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Popular places to visit in Geneva Old Town

Saint-Pierre Cathedral
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Saint-Pierre Cathedral

4.5/5(200 reviews)

Towering over Geneva’s old town is this 12th-century cathedral, known for its mixture of architectural styles and the Roman temple ruins that lie beneath it. 

Place du Bourg-de-Four
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Place du Bourg-de-Four

4.5/5(109 reviews)

For centuries, this popular square in Geneva’s old town has served as a meeting place. Dine in a bistro, visit antique stores and admire the architecture.

Chapel of the Maccabees
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Chapel of the Maccabees

Gaze up at the spectacular ceiling paintings and note how the sunlight penetrates the stained-glass windows in this magnificent chapel.

Barbier-Mueller Archeology Museum
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Barbier-Mueller Archeology Museum

Learn about tribal cultures and ancient civilizations through their distinctive art and relics. See why some of the pieces are considered to be masterpieces.

CERN
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CERN

4.5/5(57 reviews)

Visit a pioneering research facility to see the huge apparatus that is helping scientists look back to the dawn of time.

United Nations European Headquarters
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United Nations European Headquarters

4.5/5(191 reviews)

Tour the headquarters of one of the world’s most important organisations. See the impressive chambers and artworks and monuments in the surrounding parklands.

Top things to do in Geneva Old Town

Food & Drink Tour Geneva with EAT & CHILL TOUR
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Food & Drink Tour Geneva with EAT & CHILL TOUR

$239
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Geneva Private Walking Tour
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Geneva Private Walking Tour

$318
Per adult
Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace
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Chamonix & Mont Blanc with Aiguille du Midi & Mer de Glace

$222
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Annecy, Venice of the Alps, Half-Day Guided Tour from Geneva
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Annecy, Venice of the Alps, Half-Day Guided Tour from Geneva

$63
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Geneva City Tour & Boat Cruise
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Geneva City Tour & Boat Cruise

$80
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Geneva & Annecy Full-Day Tour
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Geneva & Annecy Full-Day Tour

$105
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend

Top Hotels in Geneva Old Town

Hôtel de La Cigogne
Hôtel de La Cigogne
5 out of 5
17, place Longemalle, Geneva
The price is $262 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 7

Located in Geneva Old Town, this luxury hotel is steps from City Center Shopping Area and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European Headquarters ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (108 reviews)

"Very efficient & clean. Bathroom & shower very good. Location was fabulous and the restaurant/terrace at the front was excellent and is clearly a popular summer lunch spot for the great & good of Geneva. Downsides are that the hotel is very dark and the room we had didn’t have any view (other than ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Hôtel de La Cigogne
Hôtel Les Armures
Hôtel Les Armures
5 out of 5
1, rue Puits-St-Pierre, Geneva, GE
The price is $340 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Geneva Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chapel of the Maccabees and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (177 reviews)

"Overall fantastic. Staff were very welcoming, hotel was in a quiet part of the old town. Food at the restaurant was fantastic and also very cute and romantic. Would recommend to couples and business individuals. 5 stars all round."…"

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Hôtel Les Armures
Hotel Central
Hotel Central
2 out of 5
Rue de la Rôtisserie 2, Geneva
The price is $89 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Geneva Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Center Shopping Area and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

3.9/5Good! (252 reviews)

"Hotel was in great location, right downtown Geneva, at decent price being very central. Got transit passes for our stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Hotel Central
Hotel Bel'Espérance
Hotel Bel'Espérance
2.5 out of 5
1 Rue de la Valle, Geneva
The price is $198 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Located in Geneva Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Center Shopping Area and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

4.4/5Excellent! (150 reviews)

"Excellent hotel centrally located in old-town Geneva. It’s basic but does what it advertises extremely well. Single rooms are small, but that is why they are less expensive. Dyson fans in the rooms make up for lack of A/C. I can’t really think of anything lacking at this price point and ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Hotel Bel'Espérance
The Hamlet
The Hamlet
12 Rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva, GE

Located in Geneva Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Place du Bourg-de-Four and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations ...

The Hamlet
citizenM Geneva
citizenM Geneva
4 out of 5
31-33 Rue de la Rotisserie, Geneva
The price is $114 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Geneva Old Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Center Shopping Area and Flower Clock. Jet d'Eau Fountain and United Nations European ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Great hotel , excelent location"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

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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.

Other neighborhoods in Geneva

Geneva showing heritage architecture

Bourg-de-Four

While you're in Bourg-de-Four, take in top sights like Place du Bourg-de-Four and jump on the metro at Rive Tram Stop to see more of the city.

Bourg-de-Four
View from the south tower of Saint-Pierre Cathedral.
Photo by Célia Marques

Saint-Gervais Les Bergues

If you're spending some time in Saint-Gervais Les Bergues, Cité du Temps and Rousseau Island are top sights worth seeing.

Saint-Gervais Les Bergues
Patek Philippe Watch Museum which includes a city, night scenes and street scenes

Plainpalais

4.5/5Wonderful!(29 area reviews)

Shopping, restaurants, and historic sites highlight some notable features of Plainpalais. Make a stop by Patek Philippe Watch Museum or Museum of Ethnography Geneva while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Uni-Mail Tram Stop or Plainpalais Tram Stop to get around town.

Plainpalais
Les immeubles des Schtroumpfs
Dans le quartier animé des Grottes, derrière la gare, se trouve un étrange complexe d’habitations aux murs incurvés et aux couleurs surprenantes. Construits entre 1982 et 1984 par trois architectes inspirés, ces immeubles rappellent le travail de l’artiste espagnol Gaudi : balcons à relief, balustrades en fer forgé et, surtout, aucun recours à la ligne droite. La ressemblance entre ces habitations et les champignons multiformes et colorés dans lesquels vivent les petits personnages de la bande dessinée leur a valu d’hériter du nom de « Schtroumpfs ».
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Cornavin

4/5Very Good!(20 area reviews)

Even though there aren't top sights in Cornavin, you can explore the larger area and take in top sights like Flower Clock. Jump on the metro at Cornavin Tram Stop to see more of the city.

Cornavin
Geneva which includes a park and a monument

Downtown Geneva

4/5Very Good!(194 area reviews)

Known for its panoramic lake views and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Geneva. Check out top attractions like Notre Dame Basilica and Brunswick Monument, and jump on the metro at Cornavin Tram Stop or Mole Tram Stop to see more of the city.

Downtown Geneva
View from the south tower of Saint-Pierre Cathedral.
Photo by Célia Marques

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes

4.5/5Wonderful!(157 area reviews)

Enjoy the panoramic lake views in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes. Notre Dame Basilica is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Lyon Tram Stop or Cornavin Tram Stop to see more of Geneva City Centre.

Saint-Gervais / des Grottes

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