Exploring Geneva & its surroundings

View of lake Léman from Mont Salève

As I’ve told you in previous posts, we’ve been recently exploring Geneva and its surroundings quite a lot. We’ve enjoyed summer in the city, although the sunny weather is now coming to an end. Let me show you my favorite spots so far!

The Old Town in Geneva is well preserved and beautiful with its cobbled streets. Some highlights include St Pierre Cathedral and the Reformation Wall in Parc des Bastions. The nearby Grand Théâtre is an elegant addition to this area. I like Bourg-de-Four Square with its central fountain and cafés around it.

Mont Salève is a nearby mountain of the French Prealps located in France which I can actually see from my new apartment. It is also called the “Balcony of Geneva”. I highly recommend going up there by cablecar and trekking all the way down. The view of the lake Léman is breathtaking.

The beautiful French city of Annecy was another great discovery this summer and is less than an hour away from Geneva. This town is by lake Annecy and is known for its Vieille Ville (Old Town), with cobbled streets, winding canals and pastel-colored houses. The Château d’Annecy dominates the Old Town and has been transformed into a museum. 

Whether you’ve visited these spots already or are planning to do so, feel free to leave me a comment below!

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