Nestling between the city and the countryside, the district of Servette Petit-Saconnex is characterised by its activity, vibrancy and diversity.
Servette Petit-Saconnex is one of the eight major districts of the City of Geneva. It is located on the right bank, above the district of Grottes Saint-Gervais between Pâquis Sécheron and Saint-Jean Charmilles. The district comprises the following sectors:
Servette Petit-Saconnex is also a popular district shared by a wide variety of professions, social classes and nationalities. The presence of a mosque as well as several Catholic and Protestant churches in this district bears testimony to this.
The ‘pénétrante de verdure’, formed by the succession of large parks connecting the railway station to le Grand-Saconnex, represents a key element of collective heritage for the identity of the district and an open-air space very close to the locals’ hearts.
La Servette – a hub of diversity
In la Servette, everything is accessible on foot as the housing is located close to the shops and public services. The streets are therefore busy and very lively. There is also a wide range of associative activities. As far back as 30 years ago, the inhabitants gathered together in the ‘Cartel de la Servette’.
Like its population, the cityscape of la Servette is very diverse. The sector of Grand-Pré is located closest to the city centre and was also the first sector in the district to be urbanised. The buildings form rectangular islands. Above Rue Hoffmann, the area of villas known as la Forêt is currently growing in population. The Vermont residential complex is more recent. It is built in the shape of an amphitheatre around the Parc de Vermont.
Le Petit-Saconnex, between city and country
Le Petit-Saconnex combines the charm of the countryside and the advantages of the city. Close to the urban centre, it nevertheless has the feel of a village in certain places.
The residential areas and villas leave considerable space for green areas, such as the Promenade des Crêts or the Jardin de la Paix. Some parks used to be private, and are still home to attractive mansions. The influence of the international organisations is noticeable here. At the heart of the district, la Place du Petit-Saconnex is reminiscent of the former village, with its church, its terraces and its bakery.
Information about Servette Petit-Saconnex
The building sites currently in progress in your district
See the list of building sites lasting more than one month implemented by the City of Geneva in the Servette Petit-Saconnex district.
The Servette information centre
The attentive staff of the La Servette information centre, located on the right bank of the river, provide social health, education and cultural information about Geneva while facilitating access to municipal, cantonal and associative services.
The brochure presenting the district of Servette Petit-Saconnex
The 'Near you' district brochure, available for download at the bottom of the page or from the info-service centres, helps inhabitants familiarise themselves with the services available in their district provided by the public authorities or the network of associations.
Le quartier Servette Petit-Saconnex by Emmanuelle Bayart
La galerie, associée à cet article, contient 14 photos.
Article modifié le 01.03.2021 à 11:53