Geneva is a sparkling city, rich in history and embedded in gorgeous scenery. The rolling Alps and beautiful lake are views you will never tire of. But it's also a small enough city to get to know quite quickly. After a leisurely breakfast, just take bus no. 5 in front of the hotel, direction Bel-Air, right to the heart of Geneva's historical district where you can admire three of Geneva's cultural landmarks: the Grand Theater, the Music Conservatory and the Rath Museum. The architecture is breathtaking and should also give you a sense of the place, and the influences under which the city has evolved. Afterwards, take a walk through the Parc des Bastions and discover the famous Reformation Wall that shows the four great figures of Calvinism, an integral and symbolic part of Switzerland's history. Walk up the hill to the Old Town where you can enjoy an authentic Swiss lunch at Les Armures. With a bit of luck, you can have the table where President Clinton first discovered the real taste of Swiss cheese fondue. Alternatively you can return to the hotel for lunch at the Woods restaurant, where you can taste a huge array of great wines.
점심 식사 후, 당신은 세계에서 식물의 15,000 종을 체험 할 수있는 호텔에서 식물원에서 10 분 산책. 대자연의 상상력은 여전히 무한한이다. 그런 다음 잘 진주 호수, 오후의 휴식을위한 목가적 인 장소의 아름다운 테라스에서 자격을. 제네바 호수의 아름다운 전망 피노 검은 색의 유리를 즐길 수 있습니다.
카지노 뒤 라크를 방문하여 작은 모험과 저녁 마무리, 불과 5 분 거리에 호텔에서 차로. 테이블의 소용돌이를 가지고 당신이 운이 좋다면, 당신은 멋진 추억보다 더 제네바을 남길 수 있습니다.
International Red Cross Museum
The humanitarian adventure Emotion, discovery, reflection: the Museum offers you a unique opportunity to enter into the history of humanitarian action. Three separate areas, each developed by a well-known exhibition architect, allow you to explore three major challenges in today’s world: Defending human dignity, Restoring family links, Reducing natural risks. An interactive chronology unfurls 150 years of humanitarian history, while Current focus enables you to track Red Cross and Red Crescent operations right around the globe.
Archaeological Site of Saint-Pierre Cathedral
Explore the secrets of St Peter's Cathedral by visiting its towers. Whether in summer or winter, the most beautiful view of Geneva and the lake awaits you from the top of the Cathedral's towers. During the visit you'll be able to climb the 157 steps of the towers leading to the top of the Cathedral. You will also discover magnificent architectural treasures - an emblematic symbol of the Reformation. In addition, the Cathedral holds the largest collection of Romanesque and Gothic capitals in Switzerland, while the stained-glass windows, identical to the Renaissance examples found in the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Museum of Art and History) date back to restoration work carried out in the 19th century.
The Water Fountain
The lakeshore’s star attraction is the elegant water fountain, dazzling visitors as it shoots 140 metres into the sky. Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory, the Jet d'Eau has become the landmark of Geneva. Its millions of air bubbles will immediately put you under its spell. The fountain came into being by chance. In 1886, a hydraulic power station was built to deliver water under pressure from the Rhône to the city’s fountains, households and factories. One evening, pressure build-ups forced the engineers to install a special pressure relief valve. This marked the birth of the Jet d’Eau. The ephemeral work of art soon became a tourist attraction and was moved closer to the lakeside. With time, water column grew taller. Since 1951, an autonomous pumping station has propelled 500 litres of water per second to a height of 140 metres at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
A Globe of Science and Innovation (CERN)
The Globe of Science and Innovation is a landmark for CERN and a symbol of sustainable development for all. It is 27 metres high and 40 metres in diameter, which is about the size of the St. Peter's Basilica's dome in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a metaphor for Planet Earth. On the ground floor , the ‘Universe of Particles’ exhibition takes the visitor on a journey deep into the world of particles and back to the Big Bang.
A Symbol for Peace - The Broken Chair
‘Broken Chair’ is the work of sculptor Daniel Berset. It was made in 1997 for the NGO Handicap International. Its message is simple: remember the victims of landmines, urge your government to promote a ban on landmines. To illustrate this combat, the Broken Chair stands on three legs, the fourth being splintered half way up. The Chair stands proudly to a height of 12 metres and has an air of dignity. Nearby: the European headquarters of the United Nations, guided tours.