Geneva

Travel Guide
Geneva
Admire the picturesqueLake Geneva and walk sophisticated streets lined with international headquarters, excellent museums, and art galleries.

Geneva is Switzerland’s second largest city and home to the headquarters of UN organizations, the Red Cross, and dozens of other international bodies. The city is built around the mouth of the Rhone at the south-western end of Lake Geneva.

Grab your camera and head to the Old Town. You’ll see buildings from throughout the centuries including the birthplace of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Cathédrale St. Pierre. Climb the tower to get great views of the city. Back down on ground level, check out the Musée International de la Reforme to learn about the reformation in France and Switzerland.

For more history, drop by Maison Tavel. The old manor has been modified and renovated several times over the centuries, and today houses a museum documenting the history of Geneva. For a look at the work of the Red Cross around the world, explore the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

Art lovers will want to move on to some of the city’s excellent art museums. Start at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire to admire paintings from as far back as the Renaissance and artifacts from the ancient world. For more recent works, check out the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. Visit the Musée des Arts d’Extrême Orient to examine items from the Far East. Fans of pottery and ceramics should take a look at the Musée Ariana.

Take a break and head down to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the view of the French Alps or sit down in a café and watch the Jet d’Eau spurt water over 450 feet (140 meters) into the air. In the evenings, head out to Victoria Hall or the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a show.

Where to stay in Geneva

Nash Airport Hotel
Nash Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Chemin de la Violette 11, Cointrin, Meyrin, GE, 1216
The price is $98 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Meyrin. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (365 reviews)
"Convenient"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Nash Airport Hotel
Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
4 out of 5
Rue du Rhône 46, Geneva, 1204
The price is $160 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Palexpo and CERN are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (7 reviews)
"Excellent staff Room slightly tight but clean"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Ruby Claire Hotel Geneva
Nash Suites Airport Hotel
Nash Suites Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenue Louis Casai 88, Meyrin, 1216
The price is $102 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Meyrin. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and free airport pick-up. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (376 reviews)
"Convenient location, close to the Airport but not disturbed by the planes. Staff friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Nash Suites Airport Hotel
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.
Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
3 out of 5
Chemin de Mouille-Galand 5, Vernier, 1214
The price is $136 per night from Jul 22 to Jul 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vernier. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions CERN and Palexpo are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Very nice room"

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Appart'City Confort Genève Aéroport Vernier
Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
3.5 out of 5
Rue Thalberg 4, Geneva, GE, 1201
The price is $214 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (458 reviews)
"Location, customer service, amenities are excellent"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
Fraser Suites Geneva
Fraser Suites Geneva
4 out of 5
3-5 Rue de la Rôtisserie, Geneva, GE, 1204
The price is $441 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 31
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Geneva. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Popular attractions Palexpo and CERN are located nearby. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"Fantastic room layout, convenient location"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Fraser Suites Geneva
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.

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