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Rue Pierre-Fatio 6, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
8 p.m., Feeding Time: Le Relais de L’Entrecote isn’t the hot new spot. It’s the opposite: a classic steakhouse where locals have come for the past 30 years to partake of the strip steak soaked in melted herb butter. This appeared in the October...
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rue Otto Barban, 1204 Genf, Switzerland
A modern financial and business center, a walk through old Geneva reveals a vibrant, fascinating city.
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 20, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you are in Geneva's Old Town, be sure to stop for a coffee or drink at la Clémence, one of the oldest and most respected cafés of Geneva. On a warm day, the locals converge at its terrasse.
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Place du Molard 5, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
One of my favorite's restaurant is Café du Centre on Place du Molard, just below the Old Town. This place is great if you like seafood, they have great platters, as well as oysters, all very fresh. In the summer, their terrasse is also a great...
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Rue de la Cité 27, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Surprisingly, Geneva's Old Town is quiet and with few shops, bars and restaurants, for a city of its size, in comparison with other Swiss cities like Lausanne, Bern, Basel or Zurich.
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Rue Etienne-Dumont 3, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Another favorite spot in Geneva's Old Town is the Demi-Lune for a drink. Anglos tend to like it and meet there informally.
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Place Grenus, 1201 Genève, Switzerland
Not everything is modern steel and glass in Geneva. Surprises around every corner as these colorful shutters show - it totally changes the bland landscape of an old building.
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Quai Wilson 47, 1211 Genève, Switzerland
One of my favorite's bars is however Café Arts on the opposite side of Old Town. This is mostly local's knowledge, however it is very hype and trendy.
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Rue de la Corraterie, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Rue de la Corraterie is Geneva's street for old money. Here you will find mostly old-fashioned shops, such as a well established sports shop, a florist and a pen shop. However, be sure to also check a sneakers shop where young and not-so-young...
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Place de Neuve, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
From Place Neuve, have a look at the Grand Théatre where the opera is located, together with the Conservatoire de Musique and the Musée Rath which hosts local exhibitions. Up the remaining fortified walls you will notice old houses which belong to...
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
If you visit St-Pierre's cathedral, be sure to take the stairs of one of the towers. You will not regret the efforts of climbing the stairs, as on a clear and sunny day you can have a 360 view of Lake Geneva (up to Lausanne), the Alps, the Rhone...
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rue Otto Barban, 1204 Genf, Switzerland
This is my favorite antiquities shop in old town Geneva, but it is by no means the only one you'll find. In this one, you'll find, as the sign says, antiquities that have to do with science. Many are of the sea-faring variety, but others have to...
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Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
Geneva's cathedral (St-Pierre) is seen from a distance as it sits on a hill overlooking the city. The cathedral was built on the premises of a much older cathedral, dating from the early Middle Ages (which you can visit by going down on a special...