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Jardin Anglais, Geneva

Geneva, GE, Switzerland
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Jardin Anglais, the English Garden, is 25,000 square meter park right in the middle of the city just next to Lake Geneva. It is the site of many events including the Geneva Marathon and Fetes de Geneve, both of which occur every year. Perhaps one of the most famous sites in Geneva, L'Horloge Fleurie (the flower clock), is located in the park, right across the street from some of Geneva’s high-end shops. On a normal day, you can find some vendors selling souvenirs or food at the park but during events, you have a few food drunks that are stationed there.
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Points of interest

Coop Supermarché City Genève Fusterie Food
Coop is my favorite store and a must in Geneva because the restaurants are so pricey.
Promenade des Bastions
Large interesting park that consists of a lovely garden, interesting lounge chairs, and life-size chess.
International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Quite pricey at 15 Swiss Francs a person. Would not waste my money on this.
Maison Tavel
Built in the 12th century by the Maison family, this medieval house is the oldest house in the city.
Parc de la Grange
Beautiful large park right across from Lake Geneva that has a stage, rose garden, and pond.
Musée Ariana
Museum of glass and ceramics in Geneva devoted to kilncraft and consisting of over 25,000 objects.
Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
Relatively recently constructed natural history museum of Geneva. Not for those who don’t like taxidermy.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The largest art and history museum of Geneva that has a small restaurant inside.
International Museum of the Reformation
Relatively recently built in 2005 that focuses on The Reformation in Geneva.
Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
Interesting museum and botanical garden that houses tens of thousands of various plants and flowers.
Salève
Beautiful mountains that offer great hikes and amazing views of Geneva from above.
Bains des Pâquis
Although I don’t consider Geneva to have beaches that many of us are used to, this is one of the most popular.
Chamonix
The French Alps that are only 1.5-2 hours away by bus.
Annecy
Beautiful little city in France that is a little over 1 hours away by bus.
Bern
The closest major city to Geneva that is only 2 hours away by train.
Lausanne
One of the nearest major city that is only 50 minutes away by train or car.
Cailler
A unique little excursions that you can take when on the western side of Switzerland is to Maison Cailler the Swiss chocolate factory located in Broc.
Patek Philippe Museum
A museum of watchmaker Patek Philippe that showcases the evolution of the brand and an impressive collection.
Cern
The hub of scientific exploration but make sure to reserve your tickets months in advance.
St Pierre Cathedral
Roman Catholic Church transformed into a protestant church during The Reformation.
Lake Geneva
One of my absolutely favorite things to do in Geneva, especially if I was accompanied with a friend or acquaintance, is to get a gelato or a bottle of wine with some wine glasses and watch the sun set over Lake Geneva.
Jardin anglais
Jardin Anglais, the English Garden, is 25,000 square meter park right in the middle of the city just next to Lake Geneva.
Geneva
Geneva is very expensive, even when you go to some of the more local restaurants or pubs. Drinks were always well over 10 Swiss Francs.
United Nations Office at Geneva
I had the opportunity to attend a human rights training at Palais des Nations (United Nations) in Geneva. It was a very unique opportunity to learn about the human rights program at the UN and visit with various UN workers. Although I did not get that much away from the program and I did have to pay for everything myself, I am happy I had the opportunity to attend.
The Geneva Water Fountain
et d’Eau is Geneva’s iconic water fountain on Lake Geneva. Arguably the most iconic symbol of the city, this 19th century fountain is switched on and off manually by volunteers every day. Unless there is a huge city wide even going on, the foundation is turned off at night.

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