If you’re still wondering what Geneva has got to offer during the summer months, then this article is for you! Nestling between the mountains and Lake Geneva this elegant city is packed with a whole host of varied and exciting activities. So here’s a brief overview of some of the things to see and do in Geneva over the summer months.
The Geneva Water Fountain – The Jet d’Eau de Genève>
No matter the season, the Geneva Water Fountain (Jet d’eau de Genève) is an absolute must-see. A historic and symbolic icon of the city, its awesome power and height are sure to make a big impression on you. You can take a leisurely stroll alongside the lake to admire it with no risk of getting wet… or the more daring among you might like to venture onto the jetty to admire the water fountain up close!
Enjoy the city’s plethora of parks
Geneva has plenty of parks, so don’t hesitate to visit one or two of them, to relax with family or friends. If we had to recommend one in particular to you, it would be the Parc des Bastions, as it’s actually home to another of Geneva’s major sites: the Reformation Wall, a monument commemorating 4 iconic figures from the Protestant Reformation movement, which is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary this year. But that’s not all! The Parc des Bastions also attracts passers-by with several giant chess boards, so they can experience the game from a whole new perspective.
Located about twenty kilometers from the center of Geneva, Mont Salève is becoming an increasingly popular destination. Easy to access via a cable car despite an altitude of over 1000m, Mont Salève offers breathtaking views over Geneva, Lake Geneva and the water fountain. Your eyes will scarcely be able to take it all in!
Les Bains des Pâquis
Les Bains des Pâquis are a highly popular spot on the banks of Lake Geneva (just a stone’s throw from the Hotels Edelweiss and N’vY). These public baths are unsurprisingly devoted primarily to swim, but there are other interesting activities on offer here. For instance, in the summer, this unique venue hosts a free concert every morning at dawn (around 6am). So as it’s clear to see, the Bains des Pâquis are another unmissable attraction. What’s more, the food available there is apparently top notch.
Do some shopping
Geneva is a dream location for a spot of retail therapy! You shouldn’t leave the city without having visited one of its famous watchmakers, jewelers and major fashion stores. The Rue du Rhône, the city’s answer to Paris’s Champs-Elysées, is probably the place to head for if you’re keen to take advantage of Geneva’s luxury shopping potential. But first and foremost, don’t forget to have fun!
And much, much more!
As you’ll definitely have noticed, Geneva is not merely a city where people come to do business – it also features fascinating history, geography and a cultural heritage that offers you a wide range of activities just waiting to be explored!