Search Hotels

Geneva Travel Guide


Geneva Introduction


Powered By travel42Want to read the full Geneva travel42 Destination Report?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

The "discreet charm" of bourgeois yet vibrant Geneva may be subtle, but it grows rapidly on visitors and residents alike. From the Mont Blanc bridge in the evening, when the skyline of gracious, orderly stone buildings is reflected on the lake, Geneva's charm is visible to all. Without a doubt, this is a prosperous and attractive city.   Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

Geneva Geography


Powered By travel42How does geography impact travel in Geneva, tell your clients with travel42!
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Geneva is ringed by mountains—the Alps to the east, the Jura to the north and west—and faces Lake Leman (also known as Lake Geneva). The heart of the city lies where the lake and the Rhone River converge, dividing Geneva into the right bank (where the train station and the bustling Paquis district are located) and the left bank (of greatest historical interest and beauty).   Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

Geneva History


Powered By travel42How has history shaped travel in Geneva, get the inside scoop with travel42?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

The Lake Geneva region was inhabited as early as 3000 BC by successive waves of Celts (including the Helvetii tribe), Germans and Franks. Around 500 BC, a Celtic tribe settled on the hill where Geneva's Old Town is now located.   Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

Geneva Sightseeing & Things to Do


Powered By travel42Want to know the inside scoop on the best museums, parks, and historic sites in Geneva?
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Both outdoor enthusiasts and museumgoers will find plenty to enjoy in Geneva. In addition to spectacular mountain vistas and a vibrant lakefront scene, the city also features an extensive botanical garden, parks and historical neighborhoods to explore.   Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

Geneva Nightlife


Powered By travel42travel42 has over 4,000 comedy club, bar, music club and nightclub reviews!
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Geneva isn't Europe's most exciting nightlife center, but the offerings are respectable and cover most tastes. The naughtier venues tend to be clustered around the train station (which is also the red-light district), with quieter and classier spots scattered throughout the city, especially in Plainpalais, Eaux Vives and Old Town, and around the Rue du Rhone.  Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.

Geneva Restaurants & Dining


Powered By travel42travel42 has over 9,000 restaurant reviews, covering all the best places to eat in Geneva.
Visit www.travel-42.com or call 1.866.566.8136 for a free trial.

Geneva's restaurants run the gamut from fast-food outlets to extravagant gourmet experiences. Local and regional specialties include fondue, raclette and other cheese dishes, perch fillets and mussels with french fries. There's also a good variety of ethnic eateries, especially those serving pizza. Restaurants (especially ethnic) are clustered around the train station, but good meals can be had throughout the city, particularly in the Old Town, Eaux Vives and Carouge, around the international organizations and by the lake. Even many of the most upscale spots offer plat du jour bargains at lunchtime.
  Click here to see the full Geneva travel guide on Travel42 »

Copyright © 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.