Geneva

Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Geneva

ibis Geneve Centre Nations
ibis Geneve Centre Nations
3 out of 5
Rue De Grand Pre 33-35, Geneva, GE
The price is S$123 per night from 23 Oct to 23 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Petit-Saconnex, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Flower Clock, United Nations European Headquarters and Palace of Nations. Saint-Pierre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (805 reviews)
"Modern, updated rooms. Nice breakfast. Walking distance to train station. Very lovely"

Reviewed on 7 Sep,2021

ibis Geneve Centre Nations
Hotel Suisse
Hotel Suisse
3 out of 5
10 Place Cornavin, Geneva, GE
The price is S$168 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Geneva, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Notre Dame Basilica and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European Headquarters ...
4.3/5Excellent! (954 reviews)
"Great location -- easy access to restaurants and public transportation. Good price. AC is a bit weak."

Reviewed on 13 Sep,2021

Hotel Suisse
citizenM Geneva
citizenM Geneva
4 out of 5
31-33 Rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva
The price is S$225 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Geneva Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rue du Rhône, Saint-Pierre Cathedral and Flower Clock. University of Geneva and Jet d'Eau ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)
"Ideal location very practical for short stays"

Reviewed on 28 Aug,2021

citizenM Geneva
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.
Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
3 out of 5
Chemin de Mouille-Galand 5, Vernier
The price is S$152 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in the heart of Vernier, this aparthotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Vivarium de Meyrin and within 3 miles (5 km) of CERN and Palexpo. Alpine Garden and Balexert ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"This is a pretty new hotel, the room was spacious, comfortable bed and all settings ready if you want to make your own cooking, at the beginning I though it's too far away however only takes 20 minutes to the city center, very good transport links, excellent customer service, Staff was friendly, ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2021

Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
3.5 out of 5
Rue Thalberg 4, Geneva, GE
The price is S$203 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Downtown Geneva, this eco-friendly residence is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Brunswick Monument and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Palexpo. The Library In English and ...
4/5Very Good! (425 reviews)
"They were very informative at the front desk and gave us a public transportation pass for free for our time there. Very nice. They delivered breakfast to our room. Continental type breakfast. It was good. This picture is misleading because we had a balcony view and you could only see a tiny piece ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul,2021

Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
Fraser Suites Geneva
Fraser Suites Geneva
3 Rue de la Rôtisserie, Geneva, GE
The price is S$439 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Geneva Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Center Shopping Area and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and Palace of Nations ...
Fraser Suites Geneva
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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