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Discover the secrets of Geneva

Discover the secrets of Geneva

This classic tour crosses the lake Léman via our water taxi the mouette, where we will make our way right in to the heart of old Geneva, passing through the bustling down town area which was for centuries a hub for medieval fairs exchanging silks, spices and other exotic goods. Quaint and rambling passage ways lead us to Saint Peter’s Cathedral and its archaeological treasures nestled below. For more than a millennium the Cathedral has towered over Geneva, huddled behind its city walls up until the mid XIXth century. Learn about Jean Calvin, and Geneva’s role in the Protestant Reformation which led to the founding of the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva today. Visit an impressive 14th century Parliament building, the Hôtel de Ville, where the first Convention of the Red Cross was signed. We will pass by the famous Reformer’s Wall, nestled in the university grounds before heading to the Place du Bourg-de-Four square for a well-deserved refreshment (not included in ticket price).

You will need CHF 2.- or your transport ticket as we will be taking the mouette boat across the lake.

2 hour walk

Start: Brunswick Monument
Jardin des Alpes
Quai du Mont-Blanc
1201 Geneva
next to the Beau Rivage hotel

Image source: Debra Kinson

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