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Quay to quay – the history of transport and trees

From the Quai du Mont-Blanc to the airport, discover a circuit punctuated by rare trees – souvenirs brought back from journeys to distant lands – which offer an original means of exploring the topic of transport.

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Description of the circuit

When you talk about a quay, your mind automatically turns to travel. This circuit makes use of the Mouettes Genevoises boats to travel from one shore of the lake to the other before making a brief stop at the bus station, a former stopping place for carriages, and then the Cornavin railway station. The circuit also takes in numerous parks, including les Cropettes, Beaulieu and Trembley. While strolling through the parks, you will have the chance to admire numerous species of trees, ranging from the Hungarian silver linden to the giant sequoia. Paths bearing such elegant names as les Coudriers and le Pommier take you to Grand-Saconnex. Here, you can admire the large expanses of the Campagne du Château and the Parc Sarasin. The next stage of your journey takes you towards the Geneva Palexpo convention centre before coming to an end at the airport.

The numerous parks you walk through boast a wide range of trees, some of which were brought here from countries as far away as Chile or Japan.

Length: 6.5 km, lasting approximately 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.

Contact

Service de l'aménagement, du génie-civil et de la mobilité

10 Rue François-Dussaud

1227

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Article modifié le 27.02.2020 à 12:03