When you think about Geneva, what comes to mind? The U.N.? CERN? Banks? Watches? Probably all those things. But what about chocolates, great crepes and amazing people? That’s exactly what we found as we spent 4 hours exploring Geneva after our CERN guided tour!
We had been in Europe for almost a week and were really in need of a break from all the sight seeing, so Geneva was a welcome destination to slow down a bit and just get a feel for the city. First thing was to hop off the awesome trams they have in Geneva. I was really surprised how clean they were (very similar to Zurich).
After a short walk we stumbled upon the beautiful Flower Clock, which was created for the first time in 1955:
Then, as you cross a beautiful park by the lake, you can see the Jet d’Eau (the present one was installed in 1951, however the first one was installed in 1886):
After taking the classic Jet d’Eau picture, we walked along the coast and saw the dock for the boat rides on the lake(they can take you to France and other nearby Swiss towns), as well as a cute tourist train that we ended up skipping (but will sure ride the next time):
After marveling at the lake’s beautiful blue colors, we went in search of a very yummy Swiss specialty:
Once we got our super delicious Swiss chocolate, we started our ascent to the Old Town and loved the picturesque streets, flags and store signs we found along the way:
And before we started our descent to Geneve Cornavin train station, we stumbled upon this amazing crepe place, with great price and delicious taste – and service:
And basically this is how we spent 4 hours in Geneva. No rushing, just enjoying the surroundings!
Geneva is a place that surprised us positively. We wished we had more time to go on a boat tour and explore more of it, but that is just one of the many reasons for us to come back. And we will.
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