization. Inaugurated in 1910, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire is one of the three largest museums in Switzerland.
The Art centre
For almost 40 years, the Centre of Contemporary Art has been at the cutting edge of production,
research and experimentation. All sectors of modern art are represented: architecture, dance,
design, drawing, new media, installation, music, painting, performance, photography, sculpture and
A ‘living museum’ in the international district. The gardens offer a collection of more than 12,000 plant and tree species. In these surroundings, you can discover the world’s botanical heritage against a magnificent backdrop view of the Alps.
Geneva’s very different sister town, its ‘Greenwich Village’. Meet its craftsmen, artists, and its personalities who contribute much to Carouge’s charm. Its shaded squares reminds one of Italy. Numerous cafés and restaurants of different themes create a unique bohemian ambience around the clock.