Quai du Mont-Blanc


Flowers, statues, outdoor art exhibitions and views of Mont Blanc (on clear days only) abound on this picturesque northern lakeshore promenade, which leads past the Bains des Pâquis, where the Genevois have frolicked in the sun since 1872, to Parc de la Perle du Lac, a city park where Romans built ornate thermal baths. Further north, the peacock-studded lawns of Parc de l'Ariana ensnare the UN and Geneva's pretty Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.

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1. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques

0.71 MILES

Geneva's premier botanical park – renowned for its Botanical Conservatory – boasts over 12,000 species of plants from around the world, meticulously…

2. Palais des Nations

0.78 MILES

Home to the UN since 1966, the Palais des Nations was built between 1929 and 1936 to house the now-defunct League of Nations. Visits are by guided tour …

3. Jet d'Eau

0.81 MILES

When landing by plane, this lakeside fountain is your first dramatic glimpse of Geneva. The 140m-tall structure shoots up water with incredible force –…

4. Eaux-Vives Plage Publique

0.93 MILES

A new (and free) public beach at Eaux-Vives was in the pipeline for Geneva at the time of research. Scheduled to open in summer 2019, the long sandy beach…

6. Cité du Temps


This 19th-century industrial building straddling Lake Geneva was constructed in the 1840s to provide the city's public fountains with water. Today it…

7. Horloge Fleurie

1.02 MILES

In the Jardin Anglais you'll find Geneva’s most photographed clock, crafted from 6500 living flowers. It's been ticking since 1955 and boasts the world’s…

8. Jardin Anglais

1.03 MILES

Before finding your way into the Vieille Ville, join the crowds taking selfies in front of the Horloge Fleurie, the pièce de résistance of this, Geneva's…