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Saint-Prex Unusual excursions and entertainments will help to make your stay in Geneva even more interesting and exciting. If you crave romantics and want to be closer to nature, make a walk to Lake Geneva. Not everyone knows that it’s way more interesting to visit this magnificent place at night. Without a doubt, Jet d'Eau Fountain is the main attraction point of the lake. The unusual fountain is as powerful as many large waterfalls. It possible to come quite close to Jet d'Eau by using a special bridge, but if you decide to do that make sure you have a good raincoat on. Without such a protection it’s not recommended to approach the fountain.
Among the restaurants devoted to national cuisine we should definitely distinguish Lion d'Or and Les Armures. In addition to the exquisite menu these restaurants have excellent wine cards. … Open
If you plan to visit Geneva in summer, try to find out about various events that take place in the city. On this time of the year, travelers can enjoy many interesting offers that are also good to your wallet. If you enjoy active rest and excursions, you will be pleased with an opportunity to rent a bicycle free of charge. The two-wheel transport is very popular in Geneva. The renting procedure is very simple - clients only need to leave some document to a renting organization as a security. It’s allowed to use the bicycle 4 hours a day. There are many renting offices on Avenue de Mont Blanc.
Steamer rides on Lake Geneva also remain exceptionally popular with tourists, but not everyone can afford such an expensive entertainment. Budget travelers have found a worthy alternative to the pricey water excursions – they prefer to make rides on small cutters. These cutters are a part of the city water transport system, so the ticket price is relatively low. The boats operate in a loop on different routes, and the M1 – M2 – M4 route is considered one of the best for those who want to admire the beauty of Lake Geneva. Owners of public transport passes can use these boats free of charge. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Perhaps, multinationality is one of the most striking features of local residents. During a simple walk in the city travelers can hear French, German and even Italian languages. However, … Open
If you prefer to make a walk on Geneva streets, watch your steps. That’s not because roads in the city are of a poor quality. Pavements are straight and awesome in Geneva and are paved with unusual tiles. Some tiles have illumination, thanks to which people can see inscriptions written on them. The inscriptions are made in different languages of the world, so travelers from English speaking countries, Russian tourists, and even visitors from distant China will find it equally interesting to walk on such pavements. Many inscriptions are very symbolic and promising. For example, if you step on a tile with the writing “Date”, that means the evening will be a romantic one.
One is able not only to walk but literally to fly in Geneva. The means – an aerostat or a helicopter – is up to you. Flying over Lake Geneva and snow-capped mountains will surely leave many amazing impressions, especially for true fans of extreme and unusual entertainment.
Geneva never ceases to amaze travelers by its attractions, many of which are truly unusual. For example, every day hundreds of tourists come to see wonderful flower clock located on … Open
Do you like nature? If so, the English Garden or Jardin Anglais will certainly please you. This is one of the most silent and romantic gardens in Geneva. Jardin Anglais is perfect for walking, and when you are tired, relax on one of the numerous benches in the shade of centuries-old trees and enjoy the surrounding harmony. Some parts of the garden feature breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby landmarks, and several symbolic monuments are located in the garden.

Photogallery of Jardin Anglais:
Lake Geneva Spend a Saturday morning exactly like thousands of local people – when the sun rises, head to the French Market. Indigenous people come there to buy fresh bread, best seafood in the city, and meat delicacies. Tourists are attracted by charming cafes and restaurants located on the market as it’s hard to find a better place for a breakfast. The French Market is the only place where one can try delicious oysters, crabs, and other exotic seafood, and a glass of amazing sparkling wine will help to feel awake early in the morning. If you want to meet the start of a day in a more private setting, head to the top of Mont Saleve and take a picnic basket with you. This marvelous place is full of romance, so many get there to see the sunrise. The panoramic view from the top is simply inimitable.
Photogallery of Mont Saleve:
Lovers of nightlife should move their feet to Bourg de Fours Square, as numerous nightclubs, bars and discos are located near it. Here you can find several casinos, but gamblers prefer to … Open
Gourmet travelers will not have to waste much time searching for a suitable place. They are recommended to visit Citadella restaurant that specializes in European cuisine. The tiny restaurant is located on one of the old town streets and occupies a beautiful centuries-old building. The wonderful restaurant with creative decor is very popular with fans of fondue and meat delicacies, for example, lamb filet is one of signature dishes of Citadella. Despite its prime location and reasonable price tag, the restaurant is never crowded and is always peaceful and relaxing.
Geneva - Montreux by boat The process of purchasing souvenirs in Geneva can become an insuperable task if you don’t know budget-friendly shops. There is a great shop named The Gift Box on Mont Blanc Street, where it’s possible to buy moderately priced high-quality postcards and calendars, panels with beautiful mountain sceneries, decorative plates, magnets, and many other memorable gifts.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Geneva
♥   Restaurant 'Il Lago' Genève. Type - Italian|Mediterranean cuisine. 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Miyako' GENEVE. Type - Japanese. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Izumi' Genève. Type - Japanese|Peruvian. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Côté Square' Genève. Type - French. 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'De la Cigogne' Genève. Type - Modern French. 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Geneva
♥   Castle 'Crest Castle' , 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dardagny Castle' , 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Langin' Haute-Savoie, 16.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Dingy' Haute-Savoie, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Faucigny' Haute-Savoie, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Geneva and around
♥   Art museum 'Barbier-Mueller Museum' Geneva, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'MAMCO' Geneva, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d Art et d Histoire' Geneva, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Fondation Baur' Geneva, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée Ariana' Geneva, 2.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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