Geneva, like pretty much anywhere in Switzerland, is expensive. However, it is still well worth a visit and the beauty of the city will (almost) make you forget how much that pint of beer just cost you.


Geneva is well known for its Jet d’eau – a fountain where 500 litres of water per second are thrown 140 metres up into the air. It really is something special to see. When the water is thrown up into the air you can see it in several points of the city; especially in the hills in the old town. Take a trip down the waterside of Lake Geneva and see the fountain up close. And while you’re by the water make sure you…

Cruise The lake:

Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe. The lake is bordered by the mountains and on a clear day you can even make out the summit of Mont Blanc from points on the lake. There are various companies offering boat cruises so take a look around and see what best suits your needs. This company is highly recommended on tripadvisor.

Peruse The Old Town:

You will have gathered from other Must See posts that I really do love old towns. Geneva’s is no exception to this. The beautiful old town climbs uphill and is speckled with pretty churches and lovely looking pubs.

Le Parc Des Bastions:

This park was probably one of my favourite things in Geneva. The huge chess set in the park with big pieces you can move about had me watching the old men play for quite a while. There’s also a Reformation Wall – if you’re in to history at all (like I am), then strolling along the Wall will keep you entertained. The university and library can also be found in the park. Have to admit I got pretty jealous of their grounds, go and visit the park yourself to see what I mean!

Have you ever been to Geneva? Let me know what you thought of it!

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