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A city of history and culture, with over 40 public and private museums and many art galleries, Geneva showcases its past and embraces the future. Its timeless charm is clear on every street corner delighting visitors to the city of Calvin. 

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Right bank :

A short walking distance from the Eastwest Hotel, is the “Pâquis” pier with its lighthouse and the “Bain des Pâquis”. A true Geneva institution, it’s a great place to relax, eat and enjoy the view across the lake.

The United Nations, the Place des Nations and the Museum of the Red Cross are all within easy reach by foot or tram.
 
On the edge of the city is the Botanical Garden, an exceptional microcosm of over 16 000 plant species.

The Favarger chocolate factory, the oldest in Switzerland to have roasted cocoa beans, is only a 15 minute train ride from the station.

Left Bank :

On the other side of the Mont Blanc bridge is the English Garden with its famous flower clock, a reminder of the city’s watch making tradition.

The 140 m high Jet d’Eau fountain dominates the bay and is Geneva’s most prominent landmark.

Joggers and families will appreciate the green, open spaces of « Parc des Eaux Vives », « Parc de la Grange » and the « Gustave-Ador » walk.

Old Town :

Dominated by the “Saint Pierre “ Cathedral, the Old Town offers an opportunity for a pleasant stroll down its pedestrian streets lined with shops, period buildings, museums and quaint cafes.

At the foot of the old town is the shopping district and the « Rue du Rhône » with its luxury boutiques.

Nearby, the Grand Theatre and Victoria Hall stage a variety of shows and performances all year.

The « Patek Philippe » watch museum and the « MAMCO » museum of modern art are also conveniently located near the Old Town

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The Lake :

A wide range of water sports and cruises are available throughout the year.

Popular excursions organized directly from the hotel include:

The charming coastal towns of Coppet, Nyon and Yvoire, a beautiful medieval village on the French shore, are all accessible by car or by boat. As are Lausanne, Montreux and the famous Chillon Castle, a medieval fortress set between lake and mountains.

Carouge :

Easily accessible by tram, Carouge is a small suburb of Geneva with quaint houses, lively streets and shady squares. It has a friendly village atmosphere and many trendy boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and bars.
The Carouge Market is the perfect place to blend in with the locals.

Mont Salève :

The top of Mont Salève, accessible by road or cable car, dominates the city and offers breathtaking views over the lake and the Alps. It is the starting point for excellent walks or accompanied paragliding flights over the lake, for those wanting a little more excitement.

The Alps and the Mont-Blanc :

The famous ski resorts of Chamonix, and Megève are just an hour drive from Geneva.

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The countryside around Geneva offers some magnificent landscapes to be explored via the wine routes that overlook the lake, with a chance to visit a cellar and taste some of the local wines.

The Jura Massif, half an hour away by car, is ideal for mountain sports, including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, cross-country and downhill skiing in winter.

Popular excursions organized directly from the hotel include :

Gruyère and the Golden Express train, for a taste of Swiss chocolate and cheese, and unforgettable landscapes!

Trips to Chamonix and cable car excursions to the vertiginous Aiguilles de Midi, overlooking the Mont Blanc Massif and the world famous Mer de Glace glacier.

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