The European headquarters of the UN and home to world-famous high-quality watches, Geneva is a city full of charm with its historic centre overlooked by Saint Pierre cathedral (a Reformation hotspot), its lovely shops, museums, parks, markets...
Situated in the old town just a short walk from Rue du Rhône, our 3 star hotel in Geneva is the ideal starting point for a leisurely stroll along the bay, admiring the Water Jet, the banks of the lake and the unforgettable views of the water, the greenery and the mountains.
There are numerous treasures nestled amongst the cobbled streets of Geneva's old town. Saint Pierre cathedral overlooks this ancient fortified medieval city, which is also known for its courthouse, town hall and the Grand Théâtre. The Jardin Anglais, the Promenade de la Treille and the Parc des Bastions are all green havens which can be visited from our hotel between the old town and Lake Léman.
The Saint Pierre protestant cathedral, which dates back to the 4th century, is the main religious building in Geneva. It is renowned for its neo-classical facade and numerous capitals and frescoes which are stored in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, resulting in it being listed as a European Heritage site. The underground archaeological site, the Musée International de la Réforme and the Calvin Auditorium round off the visit.
An icon of Geneva, the Water Jet shoots up 140m from the centre of the Bay. Previously installed to relieve pressure in the city's pipes during the evenings, it now continues to flow and attract thousands of visitors. The Bains des Pâquis beach is an ideal vantage point to admire the show.
And of course... the most famous clock in Geneva, a city known worldwide for its watchmaking expertise, is a botanical masterpiece! Made up of eight dials, this unusual flowerbed in the Jardin Anglais has a 2.5m long second hand and hands which change colour with the seasons.
The Palace of Nations, which is found in Geneva's Ariana park, was built at the start of the 20th century by the League of Nations and now houses the United Nations (UN). With an annual schedule of around 8,000 meetings, hosting several offices including UNESCO and the Human Rights Council, the Palace of Nations is an important stronghold of international relations.
Take some time during your stay or seminar in Geneva to visit the city's various museums. Archaeology, history, art and sciences are some of the topics featured at the Patek Philippe Museum, the Centre d’Art Contemporain, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, the Musée International de la Réforme, the Bodmer Foundation... Also take time during your stay in Geneva to visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.
It is impossible to stay in Geneva without walking along the banks of Lake Léman, or even to take a boat ride on its waves; it's also an opportunity to visit charming villages such as Vevey or Villeneuve.
At the centre of Geneva, you can relax on the Bains des Pâquis beach, just a few metres from the Water Jet. In summer, sunbathe and take advantage of the leisure activities. In winter, relax and enjoy the magnificent view over the lake.