Accommodation in and around Geneva

Accommodation in and around Geneva
Geneva, in western Switzerland, is one of Europe’s busiest cities. Its airport, which is partially in France as well as Switzerland, remains one of Europe’s most used transport hubs. This means that there is plentiful accommodation in the city and surrounding area for travellers. From city centre luxury to mountain ski lodges, the area around Geneva has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation. Many of the finest hotels in Geneva are close to the lake, offering excellent views. If you are looking for luxury Geneva accommodation then a ...

Weather in Geneva

A questions many people will ask when planning a holiday is “What will the weather be like?”. When it comes to picturing the kind of weather in Geneva, most foreigners who did not know better would immediately think of snow. After all, there are all those mountains and skiers. While that is true to an extent, the weather is much more varied than that, with Geneva’s climate actually being classified as ‘temperate oceanic’ by meteorologists. Winters are actually relatively mild in the city itself, despite Geneva being at high altitude. ...

Geneva: A Winter Sports Haven

Geneva: A Winter Sports Haven
There are many reasons to visit Geneva in winter/spring, when a dusting of snow can make the place look like something out of a fairytale or off the front of a chocolate box. Views across the snowy Alps make braving the lower temperatures worthwhile, and you can always warm yourself up after any sojourn with a well deserved fondue. Certainly all of Geneva’s usual attractions are equally appealing during these seasons — losing yourself among the narrow streets of the Old Town, indulging in some world-class shopping, viewing the Jet ...

Activities in the Geneva Region

Activities in the Geneva Region
Geneva is a region where France and Switzerland join, providing visitors with a culturally rich travel experience. While winter is the time many people head to this Alpine wonderland, the city and the wider region have plenty to offer visitors of all types at every time of year. While the attractions of the city of Geneva are very well known indeed to many travellers, fewer people known what the city’s hinterland can provide in terms of interesting activities and places to visit. One thing which many people might not associate ...

Suggestions for Eating out in Geneva

Suggestions for Eating out in Geneva
Geneva City has much to offer besides great lake and mountain scenery. You can also enjoy some great food while your eyes feast on all those landscapes. Whatever your budget, there will be somewhere in Geneva where you will find superb food and a hearty welcome. For those who are working to a tight budget, such as students or ski travellers, Taverne de la Madeleine at 20 rue Toutes-Âmes is a good choice of venue. Basically a lunch only canteen, it nevertheless serves up great plates of hearty, warming food ...

Nightlife in Geneva City

Nightlife in Geneva City
Geneva City sparkles when the sun goes down. Geneva might be better known as a the gateway to the Swiss and French Alps, but it is a bustling, diverse city in its own right. This means that there is plenty to keep visitors busy when it comes to the kind of nightlife which is on offer. The idea of the straight-laced Swiss comes well and truly apart when you spend a little bit of time exploring Geneva City after dark. One thing which might strike first time visitors to the ...

Events and Festivals in Geneva

Events and Festivals in Geneva
Geneva is one of Europe’s major tourist hubs, offering superb lakeside views, massively majestic mountains and superb skiing. All that is within easy reach of one of Europe’s busiest airports, which actually spans two countries. With some of France’s finest ski resorts and mountain hang-outs also easily accessible from the city, it is worth seeing what Geneva can offer. There is plenty going on in the French-speaking part of Switzerland without the skiing and leisure opportunities that the Alps offer anyway. The cultural and arts scene in the city buzzes ...

Geneva Airport Information

Geneva Airport Information
Geneva Airport is one of the European Union’s biggest transport hubs, which might surprise some people. After all, the city of Geneva is in Switzerland, which is not in the EU. Unusually, the airport is situated in two countries, in both France and Switzerland. If a passenger enters the French part of the airport, he or she does not need to pass through Swiss customs though, as they technically remain in France. It is only Switzerland’s second busiest airport though, standing just behind Zurich in terms of visitor numbers. While ...