Located on the southern shore, Quai Gustave-Ador is a popular place for relaxing and enjoying a gentle walk. It leads to the jet d’eau, Baby-Plage and Genève-Plage.
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Nestling by the lake shore, Baby-Plage boasts a play area where children can have lots of fun.
Dogs are welcome to use the paths through the park as long as they are kept on a leash.
For more information, you can consult the page intended for dog owners.
Attractions of the promenade
The largest attraction on the quay is the Jet d’eau, rising 140 metres into the air at the end of the Jetée des Eaux-Vives. Up to this point, the quay serves as a pleasure boating marina. It extends onto a long promenade under the shade of numerous plane trees. This leads to Baby-Plage, a small, free, sandy and pebble beach, and the very popular Genève-Plage, with its large pool and slides.
For some years now, the City of Geneva has organised a series of events along the Quai Gustave-Ador. Called “Le Quai", this programme is part of the “Opération chaises longues”, or operation deckchairs. Opposite Parc La Grange, deckchairs are made available to the public throughout the summer. Different events are organised, including a series of free concerts.
Numerous terraces are open along the quay during the warm weather.
Public toilets can be found in front of the Jardin anglais, opposite the Jet d'eau and Baby-Plage.
History of the quay
The Quai Gustave-Ador was built in 1856 in order to extend the lakeside promenade. Over the years, it has been extended and improved.
Article modifié le 16.08.2023 à 13:21