"Green Heaven around Geneva (left bank)" Top 5 Page for this destination Geneva Things to Do Tip by Tripack

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You will find loads of nice parks (310 hectares) in Geneva which offer unlimited stroll around the city and besides the Geneva Lake shores. Here are some of my favourites on the left bank of the Rhône:

***Parc des Bastions: a pleasant and popular place just located down of the ancient defensive wall of the Old Town.. It was my HQ to relax after/between my University courses (a quick sleep on an grass matress;-), to have a drink at the pavilion-restaurant or play a lifesized chess game. You will also find the famous Reformation Wall, erected in 1909 to honour the founders of Protestantism, the Palais Eynard, built in the 19th century for a banker’s private residence and now housing the City of Geneva’s Town Hall and the University of Geneva, an imposing building which grew from the academy founded by Jean Calvin in the 16th century.

Location: Place Neuve, Tram 12 or Bus 1-3-5-17-21-23-32


***Parc de la Grange: the thousands roses graden (40'000 rose bushes) with over 200 varieties exhibited in an exceptional architectural harmony: terraced flowerbeds between stone steps, decorated with pools and pergolas.

Location: Eaux-Vives Quai Gustave-Ador, Bus 2-7-9-A-B-E-G


Jardin Anglais: Before crossing the Mont-Blanc bridge to the right bank stop to the small but beautiful English Garden and admire the famous flower clock , a reflection of Geneva’s preoccupation with watchmaking!

Location: Quai du Général-Guisan, Bus 2-6-7-8-9-20-22-29

Website: http://www.ville-ge.ch/dpt5/seve/parc_f.php

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  • Written Oct 15, 2005
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