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Make the most of your time in Geneva with thoughtful planning and exploration of the city's highlights.

  • Geneva, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and international diplomacy, holds a distinguished status in the world of horology.

    Nestled along the shores of Lake Geneva, this Swiss city is a horological hub with a rich history dating back centuries. Its watchmaking legacy, dating to the 16th century, saw craftsmen like John Calvin shape the city's identity.

    In 1886, the prestigious Geneva Seal established stringent standards for precision, becoming an engraved symbol of excellence on timepieces. Throughout the 20th century, Geneva's watchmaking prowess thrived, featuring iconic brands.

    Today, the city remains a global hub for luxury timepieces, with events like Watches and Wonders Geneva showcasing the latest innovations from esteemed watchmakers.

  • At the heart of the city stands the iconic "Jet d'eau" – a fountain boasting a 140-meter-high water jet on the outskirts of Lake Geneva.

    The right-hand shore hosts numerous large hotels and restaurants, while the left-hand shore is dominated by the old town, the city's core featuring the main shopping and business district.

    Geneva's Rue du Rhône, with its sophisticated allure, is renowned for its prestigious brand boutiques, offering a high-end shopping experience in the heart of the city.

    St. Peter's Cathedral presides over the old town, with the focal point being the Place du Bourg-de-Four, the city's oldest square. 

    Quays, lakeside promenades, numerous parks, bustling narrow streets in the old town, and chic shops invite visitors to enjoy a tranquil exploration.

    "Mouettes", a water taxi variant, facilitate crossings between lakeshores, and larger vessels are an invitations for scenic cruises on Lake Geneva.

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  • From Geneva International Airport to City Center

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    • Train: 7-minute journey to Geneva-Cornavin railway station ( SBB website )
    • Buses: Frequent services to the city center ( TPG website )
    • Taxis: Available outside the airport; average cost 35-45 CHF.
    Public Transports

    The city center is at a walkable distance from Geneva-Cornavin Railway Station
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    Driving to Geneva

    Accessible via A1 or A1a motorways from Switzerland, or A40 and then A1a from France.

    Important Note for Drivers: Vignette for Swiss Motorways

    If you plan to use Swiss motorways during your stay, it's mandatory to have a vignette. The vignette is a toll sticker that allows you to access and travel on Swiss motorways.

    Price and Where to Obtain:

    The cost of the vignette is 40 CHF.
    You can purchase the vignette at customs offices, petrol stations, post offices, and online.
    Ensure you have the vignette affixed to your vehicle's windshield before entering Swiss motorways to avoid any inconvenience (except for the digital version).

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    Food & Beverage

    Make sure to book your stay in advance to secure a room at your favourite hotel as rooms tend to fill up rapidly during the event. Visit major hotel booking platforms listed below:


Practical information

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