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Pascal's Guidebook for Genève

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Pascal's Guidebook for Genève

Sightseeing
Golden roofs make it a point of attraction. Inside is very peaceful. Great touristic sight right around the corner from the apartment.
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Russian Orthodox Church
9 Rue Rodolphe-Toepffer
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Golden roofs make it a point of attraction. Inside is very peaceful. Great touristic sight right around the corner from the apartment.
The iconic fountain of Geneva, a must see! This 13 minute walk is lovely, through the town of Geneva. For people that like walking there are many strolls, walks and hikes along the shores of the lake. Downstream is the English Gardens also a very nice place to see when the weather is nice
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Jet d'Eau
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The iconic fountain of Geneva, a must see! This 13 minute walk is lovely, through the town of Geneva. For people that like walking there are many strolls, walks and hikes along the shores of the lake. Downstream is the English Gardens also a very nice place to see when the weather is nice
Up the stairs and through the cobble stone roads you get to the medieval center of Geneva. It has been there for a very long time and the tower give an exceptional view, for 5 francs you can climb up there and view life as religious. Check website for opening hours.
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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre Genève
24 Place du Bourg-de-Four
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Up the stairs and through the cobble stone roads you get to the medieval center of Geneva. It has been there for a very long time and the tower give an exceptional view, for 5 francs you can climb up there and view life as religious. Check website for opening hours.
Shopping
Lots of shopping of all kinds
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Place du Molard
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Lots of shopping of all kinds
Food Scene
I go often to Luigia. 3 minute walk from the apartment. They have great pizza at a regular price for Geneva. They also have "Fancy" pizzas that are a bit more expensive and get vertical. Something to try! Service has been good. This old car garage has been converted into a fun dining experience.
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Luigia
24a Rue Adrien-Lachenal
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I go often to Luigia. 3 minute walk from the apartment. They have great pizza at a regular price for Geneva. They also have "Fancy" pizzas that are a bit more expensive and get vertical. Something to try! Service has been good. This old car garage has been converted into a fun dining experience.
I go often to Les Armures. 10 minute walk from the apartment. They have typical swiss foods, fondue, raclette, game (in season) and an assortment of good meats. Bill and Hillary Clinton went to this restaurant during one of their visit. Prices are higher than most restaurants, it is due to their reputation, food and location.
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Hôtel Les Armures
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I go often to Les Armures. 10 minute walk from the apartment. They have typical swiss foods, fondue, raclette, game (in season) and an assortment of good meats. Bill and Hillary Clinton went to this restaurant during one of their visit. Prices are higher than most restaurants, it is due to their reputation, food and location.
I go often to Marino. 8 minute walk from the apartment. They have great pizzas with the oven right at the entrance – see your food made. Prices are average. The service is excellent and waiters are friendly and attentive a rarity in Europe.
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Chez Marino
22 Rue Muzy
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I go often to Marino. 8 minute walk from the apartment. They have great pizzas with the oven right at the entrance – see your food made. Prices are average. The service is excellent and waiters are friendly and attentive a rarity in Europe.
I’ve been a few time to this lake side restaurant which specializes in local fish. They also have meat and salads. Their terrace is lovely and service was good. Prices are average. It is a ways from the apartment but is surrounded by parks that are great to walk in. It is 20-30 minute drive or 55 minute walk.
Restaurant de la Plage du Reposoir
222 Route de Lausanne
I’ve been a few time to this lake side restaurant which specializes in local fish. They also have meat and salads. Their terrace is lovely and service was good. Prices are average. It is a ways from the apartment but is surrounded by parks that are great to walk in. It is 20-30 minute drive or 55 minute walk.
This mountain restaurant is situation on the Jura; it takes about 50 min to get there by car, no public transport. During the summer if you are trying to escape the heat this location is often cooler. They have good fondue and other Swiss foods. The view is spectacular on a sunny day. There are lots of short and long walks possible there. Prices are not expensive compared to most restaurants.
La Barillette
This mountain restaurant is situation on the Jura; it takes about 50 min to get there by car, no public transport. During the summer if you are trying to escape the heat this location is often cooler. They have good fondue and other Swiss foods. The view is spectacular on a sunny day. There are lots of short and long walks possible there. Prices are not expensive compared to most restaurants.
Been there many times, specializes in meats. For all you Americans that cannot get horse meat back home, guess what, you can get some USDA horse grown in America or Canada. They have many other dishes. Waiters are typical Swiss, but food is excellent. Also a great place to go eat before catching your plane.
Brasserie Nouvelle
96 Rue de Lyon
Been there many times, specializes in meats. For all you Americans that cannot get horse meat back home, guess what, you can get some USDA horse grown in America or Canada. They have many other dishes. Waiters are typical Swiss, but food is excellent. Also a great place to go eat before catching your plane.
I ate there twice and each time was pleasant and good food, they have freshly made pasta. It is a nice place to go before the airport. Getting across town can be challenging, but if you go and eat before going to the airport time is on your side.
Chez Nina
17 Rue Sonnex
I ate there twice and each time was pleasant and good food, they have freshly made pasta. It is a nice place to go before the airport. Getting across town can be challenging, but if you go and eat before going to the airport time is on your side.
I have gone a few times to this very nice, budget cafeteria style restaurant on the lake. In winter time they have a Fondue option that is enjoyable.
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La Buvette des Bains
30 Quai du Mont-Blanc
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I have gone a few times to this very nice, budget cafeteria style restaurant on the lake. In winter time they have a Fondue option that is enjoyable.
Although I have not gone to this restaurant in a while I remember a fantastic fondue bourguignonne, that is boiling broth with your own basket to dip in meats and veggies to cook at your liking. Higher priced. 6 minute walk from the apartment.
Auberge des Trois Bonheurs
39 Route de Florissant
Although I have not gone to this restaurant in a while I remember a fantastic fondue bourguignonne, that is boiling broth with your own basket to dip in meats and veggies to cook at your liking. Higher priced. 6 minute walk from the apartment.
I have gone a few times to this expensive and fancy restaurant. The food was great and the view is exceptional. It is located in a park with beautiful surroundings. It is a 24 minute walk from the apartment
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Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives
82 Quai Gustave-Ador
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I have gone a few times to this expensive and fancy restaurant. The food was great and the view is exceptional. It is located in a park with beautiful surroundings. It is a 24 minute walk from the apartment
Been there once upon a referral and it was very good. The inside is what you want to focus on, the outside does not do it justice. It is a restaurant to eat the typical Swiss foods like Fondue and Raclette and they do a good job with the fondue (the only dish I had during that visit).
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le Gruyèrien
2 Chemin de la Bessonnette
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Been there once upon a referral and it was very good. The inside is what you want to focus on, the outside does not do it justice. It is a restaurant to eat the typical Swiss foods like Fondue and Raclette and they do a good job with the fondue (the only dish I had during that visit).
I often go there to get bread in the morning for breakfast. They have a lot of patisserie too. A bit expensive but good quality. They also have a section where you can sit down, order your coffee and patisserie, even read the local newspaper.
Emilie
3 Rue du Mont-de-Sion
I often go there to get bread in the morning for breakfast. They have a lot of patisserie too. A bit expensive but good quality. They also have a section where you can sit down, order your coffee and patisserie, even read the local newspaper.
If you must have your Starbucks this is the closest one from the apartment, never been so cannot comment on it much.
Starbucks
11 Cours de Rive
If you must have your Starbucks this is the closest one from the apartment, never been so cannot comment on it much.
Reasonably priced Japanese restaurant. They get expense here, see my other recommendations. This hole in the wall has a cook behind a glass window preparing your food. Maybe grilling your food is better this is not Benihana. Food is good, service is good and it is worth the experience.
Le Yakitori
15 Rue de Monthoux
Reasonably priced Japanese restaurant. They get expense here, see my other recommendations. This hole in the wall has a cook behind a glass window preparing your food. Maybe grilling your food is better this is not Benihana. Food is good, service is good and it is worth the experience.
The hotel has a restaurant, but the name is reserved to a restaurant in Zermatt. This one is in Geneva and has traditional Swiss foods. If there is a large party downstairs you might see them playing the Alp Horn and sing traditional songs. The decor is also made to make you fee in a chalet deep inside Switzerland. Experience is great, food was ok.
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Restaurant Edelweiss
2 Place de la Navigation
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The hotel has a restaurant, but the name is reserved to a restaurant in Zermatt. This one is in Geneva and has traditional Swiss foods. If there is a large party downstairs you might see them playing the Alp Horn and sing traditional songs. The decor is also made to make you fee in a chalet deep inside Switzerland. Experience is great, food was ok.
Gambas a go-go, meaning for one flat rate you swallow as many fries and prawns as you can. Great garlic sauce. Small place - make sure you reserve. It is a fun place to visit with reasonable prices
Corail Rose
10 Rue de Montbrillant
Gambas a go-go, meaning for one flat rate you swallow as many fries and prawns as you can. Great garlic sauce. Small place - make sure you reserve. It is a fun place to visit with reasonable prices
Typical Sushi Restaurant, great escape from the Swiss foods. But it can be expensive, very small place must make reservations.
Nagomi
47 Rue de Zurich
Typical Sushi Restaurant, great escape from the Swiss foods. But it can be expensive, very small place must make reservations.
Another all you can eat Prawns, their sauce is better but they are a bit more expensive. Enjoyed the food and the service there.
Au Furet
44 Avenue d'Aïre
Another all you can eat Prawns, their sauce is better but they are a bit more expensive. Enjoyed the food and the service there.
This place is awesome, food is culinary, ambiance is exceptional and if you are lucky enough to be there the first Wednesday of the month, there is a show put on by the chef herself. Prices are high but quality is high. Sometimes the chef comes out and has an end of dinner shot with you, specially if you order one and ask .... lol
Sénat
1 Rue Emile-Yung
This place is awesome, food is culinary, ambiance is exceptional and if you are lucky enough to be there the first Wednesday of the month, there is a show put on by the chef herself. Prices are high but quality is high. Sometimes the chef comes out and has an end of dinner shot with you, specially if you order one and ask .... lol
It is a drive but this place has some exquisite game, for those that seek that kind of stuff. And great local fish when not in season. It is a nice drive in the country side.
Relais des Chasseurs, Kastel Dominique 👨‍🍳
49 Route de la Branvaude
It is a drive but this place has some exquisite game, for those that seek that kind of stuff. And great local fish when not in season. It is a nice drive in the country side.
Had a great time, and enjoyed the wild boar on a slate. For those seeking a fine food establishment, check it out.
Auberge de Thônex
14 Avenue Tronchet
Had a great time, and enjoyed the wild boar on a slate. For those seeking a fine food establishment, check it out.
It is quite a drive but when you see the lake side everything is pleasant..... This place is inside someone's home with a great garden and fantastic food for french prices, much less than in Geneva. Loved the service and the food. View of the lake is breath taking and tranquil.
Les Figuiers
4 Chemin des Pêcheurs
It is quite a drive but when you see the lake side everything is pleasant..... This place is inside someone's home with a great garden and fantastic food for french prices, much less than in Geneva. Loved the service and the food. View of the lake is breath taking and tranquil.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great English pub where I spent my youth. They have events that can be entertaining, check their website.
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Pickwick Pub Genève
80 Rue de Lausanne
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Great English pub where I spent my youth. They have events that can be entertaining, check their website.
This place used to be called Flanigans. New owners have not changed much, just expanded. Great place to meet the international crowd over a pint of beer. 11 minute walk from the apartment. While studying I used to go there when my brain was full.
Spring Brothers Irish Pub
4 Rue du Cheval-Blanc
This place used to be called Flanigans. New owners have not changed much, just expanded. Great place to meet the international crowd over a pint of beer. 11 minute walk from the apartment. While studying I used to go there when my brain was full.
Essentials
Small grocery store that has the basics. This chain does not sell alcohol and has the capsules for the coffee machine. 6 minute walk from the apartment.
Migros MM Genève - Champel
61 Avenue de Champel
Small grocery store that has the basics. This chain does not sell alcohol and has the capsules for the coffee machine. 6 minute walk from the apartment.
Just down the hill, 5 minute walk from the apartment. This chain does not sell alcohol and has the capsules for the coffee machine. Small size grocery store.
Migros
29 Rue de la Terrassière
Just down the hill, 5 minute walk from the apartment. This chain does not sell alcohol and has the capsules for the coffee machine. Small size grocery store.
Just down the hill, 5 minute walk from the apartment. A medium size grocery store within a small shopping complex (mall). Has alcohol but not the right capsules for the coffee machine.
Coop Supermarché Genève Eaux-Vives
5 Rue de Jargonnant
Just down the hill, 5 minute walk from the apartment. A medium size grocery store within a small shopping complex (mall). Has alcohol but not the right capsules for the coffee machine.
Small grocery store that has the basics, sells alcohol but not the capsule for the coffee machine. 4 minute walk from the apartment.
Coop Supermarché Genève Champel
8C Avenue de Champel
Small grocery store that has the basics, sells alcohol but not the capsule for the coffee machine. 4 minute walk from the apartment.
Parks & Nature
This local park has a lot to offer. It is a very nice green spot in the city. During sunny days there is always a lot of families and people walking. Lots of playgrounds for the kids.
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Parc Bertrand
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This local park has a lot to offer. It is a very nice green spot in the city. During sunny days there is always a lot of families and people walking. Lots of playgrounds for the kids.