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GenevaSwitzerland

Admire the picturesque Lake Geneva and walk sophisticated streets lined with international headquarters, excellent museums, and art galleries.

Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city and home to the headquarters of UN organisations, the Red Cross, and dozens of other international bodies. The city is built around the mouth of the Rhone at the south-western end of Lake Geneva.

Grab your camera and head to the Old Town. You’ll see buildings from throughout the centuries including the birthplace of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Cathédrale St. Pierre. Climb the tower to get great views of the city. Back down on ground level, check out the Musée International de la Reforme to learn about the reformation in France and Switzerland.

For more history, drop by Maison Tavel. The old manor has been modified and renovated several times over the centuries, and today houses a museum documenting the history of Geneva. For a look at the work of the Red Cross around the world, explore the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

Art lovers will want to move on to some of the city’s excellent art museums. Start at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire to admire paintings from as far back as the Renaissance and artifacts from the ancient world. For more recent works, check out the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. Visit the Musée des Arts d’Extrême Orient to examine items from the Far East. Fans of pottery and ceramics should take a look at the Musée Ariana.

Take a break and head down to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the view of the French Alps or sit down in a café and watch the Jet d’Eau spurt water over 140 metres (450 feet) into the air. In the evenings, head out to Victoria Hall or the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a show.

Top hotels in Geneva

citizenM Geneva
citizenM Geneva
4 out of 5
31-33 Rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$164 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Geneva Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue du Rhône, Flower Clock and University of Geneva. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Perfect

"Excellent service and team! Room really confortable and clean 🌟 only downside, we can’t open the windows."…"

Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2020

citizenM Geneva
Hotel D Geneva
Hotel D Geneva
4 out of 5
16 Rue de Fribourg, Geneva
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$215 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Downtown Geneva, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Library In English and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (94 reviews)

"Great hotel very close to train station. Very nice room, big, comfortable bed. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Hotel D Geneva
Hotel N'vY
Hotel N'vY
4.5 out of 5
Rue de Richemont 18, Geneva, GE
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$241 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Downtown Geneva, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Flower Clock and Saint-Pierre Cathedral. Jet d'Eau Fountain and University of Geneva are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"perfect location and perfect staff; staff are friendly and location is middle of town close to everthing"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jun. 2020

Hotel N'vY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Geneva

Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
3.5 out of 5
Rue Thalberg 4, Geneva, GE
The price is AU$168 per night from 12 Dec. to 13 Dec.

Located in Downtown Geneva, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Monument and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

4/5Very Good! (407 reviews)
Aparthotel Geneva

"Near lake and restaurants friendly staff big room"…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
The Hamlet
The Hamlet
5 out of 5
12 Rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva, GE
The price is AU$1,290 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.

Located in Geneva Old Town, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Place du Bourg-de-Four and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United ...

The Hamlet
Larem Suites Old Town
Larem Suites Old Town
4 out of 5
34 Grand Rue, Geneva

Located in Geneva Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Old Arsenal and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

3.4/5Good! (7 reviews)

"By my mistake, we booked this property for 2 people vs. 3 required as my daughter was staying with us for 2 of the 4 nights. We discovered the error when we arrived. For a room rented for a little more than $200 a night, we were charged an incremental $75 for 4 nights for two sheets, a pillow, and ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2019

Larem Suites Old Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Geneva

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12 Mar. 2020

I think it will be a nice place to visit in Summer. We were unfortunate that UN tour suspended and Geneva motor show cancelled because of the Covid-19. What we did was walking around the lake and shopping street this Spring.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Feb. 2020

It’s expensive !

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Sep. 2019

Geneva is a city very rich in culture with influences from accross the world, which makes it very unique. There is just so much to do and see in Geneva.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Aug. 2019

Beautiful city with great public transport

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Aug. 2019

Although expensive to live good transport and other services

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Jul. 2019

Great place for a few days

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