An introduction to the city of peace and concord, home to the UN and many international charities like the Red Cross and UNICEF.
We'll enjoy a leisurely walking tour around the lake and old town to take in the main sights and orient you for spending more time in the region. From Geneva's Protestant history with Luther and Calvin to L'Escalade and the city's precarious existence alongside the powerful Kingdom of Savoy.
Beginning at the English church near Gare Cornavin, right behind the bus station.
A stroll along the lake with its gardens.
The bain de paquis baths.
The Jet d'Eau, one of the largest fountains in the world.
The narrow alleyways of the Old Town.
The Cathedral St-Pierre and the Calvin college.
The Museum of the International Red Cross.
Finishing in the old town with lots of options for lunch.
Although a Londoner born, I've been living in the beautiful Haute Savoie region of France for the past four years spending my time between Annecy and Geneva and enjoying the region's lakes, mountains and walks. I moved because the bread is nicer and the wine cheaper. I travel to Paris lots as well mainly for work and regularly skip out of meetings to enjoy the capital. Before settling down in France I enjoyed an itinerant life travelling around South America, the Pacific, across Canada and from China to the UK overland on the Trans-Siberian railway. My last adventure was Japan and Dubai in summer 2013 and off to Reykjavik for 2014. I spent a brief period setting up and running my own business guiding tourists around Bath, UK on literary walking tours and never quite lost that love of introducing visitors to my adopted country. On my own travels I benefited from some excellent local guides and now would love to return that service to anyone interested in discovering the corner of France and Switzerland that I am honoured to call home. I can offer trip planning particularly in the areas of: - 1) Discovering French-speaking Switzerland - from big science at CERN to the Montreux jazz festival, the cheese of Gruyere (and its connection with the Alien films!) or a trip around a chocolate factory. 2) Living it up in and around the French Capital, the "city of lights". 3) Visiting the French Alps, Vauban fortresses, white water rafting, cycling some classic étapes of the Tour de France or exploring secluded walking trails and hidden waterfalls. 4) Romantic getaways in Annecy, the "Venice of the Alps" - from dinner cruising on the lake to a Segway tour around the old town for two! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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