From body to heart – Between urban planning and health

From the World Health Organisation (WHO) to the Bains des Pâquis and the Parc des Eaux-Vives, discover Geneva under the banner of health.


Description of the circuit

 The “From body to heart” circuit follows both shores of Lake Geneva. The circuit starts at the WHO, leading up to the attractive heights of the Château de Penthes before heading towards the History and Science Museum overlooking the lake. You cross the Rhone via the Pont de la Machine before ending your tour at the Villa Le Plonjon, in the Parc des Eaux-Vives.

This circuit was born of the synergy between the City of Geneva’s pedestrian plan and Slì na Slainte, an international initiative aimed at encouraging people to walk, both for pleasure and for their health. An Irish expression, Sli na Slainte means “path of health”. The circuit is punctuated by benches every thousand metres. Look out for these benches: they suggest that walking is a means of creating a path in tune with your body, your breathing and your mind.

Length: 7.5 km, lasting 2 hours 30

Acquiring the pamphlet and map

The pamphlets presenting the 10 walks are only available in electronic format and can be downloaded at the bottom of the page: 

  • a printable version of the circuit;
  • the original French version;
  • the original English version.


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Article modifié le 21.02.2024 à 11:54