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Discover Geneva and its districts

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Find a selection of monuments and sites located close to the city centre and explore the history of Geneva through the different aspects highlighted. At the same time, learn about life in the districts of Geneva, their history and their emblematic or unusual sites.

Guided visits of a selection of monuments and sites

Here is a selection of monuments and sites drawn from the numerous heritage sites located close to the city centre (with the exception of CERN).

Geneva through the ages

Located at the heart of Europe, Geneva has been a place of refuge and exchange. The birthplace of the League of Nations, it has also been home to a number of great thinkers. Through a selection of themes and focal points, immerse yourself in the history of Geneva to discover the episodes and influences which have shaped the city where Calvin lived.

Discover Acacias Bâtie

The burgeoning and dynamic district of Acacias Bâtie has its sights set firmly on the future and is undertaking major changes. An industrial and commercial district, it also boasts extensive green areas. Discover Acacias Bâtie and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information.

Discover Champel

The residential district of Champel is leafy and calm. It is nevertheless undergoing major change, with the huge CEVA railway construction site. Discover Champel and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information about the district.

Discover Eaux-Vives Cité

Located at the heart of the city and nestling by the lake shore, Eaux-Vives Cité is a bustling, convivial district steeped in history. Discover Eaux-Vives through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information about the district.

Discover Grottes Saint-Gervais

A former working-class district, Grottes Saint-Gervais owes its survival to the dedication of its inhabitants. A historic district that is also at the cutting edge of innovation, it is unique in the Geneva cityscape. Discover Grottes Saint-Gervais and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information.

Discover Pâquis Sécheron

Located at the heart of the city and nestling by the lake shore, Pâquis Sécheron is a young, vibrant and multicultural district. Formerly a vast expanse of fields, it has gradually attracted luxury hotels, cabarets and artists. A series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information provide you with an insight into this district. 

Discover Plainpalais Jonction

In this lively, working-class district, locals share the extensive offer of services, cultural venues, leisure facilities and relaxation activities with a much wider public. Discover Plainpalais Jonction and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information.

Discover Saint-Jean Charmilles

The dynamic and vibrant district of Saint-Jean Charmilles is located between the natural setting of the cliffs above the River Rhone and the lively activity of the city. Discover Saint-Jean Charmilles and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information.

Discover Servette Petit-Saconnex

Standing where the city meets the countryside, the district of Servette Petit-Saconnex is a lively and dynamic example of diversity. A rural, forested area in the 19th century, it has been transformed into a densely-populated district that is now home to more than 15% of the city’s population. Discover Servette Petit-Saconnex and its history through a series of pictures, anecdotes, sites and monuments as well as a selection of practical information.

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Article modifié le 25.09.2020 à 17:05