When it comes to Europe, one city that should be higher on the list is Geneva - located in the midst of Switzerland. A perfect destination for honeymooners, nature lovers and an apt location for film shoots, Geneva has all it takes to be the perfect destination for travellers. Whether travelling with family or friends, finding the perfect place to stay is one of the most important factors.
If finding the ideal spot is difficult, why not check out our top serviced apartments in Geneva below:
The serviced apartments are fully furnished with the likes of sofas, beds, and kitchen, and are also equipped with a flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi connection. Fitness enthusiasts do not need to compromise on their daily exercise ritual, as these apartments house gym equipment as well.
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A multicultural city, Geneva has the largest French-speaking population, which can be a win-win situation for travellers. The reason is simple, they not only get to experience the natural décor of the place – surrounded by water and mountains but also relish some authentic French cuisine.
But first, travellers need to find the right place part of the city to stay in. Here are the best places listed to stay in Geneva:
These areas in Geneva have unique features that help the travellers to decide what place to stay in. One of the largest cities in Geneva is the Old Town, which houses traditional Swiss restaurants, museums and art galleries.
For those looking for the main sights of the city and comparatively a quiet place, then Eaux Vives is the best option – a perfect place for families as well.
Those that want an inexpensive stay, can opt for Plainpalais. The place is young and energetic, mainly occupied by students. The place is known for its nightlife and the travellers can drink at the bars that are open till late at night.
Researching a destination before travelling is a smart way to explore the place to the fullest. Not only does it give some kind of satisfaction, but it also enhances the knowledge of the place and its significance. It is an added advantage to those who love to document their travels and adding to their archives.
Here are a few facts that guests should know about Geneva:
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Geneva is more than worth exploring, as the city offers many surprising attractions. Not only is Geneva rich in history, but it is also adorned with stunning lakeside views that can be a sight for the eyes. There are a few other unique attractions in this city, like chocolates and cheeses, that are impossible to find anywhere else in the world.
What are the most popular things to see in Geneva?
These are the top 12 attractions in Geneva:
What are some free things to do in Geneva?
Here are 10 free things to do in Geneva:
Where should you spend your nights in Geneva?
Here’s how you should spend a night in Geneva:
Geneva, no doubt is a gorgeous city; filled with mountains, cheeses, chocolates, some incredible history and a waterjet that reaches the sky. Surrounded by the breath-taking Alps, the city is an apt place to begin an adventure in Switzerland.
A gourmet’s paradise for sure, explore Geneva for its culinary treasures as the menus delight the food-lover with a modest number of national dishes to satisfy their palate. A gentle reminder to the foodies - Swiss cuisine combines influences from German, French and North Italian. Interestingly, many dishes have crossed the local borders and become firm favourites throughout Switzerland.
What foods should visitors try in Geneva?
Here are 10 foods that every traveller should try:
What are the best restaurants in Geneva?
Here are the 10 best restaurants in Geneva:
What are the top posh restaurants in Geneva?
For a meal with a bit of glamour, go to these restaurants:
What are Geneva’s cheaper dining options?
Here are the top 10 cheapest restaurants in Geneva:
Not getting a taste of street food in this particular region would be a shame. Travellers should be open to experience food in both worlds of fine dining and street food. Many locales establish a small eatery in their vicinity to showcase their authentic dishes, thus, making street food the best option to choose, both in taste and cost-wise. Though Geneva doesn’t boast of having many street food options, here are a few of them for the travellers to try:
Shopping is something that cannot be ignored at any cost. Geneva boasts of both elite and quite inexpensive shops. The Plainpalais Flea Market, for instance, has vintage items and accessories are available to customers, but also low-cost CDs and computer equipment. Collectors will be interested in choosing old books and photographs, women will be impressed by a variety of vintage jewellery and costumes displayed. Those who spare no expense for exquisite accessories should visit the Bucherer trading house. Here, buyers are offered watches and jewellery of famous brands.
Here are some shopping centres in Geneva to explore:
Good access to transport links is very important. And Geneva doesn’t lag behind when it comes to transportation facilities, thus, making it easy for a tourist to explore the city.
‘Transports Publics Genevois’ caters to the needs of the travellers by providing public transport like buses, trolleybuses, and trams. It connects to all the major centres of the city with a few lines reaching into France as well.
Trains are another great option to travel, as they connect the airport to the main station of Cornavin in just a few minutes. Cabs or taxis in Geneva can be a task to reach, as they need to be booked in advance.
The oceanic climate makes Geneva, a perfect tourist destination for those who like to experience the different weathers of the city. The winters are usually cool, accompanied by light frosts at night. Summers are warm and pleasant, people flock to the lake and public beaches to enjoy the cool waters on a sunny day. Since the place is surrounded by mountains, the winters can be harsh and subject to snowfall, thus allowing tourists and locals to make a beeline towards ski-resorts.
Another highlight of Geneva is that it houses the most famous Mont Blanc, the highest of the Alpine range, which is visible from most of the city. So, one can witness snow caps during winters and soft sunshine glazing the mountains during summers.
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