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La Banquise, a new winter activity centre by the Jet d’eau to help you keep warm throughout the winter

The City of Geneva is pleased to announce the arrival of la Canopée’s little sister, la Banquise, offering the public an original relaxation area close to the Jet d’eau until March 2023.

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La Banquise

La Banquise is a fun winter sports area located on the Eaux-Vives merchant shipping wharf, close to the pier leading to the Jet d’eau, open from 18 January to 26 March.

Like the activities on offer at la Canopée during the summer, la Banquise will offer local residents the chance to meet up and make the most of sporting and well-being activities throughout the winter. Musical entertainment will be organised on Fridays and Saturdays from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Banquise comprises three separate areas: a sports zone, a well-being zone and a refreshments area.

Well-being zone

The well-being zone at La Banquise includes two wood-fired saunas (accessible in a bathing costume or bath towel), a relaxation yurt, a massage yurt, showers using water from the lake and changing cubicles.

The traditional Mongolian yurt heated by a wood-burning stove is intended for rest and relaxation purposes. A team of professional masseurs and masseuses provide a range of massages in the unique atmosphere of a heated and furnished traditional Mongolian yurt, including well-being, Ayurvedic, relaxation and Thai massages.

Sports zone (unrestricted access)

Visitors can discover the sport of axe throwing during a 5-10-minute session, depending on the number of people and the waiting time, try their hand at mattcurling or discover mölkky, the Finnish game of skittles.

Refreshments area

A food truck in keeping with the atmosphere will serve typical Canadian specialities as well as warm drinks. You will also be able to sit on a terrace to enjoy the view of the Jet d’eau. DJs will provide musical entertainment in the refreshments area on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6.30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

La Banquise

Quai Gustave-ADOR 21
1207 Genève

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Article modifié le 20.01.2023 à 15:14