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Geneva
Geneva - Top left: Palace of Nations, Middle left: CERN Laboratory, Right: Jet d'Eau, Bottom: View over Geneva and the lake.
Top left: Palace of Nations, Middle left: CERN Laboratory, Right: Jet d'Eau, Bottom: View over Geneva and the lake.
Country Switzerland Coat of Arms of Geneva
Canton Geneva
District N/A
46°12′N 6°09′E / 46.2°N 6.15°E / 46.2; 6.15Coordinates: 46°12′N 6°09′E / 46.2°N 6.15°E / 46.2; 6.15
Population 185,726 (2007)
  - Density 11,710 /km2 (30,330 /sq mi)
Area 15.86 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
Postal code 1200
SFOS number 6621
Mayor (list) Rémy Pagani (as of 2009) À gauche toute!
Demonym Genevois
Surrounded by
(view map)
Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Cologny, Lancy, Grand-Saconnex, Pregny-Chambésy, Vernier, Veyrier
Website ville-ge.ch
SFSO statistics
Geneva [zoom] is located in Switzerland
Geneva [zoom]
Geneva (French: Genève, IPA: [ʒənɛv]; German: Genf, IPA: [ˈɡɛnf]  ( listen); Italian: Ginevra; Romansh: Genevra) is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandie (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). Situated where the Rhône River exits Lake Geneva (in French also known as Lac Léman), it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
The city proper had a population of 186,825 in June 2008,[1] and the metropolitan area had 1,240,000 residents, according to a 2007 census.[2] The Greater Geneva Bern area has 2,800,000 residents.[3]
Geneva is a worldwide centre for diplomacy and international co-operation, and is widely regarded as a global city, mainly because of the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations[4] and the Red Cross.[5] It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war.
Geneva has been described as the world's seventh most important financial centre by the Global Financial Centres Index, ahead of Chicago, Frankfurt and Sydney,[6] and a 2009 survey by Mercer found Geneva to have the third-highest quality of life in the world (narrowly outranked by Zürich).[7] The city has been referred to as the world's most compact metropolis and the "Peace Capital".[8]

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Etymology

The name Geneva is probably of Celtic origin. The city was mentioned in Latin texts with the spelling Genava. The name takes various forms in modern languages. Thus, it is Geneva in English and pronounced /dʒɨˈniːvə/, French: Genève [ʒənɛv], German: Genf [ɡɛnf]  ( listen), Italian: Ginevra [dʒiˈneːvra], and Romansh: Genevra. Another theory is that Geneva is derived from "Genévrier" which is the French word for "juniper."

History

Antiquity

Geneva first appears in history as a border town, fortified against the Celto-Germanic Helvetii, which the Romans took in 121 B.C. It became an episcopal seat in the 4th century.[9] In 443 it was taken by Burgundy, and with the latter fell to the Franks in 534. In 888 the town was part of the new Kingdom of Burgundy, and with it was taken over in 1033 by the German Emperor. According to legendary accounts found in the works of Gregorio Leti ("Historia Genevrena", Amsterdam, 1686) and Besson ("Memoires pour l'histoire ecclésiastique des diocèses de Genève, Tantaise, Aoste et Maurienne", Nancy, 1739; new ed. Moutiers, 1871), Geneva was Christianised by Dionysius Areopagita and Paracodus, two of the seventy-two disciples, in the time of Domitian; Dionysius went thence to Paris and Paracodus became the first Bishop of Geneva but the legend is fictitious, as is that which makes St. Lazarus the first Bishop of Geneva, an error arising out of the similarity between the Latin names Genara (Geneva) and Genua (Genoa, in northern Italy). The so-called "Catalogue de St. Pierre", which names St. Diogenus (Diogenes) as the first Bishop of Geneva, is unreliable.
A letter of St. Eucherius to Salvius makes it almost certain that St. Isaac (c. 400) was the first bishop. In 440 Salonius appears as Bishop of Geneva; he was a son of Eucherius, to whom the latter dedicated his Instructiones'; he took part in the Councils of Orange (441), Vaison (442) and Arles (about 455), and is supposed to be the author of two small commentaries, In parabolas Salomonis and on Ecclesisastis (published in P. L., LII, 967 sqq., 993 sqq. as works of an otherwise unknown bishop, Salonius of Vienne). Little is known about the following Bishops Theoplastus (about 475), to whom Sidonius Apollinaris addressed a letter; Dormitianus (before 500), under whom the Burgundian Princess Sedeleuba, a sister of Queen Clotilde, had the remains of the martyr and St. Victor of Soleure transferred to Geneva, where she built a basilica in his honour; St. Maximus (about 512-41), a friend of Avitus, Archbishop of Vienne and Cyprian of Toulon, with whom he was in correspondence (Wawra in "Tübinger Theolog. Quartalschrift", LXXXV, 1905, 576-594). Bishop Pappulus sent the priest Thoribiusas his substitute to the Synod of Orléans (541). Bishop Salonius II is only known from the signatures of the Synods of Lyon (570) and Paris (573) and Bishop Cariatto, installed by King Guntram in 584, was present at the two Synods of Valence and Macon in 585.

Middle Ages

L'Escalade, the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy
From the beginning the bishopric of Geneva was a suffragan of the archbishopric of Vienne. The bishops of Geneva had the status of prince of the Holy Roman Empire since 1154, but had to maintain a long struggle for their independence against the guardians (advocati) of the see, the counts of Geneva and later the counts of the House of Savoy. In 1290 the latter obtained the right of installing the vice-dominus of the diocese, the title of Vidame of Geneva was granted to the counts of the House of Candia under count François de Candie of Chambéry-Le-Vieux a Chatellaine of the Savoy, this official exercised minor jurisdiction in the town in the bishop's. In 1387 Bishop Adhémar Fabry granted the town its great charter, the basis of its communal self-government[10], which every bishop on his accession was expected to confirm. When the line of the counts of Geneva became extinct in 1394, and the House of Savoy came into possession of their territory, assuming after 1416 the title of Duke, the new dynasty sought by every means to bring the city of Geneva under their power, particularly by elevating members of their own family to the episcopal see. The city protected itself by union with the Swiss Federation (German: Eidgenossenschaft), uniting itself in 1526 with Berne and Fribourg.

Reformation

Plan of Geneva and environs in 1841. The colossal fortifications, among the most important in Europe, were demolished ten years later.
The Protestant Reformation affected Geneva. While Bern favoured the introduction of the new teaching and demanded liberty of preaching for the Reformers Guillaume Farel and Antoine Froment, Catholic Fribourg renounced in 1511 its allegiance with Geneva. In 1532 the Roman Catholic bishop of the city was obliged to leave his residence, never to return. In 1536, the Genevans declared themselves Protestant and proclaimed their city a republic.[9] The Protestant leader John Calvin was based in Geneva from 1536 to his death in 1564 (save for an exile from 1538 to 1541) and became the spiritual leader of the city. Geneva became a centre of Protestant activity, producing works such as the Genevan Psalter, though there were often tensions between Calvin and the city's civil authorities. Though the city proper remained a Protestant stronghold under St. Francis de Sales, a large part of the historic diocese returned to Catholicism in the early seventeenth century.

18th century

During the French Revolution (1789–1799), aristocratic and democratic factions contended for control of Geneva.[9] In 1798, however, France, then under the Directory, annexed Geneva and its surrounding territory.[9]

19th century

Swiss Army in Geneva on June 1, 1814 (painting from 1880)
In 1802 the diocese was united with that of Chambéry. At the Congress of Vienna of 1814-15, the territory of Geneva was extended to cover 15 Savoyard and six French parishes, with more than 16,000 Catholics; at the same time it was admitted to the Swiss Confederation. The Congress expressly provided—and the same proviso was included in the Treaty of Turin (16 March 1816) -- that in these territories transferred to Geneva the Catholic religion was to be protected, and that no changes were to be made in existing conditions without the approval of the Holy See. The city's neutrality was guaranteed by the Congress.[9] Pius VII in 1819 united the city of Geneva and 20 parishes with the Diocese of Lausanne, while the rest of the ancient Diocese of Geneva (outside of Switzerland) was reconstituted, in 1822, as the French Diocese of Annecy.
View of Geneva in 1860
The Great Council of Geneva (cantonal council) afterwards ignored the responsibilities thus undertaken; in imitation of Napoleon's "Organic Articles", it insisted upon the Placet, or previous approval of publication, for all papal documents. Catholic indignation ran high at the civil measures taken against Marilley, the parish priest of Geneva and later bishop of the see, and at the Kulturkampf, which obliged them to contribute to the budget of the Protestant Church and to that of the Old Catholic Church, without providing any public aid for Catholicism.

20th century

On 30 June 1907, aided by strong Catholic support, Geneva adopted a separation of Church and State. The Protestant faith received a one-time compensatory sum of 800,000 Swiss francs (then about US$160,000), while other faiths received nothing. Since then the Canton of Geneva has given aid to no creed from either state or municipal revenues.
League of Nations conference in 1926
The international status of the city was highlighted after World War I when Geneva became the seat of the League of Nations in 1919-—notably through the work of the Federal Council member Gustav Ador and of Swiss diplomat William Rappard who is one of the founders of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Europe's oldest graduate school of international and development studies.
In the wake of the war, a class struggle in Switzerland grew and culminated in a general strike throughout the country—-beginning on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, and directed from the German-speaking part of the nation. However the prevailing friendliness toward France in Geneva moderated its effect upon that city.[11]
On 9 November 1932, several small Fascist-inspired political parties, such as the National Union, attacked Socialist leaders, which action led to a later demonstration of the Left against the Fascists. On that occasion, young recruits in the Swiss Army fired without warning into a crowd, leaving thirteen dead and 63 wounded.[12] As a result, a new general strike was called several days later in protest.
After World War II, the European headquarters of the United Nations and the seats of dozens of international organizations were installed in Geneva, resulting in the development of tourism and of business.
In the 1960s, Geneva became one of the first parts of the nation where rights movements achieved a certain measure of success.[13] It was the third canton to grant women's suffrage on the cantonal and communal levels.

Geography and climate

Geneva seen from SPOT Satellite
Geneva is located at 46°12' North, 6°09' East, at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, where the lake flows back into the Rhône River. It is surrounded by two mountain chains, the Alps and the Jura.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève
The city of Geneva has an area of 15.86 km2 (6.1 sq mi), while the area of the Canton of Geneva is 282 km2 (108.9 sq mi), including the two small enclaves of Céligny in Vaud. The part of the lake that is attached to Geneva has an area of 38 km2 (14.7 sq mi) and is sometimes referred to as Petit lac (English: small lake). The Canton has only a 4.5 km (2.8 mi) long border with the rest of Switzerland. Out of a total of 107.5 km (66.8 mi) of borders, the remaining 103 are shared with France, with the Départment de l'Ain to the North and the Département de la Haute-Savoie to the South.
The altitude of Geneva is 373.6 meters (1,225.7 ft), and corresponds to the altitude of the largest of the Pierres du Niton, two large rocks emerging from the lake which date from the last ice age. This rock was chosen by General Guillaume Henri Dufour as the reference point for all surveying in Switzerland.[14] The second main river of Geneva is the Arve River which flows into the Rhône River just west of the city centre. Mont Blanc can be seen from Geneva and is only an hour's drive from the city centre.

Climate

The climate of Geneva is temperate. Ice storms near Lac Léman are quite normal in the winter. In the summer many people enjoy swimming in the lake, and frequently patronize public beaches such as Genève Plage and the Bains des Pâquis. Geneva often receives snow in the colder months of the year. The nearby mountains are subject to substantial snowfall and are usually suitable for skiing. Many world-renowned ski resorts such as Verbier are just over an hour away by car. Mont Salève (1400 m) dominates the southerly view from the city centre and is the closest skiing destination to Geneva.
Climate data for Geneva
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.7
(39)
5.9
(43)
9.8
(50)
13.9
(57)
18.4
(65)
22.2
(72)
25.3
(78)
24.4
(76)
20.8
(69)
14.0
(57)
8.4
(47)
4.5
(40)
14.4
(58)
Average low °C (°F) -1.9
(29)
-0.9
(30)
0.8
(33)
4.1
(39)
8.0
(46)
11.3
(52)
13.3
(56)
13.0
(55)
10.3
(51)
6.6
(44)
2.1
(36)
-0.5
(31)
5.5
(42)
Precipitation mm (inches) 80
(3.15)
81
(3.19)
79
(3.11)
65
(2.56)
77
(3.03)
89
(3.5)
67
(2.64)
79
(3.11)
81
(3.19)
77
(3.03)
92
(3.62)
87
(3.43)
954
(37.56)
Sunshine hours 50 76 131 161 181 212 372 225 185 114 61 42 1,694
Avg. rainy days 10.5 9.3 10.3 9.3 11.2 9.8 7.8 8.9 7.6 8.4 9.8 10.1 113
Source: http://www.meteosuisse.admin.ch/web/fr/climat/climat_en_suisse/tableaux_des_normes.html December 2009

Cityscape

View of Geneva to the south. Mont Salève dominates the foreground, with the white summit of Mont Blanc just visible behind it.To the left of Mont Blanc is the point of Le Môle.

Society and culture

Media

The city's main newspaper is the Tribune de Genève, with a readership of about 187,000, a daily newspaper founded on 1 February 1879 by James T. Bates. Le Courrier, founded in 1868, was originally supported by the Roman Catholic Church, but has been completely independent since 1996. Mainly focused on Geneva, Le Courrier is trying to expand into other cantons in Romandy. Both Le Temps (headquartered in Geneva) and Le Matin are widely read in Geneva, but both journals actually cover the whole of Romandy.
Geneva is covered by the various French language radio networks of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, in particular the Radio Suisse Romande. While these networks cover the whole of Romandy, special programs related to Geneva are sometimes broadcast on some of the local frequencies in the case of special events such as elections. Other local station broadcast from the city, including RadioLac (FM 91.8 MHz), Radio Cité (Non-commercial radio, FM 92.2 MHz), OneFM (FM 107.0 MHz, also broadcast in Vaud), and World Radio Switzerland (FM 88.4 MHz), Switzerland's only English language radio station.
The main television channel covering Geneva is the Télévision Suisse Romande. While its headquarters are located in Geneva, the programs cover the whole of Romandy and are not specific to Geneva. Léman Bleu is a local TV channel, founded in 1996 and distributed by cable. Due to the proximity to France, French television channels are also available.

Traditions and customs

Geneva observes Jeûne genevois on the first Thursday following the first Sunday in September. By local tradition, this commemorates the date the news of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots reached Geneva. The Genevois joke that the federal equivalent holiday, Jeûne fédéral, is observed two weeks later on account of the rest of the country being a bit slow on the uptake.
Since 1818, a particular chestnut tree has been used as the official "herald of the spring" in Geneva. The sautier (secretary of the Parliament of the Canton of Geneva) observes the tree and notes the day of arrival of the first bud. While this event has no practical effect, the sautier issues a formal press release and the local newspaper will usually mention the news.
As this is one of the world's oldest records of a plant's reaction to climatic conditions, researchers have been interested to note that the first bud appears earlier and earlier in the year. During the first century, many dates were in March or April. In recent years, it has usually been in mid-February and sometimes even earlier.[15] In 2002, the first bud appeared unusually early, on 7 February, and then again on 29th of December of the same year. The following year, which was one of the hottest years recorded in Europe, became a year with no bud. In 2008, the first bud also appeared very early, on 19 February.

Museums

Museums and art galleries are everywhere in the city. Some are related to the many international organizations as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum or the Microcosm in the CERN area. The Palace of Nations, home of the United Nations headquarters can also be visited.

Sports

The main sport team in Geneva is Servette FC, a football club founded in 1890 and named after a borough on the right bank of the Rhône. Servette was the only club to have remained in the top league in Switzerland since its creation in the 1930s. In 2005, however, management problems resulted in the bankruptcy of the club's parent company, causing the club to be demoted two divisions. It is now playing in second division.
Geneva is also home of the Genève-Servette Hockey Club, who play in the Swiss National League A. In 2008 the team made it to the league finals but lost to the ZSC Lions.

Administrative divisions

The city is divided into eight quartiers, or districts, sometimes composed of several neighborhoods. On the Left Bank are (1) Jonction, (2) Centre. Plainpalais, and Acacias, (3) Eaux-Vives, and (4) Champel, while the Right Bank includes (1) Saint-Jean and Charmilles, (2) Servette and Petit-Saconnex, (3) Grottes and Saint-Gervais, and (4) Paquis and Nations.[16]

Demographics

As of June 2008, the population of the Commune (city) of Geneva was 186,825.[1] The city of Geneva is at the centre of the Geneva metropolitan area, known as the agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise in French. The agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise includes the Canton of Geneva in its entirety as well as the District of Nyon in the Canton of Vaud and several areas in the neighboring French departments of Haute-Savoie and Ain. In 2007 the agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise had 812,000 inhabitants, two-thirds of whom lived on Swiss soil and one-third on French soil.[2] The Geneva metropolitan area is experiencing steady demographic growth of 1.2% a year and the agglomération franco-valdo-genevoise is expected to reach one million people in 2030.[2]
The population of the Canton contains 148,500 people originally from Geneva (33.7%), 122,400 Swiss from other cantons (27.6%) and 170,500 foreigners (38.7%), from 180 different countries.[17] Including people holding multiple citizenship, 54.4% of people living in Geneva hold a foreign passport.[18]
While Geneva is usually considered a Protestant city, there are now more Roman Catholics (39.5%) than Protestants (17.4%) living in the Canton. 22% of the inhabitants claim no religion. Some did not respond, and the remaining practice Islam (4.4%), Judaism (1.1%), or other religions.[19]

Economy

Geneva's economy is mainly services oriented. The city has an important and old finance sector, which is specialized in private banking (managing assets of about 1 trillion USD) and financing of international trade. It is also an important centre of commodity trade.[citation needed]
Geneva hosts the international headquarters of companies like JT International (JTI),[citation needed] Mediterranean Shipping Company,[citation needed] Serono,[citation needed] SITA,[citation needed] Société Générale de Surveillance, STMicroelectronics,[citation needed] and Weatherford International.[20]. Many other multinational companies like Caterpillar, DuPont, Take Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, INVISTA, Procter & Gamble and Sun Microsystems have their European headquarters in the city.[citation needed] Hewlett Packard has its Europe, Africa, and Middle East headquarters in Meyrin, near Geneva.[21][22] PrivatAir has its headquarters in Meyrin,[23] near Geneva.[24]
There is a long tradition of watchmaking (Baume et Mercier, Charriol, Chopard, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Gallet, Rolex, Raymond Weil, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, etc.). Two major international producers of flavours and fragrances, Firmenich and Givaudan, have their headquarters and main production facilities in Geneva.[citation needed]
Many people also work in the numerous offices of international organisations located in Geneva (about 24,000 in 2001).[citation needed]
The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important international auto-shows. The show is held at Palexpo, a giant convention centre located next to the International Airport.[citation needed]
In 2009, Geneva was ranked as the fourth most expensive city in the world. Geneva moved up four places from eighth place in last year's survey. Geneva is ranked behind Tokyo, Osaka, and Moscow at first, second, and third respectively. Geneva also beat Hong Kong, which came in at fifth place.[25]

Infrastructure

Transport

The Geneva tram
The city is served by the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. It is connected to both the Swiss railway network SBB-CFF-FFS, and the French SNCF network, including direct connections to Paris, Marseille and Montpellier by TGV. Geneva is also connected to the motorway systems of both Switzerland (A1 motorway) and France.
Public transport by bus, trolleybus or tram is provided by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG). In addition to an extensive coverage of the city centre, the network covers most of the municipalities of the Canton, with a few lines extending into France. Public transport by boat is provided by the Mouettes Genevoises, which link the two banks of the lake within the city, and by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) which serves more distant destinations such as Nyon, Yvoire, Thonon, Evian, Lausanne and Montreux using both modern diesel vessels and vintage paddle steamers.
Geneva Sécheron Train station
Trains operated by SBB-CFF-FFS connect the airport to the main station of Cornavin in a mere six minutes, and carry on to towns such as Nyon, Lausanne, Fribourg, Montreux, Neuchâtel, Berne, Sion, Sierre, etc. Regional train services are being increasingly developed, towards Coppet and Bellegarde. At the city limits, two new stations have been created since 2002: Genève-Sécheron (close to the UN and the Botanical Gardens) and Lancy-Pont-Rouge.
In 2005, work started on the CEVA (Cornavin - Eaux-Vives - Annemasse) project, first planned in 1884, which will connect Cornavin with the Cantonal hospital, the Eaux-Vives station and Annemasse, in France. The link between the main station and the classification yard of La Praille already exists; from there, the line will go mostly underground to the Hospital and the Eaux-Vives, where it will link up to the existing line to France. Support for this project was obtained from all parties in the local parliament.
Taxis in Geneva can be difficult to find, and may need to be booked in advance especially in the early morning or at peak hours. In addition, taxis can refuse to take babies and children because of seating legislation.[26]
An ambitious project to close 200 streets in the centre of Geneva to cars has been approved in principle by the Geneva cantonal authorities, and is projected to be implemented over four years (2010-2014).[3]

Utilities

Water, natural gas and electricity are provided to the municipalities of the Canton of Geneva by the state-owned Services Industriels de Genève (shortly SIG). Most of the drinkable water (80%) is extracted from the lake; the remaining 20% is provided by groundwater originally formed by infiltration from the Arve River. 30% of the Canton's electricity needs is locally produced, mainly by three hydroelectric dams on the Rhone River (Seujet, Verbois and Chancy-Pougny). In addition, 13% of the electricity produced in the Canton is made from the heat induced by the burning of waste at the waste incineration facility of Les Cheneviers. The remaining needs (57%) are covered by imports from other cantons in Switzerland or other European countries; SIG buys only electricity produced by renewable methods, and in particular does not use electricity produced using nuclear reactors or fossil fuels. Natural gas is available in the City of Geneva, as well as in about two-thirds of the municipalities of the canton, and is imported from Western Europe by the Swiss company Gaznat. SIG also provides telecommunication facilities to carriers, service providers and large enterprises. From 2003 to 2005 "Voisin, voisine" a Fibre to the Home pilot project with a Triple play offering was launched to test the end-user market in the Charmilles district.

Education

Geneva is home to the University of Geneva, founded by John Calvin in 1559. Despite its medium size (about 13000 students), the University of Geneva is regularly ranked among the best world universities. In 2006, the Newsweek magazine ranked it 32nd global university[27].
Located in the heart of International Geneva, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies was among the first academic institutions to teach international relations in the world and proposed MA and PhD programmes in Law, Political Science, History, Economics and Development Studies.
Also, the oldest international school in the world is located in Geneva, the International School of Geneva, founded in 1924 along with the League of Nations. Webster University, an accredited American university, also has a campus in Geneva. Moreover, the city is home to the Institut International de Lancy (founded in 1903) and to the International University in Geneva, an accredited International University.
The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is a private university on the grounds of the Château de Penthes, an old manor with a park and view of Lake Geneva.
The Canton of Geneva's public school system has écoles primaires (ages 4–12) and cycles d'orientation (ages 12–15). The obligation to attend school ends at age 16, but secondary education is provided by collèges (ages 15–19), the oldest of which is the Collège Calvin, which could be considered one of the oldest public schools in the world.[28]
Geneva also has a choice of private schools.[29] However, out of all the educational and research facilities in Geneva, CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is probably the best known on a world basis. Founded in 1954, CERN was one of Europe's first joint ventures and has developed as the world's largest particle physics laboratory. Physicists from around the world travel to CERN to research matter and explore the fundamental forces and materials that form the universe.

International organizations

Geneva is the seat of the European headquarters of the United Nations. It is located in the Palace of Nations building (French: Palais des Nations) which was also the headquarters of the former League of Nations. Several agencies are headquartered at Geneva, among which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization (ILO) or the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) just to name a few.
Organizations on the European level, include the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) which is the world's largest particle physics laboratory.
The Geneva Environment Network (GEN) publishes the Geneva Green Guide[30], and extensive listing of Geneva-based global organisations working on environment protection and sustainable development. A website[31] (by the Swiss Government, WBCSD, UNEP and IUCN) includes stories about how NGOs, business, government and the UN cooperate. By doing so, it attempts to explain why Geneva has been picked by so many NGOs and UN as their headquarters location.

Geneva in popular culture

Literature

Comic books

Film and television

Music

Notable people

See also

References

This article incorporates text from the entry Lausanne and Geneva in the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.
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From Wikitravel

For other places with the same name, see Geneva (disambiguation).
Panorama of Geneva from Le Saleve
Panorama of Geneva from Le Saleve
.Geneva (French: Genève, German: Genf) [1], Switzerland's second-most populous city, is one of the world's major centers of international diplomacy, having served as the site of the initial headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross.^ Geneva is also a world banking and financial center.
  • Geneva (Switzerland) - MSN Encarta 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC encarta.msn.com [Source type: General]

^ The city is a major banking center and houses the headquarters of some of the world's largest banks.
  • Geneva Switzerland,Geneva Information,About Geneva,Geneva Facts and Overview 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The city has headquarters of several international organizations.
  • Geneva Switzerland,Geneva Information,About Geneva,Geneva Facts and Overview 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although the United Nations is now headquartered in New York, the organization still retains a large presence in Geneva at the Palais des Nations and many of its sister/child organizations, such as the World Health Organization and ILO. Geneva itself has only 188'000 citizens but 780'000 people live in the metropolitan region (Jan.^ Many United Nations organizations maintain offices here.
  • Geneva - Discussion and Encyclopedia Article. Who is Geneva? What is Geneva? Where is Geneva? Definition of Geneva. Meaning of Geneva. 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.knowledgerush.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Palais des Nations is a landmark building.
  • Geneva Hotels - 54 hotels in Geneva - Up to 80% off 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easytobook.com [Source type: General]

^ Once the headquarters for the United Nations as well as the International Committee for the Red Cross were in Geneva, and the World Health Organization and UNICEF still maintain their headquarters in this city.
  • Book Hostels in Geneva, Switzerland 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC hostels.bootsnall.com [Source type: General]

2009).
.Geneva was one of the eight host cities in the 2008 European Football Championships.^ It will be one of the eight host cities in the ...
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Being surrounded by mountains and favoured by a purifying north wind, Geneva is one of the cleanest and most beautifully positioned cities in the world.
  • Holiday Package for Geneva,Holiday Packages in Geneva Switzerland,Geneva Holiday Packages,Holiday Packages for Geneva Switzerland 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.tsitours.com [Source type: News]

^ Since Geneva is a rather small city one can spend 5 – 45 minutes to get to work (by bus or by tram), depending where their office is located.
  • Geneva Internships (Summer): Study Abroad: The College at Brockport 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC brockportabroad.com [Source type: News]

.Geneva is officially a French-speaking city, although with the large international presence English takes a close second.^ Although the United Nations is now headquartered in New York, the organization still retains a large presence in Geneva at the Palais des Nations and many of its sister/child organizations such as the World Health Organization and ILO have their world headquarters here.
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ In keeping with Geneva's popularity as both a business and leisure city location, Geneva International Airport is a busy but efficient European airport.
  • Geneva Airports - Geneva, Switzerland Airport information, airport parking, flights, car rental and Geneva hotels 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: News]

^ The “French Venice” Annecy: A cluse city on the edge of a lake on a transverse axis of the great routes between Italy and Geneva.
  • Hôtels à Genève, Suisse - Réservation, Offres - NH Hôtel 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.nh-hotels.fr [Source type: General]

.Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Arabic speakers abound and of course you will also occasionally hear German and Italian.^ From the British to the Italians to the Germans, you can find a little bit of everything at the Geneva Motor Show.
  • Geneva Auto Show - Inside Line 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.insideline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Understand

.In 1536, a young man named Jean Calvin, fleeing Catholic persecution in France, spent a night in Geneva.^ Todos Santos B CS Jan 15, 2010 I had an early morning flight out of Geneva so my family from France left me here the night before.
  • Geneva Vacations, Tourism and Geneva, Switzerland Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ CALVIN AND THE BURNING OF SERVETUS The one event in Calvin's life that has cast a shadow over his fair name, and which has exposed him to the charge of intolerance and persecution is the burning of the heretic Servetus.
  • John Calvin � From Second Reform in Geneva to Death (1541�1564) 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.thirdmill.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Calvin and other pastors in Geneva spent days with Servetus, trying to help him to see the error of his way, but Servetus was as hard as stone.
  • John Calvin � From Second Reform in Geneva to Death (1541�1564) 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.thirdmill.org [Source type: Original source]

.As it turned out, he was to do a lot more there than sleeping.^ There is virtually no lobby, just a desk - no one on duty more than an hour or two.
  • Geneva Vacations, Tourism and Geneva, Switzerland Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Given the hot day, I was surprised that there weren't more boats out on the lake.

^ There are more than 40 theaters in Geneva that put on performances throughout the year.

.After being expelled from Geneva for nearly three years, Calvin returned triumphantly in 1541 to help elevate the city to the rank of a Protestant Rome.^ The city council removed Calvin and Farel from Geneva and Calvin went to Strassburg for three years.
  • John Calvin � From Second Reform in Geneva to Death (1541�1564) 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.thirdmill.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Being surrounded by mountains and favoured by a purifying north wind, Geneva is one of the cleanest and most beautifully positioned cities in the world.
  • Holiday Package for Geneva,Holiday Packages in Geneva Switzerland,Geneva Holiday Packages,Holiday Packages for Geneva Switzerland 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.tsitours.com [Source type: News]

^ Religious reformer John Calvin, whose 500th birthday is being celebrated this year, made the cathedral his home base.
  • geneva-budget.tel 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC geneva-budget.tel [Source type: General]

The intellectual influence of the Reformation extended to all realms of Genevan life: politics, economy, and administration.
.Geneva was an independent republic from at least the 16th century until it became a Swiss Canton on 31 Dec 1813. This is a point of some pride to the Genevois, who still refer to their Canton as the République et Canton de Genève.^ The 19th and 20th centuries - - Swiss Geneva .
  • Geneva (Switzerland) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of the remaining Swiss, about a third are descendants of refugees who fled to Geneva in the 17th century to escape religious persecution.
  • International Geneva | Travel to Germany, Austria, Switzerland by Rental Car or Train 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.gemut.com [Source type: News]

^ Office des Poursuites et Faillites for people who have been resident in Switzerland, ID or temporate certificate of the Mission suisse .
  • Geneva Accommodation: Rent house or flat, Switzerland - Guide for expatriates, Expatriation - Easy Expat 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easyexpat.com [Source type: News]

.A favorite festival is the yearly celebration of the Escalade, which commemorates a failed attempt in 1602 by the forces of the Dukes of Savoy to invade the city by climbing and otherwise breaching the city walls.^ And in December you'll find the Escalade celebrations, which commemorate the December 11, 1602 battle between the Savoyards and the people of Geneva.

^ Annual events and festivals City of Geneva - cutural agenda Geneva tourism - events Cinemas Movie going is a favorite activity in Geneva and there are plenty of theaters throughout the city.
  • Geneva.info : Entertainment in Geneva, cinemas, bars, clubs 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.geneva.info [Source type: General]

^ The Amateur Traveler travels to Geneva and experiences the Escalade which celebrates the defeat of the Savoy in 1602.
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Having turned aside this invasion attempt at the cost of only 16 lives, Geneva had secured its liberty, since the House of Savoy was never again strong enough on this side of the Alps to attempt such an invasion.^ The city of Geneva is ranked among the cities having high standard of living.
  • Geneva Hotels and Transport,Geneva Airports,Geneva Railways,Geneva Hotel Accommodation 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Opposite the station is a terrace of houses, to the right of which is the Rue de Savoie heading 50m up to the main road, from where trams #12 and #16 head right into the centre.
  • Geneva Travel Switzerland Geneva Information 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.isyours.com [Source type: General]

^ It had been subject to the Bishop of Geneva but by 15th century the Dukes of Savoy had secured a hold over the Bishopric .

.Geneva is still a very proud city.^ Geneva is a very cosmopolitan city, but for all its world importance, it is somewhat compact, making it that much easier to explore.
  • Geneva Hotels - 54 hotels in Geneva - Up to 80% off 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easytobook.com [Source type: General]

^ To live in the Canton of Geneva (the smallest in Switzerland), also means being very close to the city.
  • Geneva Accommodation: Rent house or flat, Switzerland - Guide for expatriates, Expatriation - Easy Expat 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easyexpat.com [Source type: News]

^ The City of Geneva and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce introduced the Geneva Gift Certificate in 1996, and it has been a very...
  • Geneva – Dictionary definition of Geneva | Encyclopedia.com: FREE online dictionary 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Geneva – FREE Geneva information | Encyclopedia.com: Find Geneva research 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

.Some find it downright stuffy, although there is quite a bit more life to be found if you look under the surface, especially if you speak some French.^ People are more direct in their comments regarding physical appearance - it is not uncommon for you to get complimented when you look nice, and criticized when you don’t: what can be seen can be spoken about!
  • Geneva Internships (Summer): Study Abroad: The College at Brockport 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC brockportabroad.com [Source type: News]

^ From there, you can look across the lake to the Old Town and mountains (including Mont Blanc when the weather cooperates).
  • International Geneva | Travel to Germany, Austria, Switzerland by Rental Car or Train 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.gemut.com [Source type: News]

^ If you wish to find out more about these problems and their solutions, click here .
  • Geneva 4 Star Hotel: Warwick Geneva Hotel Brochure 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.warwickgeneva.com [Source type: General]

Get in

.Due as much to its location as its international status, Geneva serves as a transportation hub for most of French speaking Switzerland and for access to the Swiss Alps from points west.^ Virtually encircled by France, Geneva is the most French of Swiss cities.
  • International Geneva | Travel to Germany, Austria, Switzerland by Rental Car or Train 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.gemut.com [Source type: News]

^ Within the centre of geneva and the main international organization- only a few minutes walk away it is an ideal location whether you are visiting for business or leisure.
  • Geneva, Switzerland Vacation Rentals | Geneva Switzerland SmartSearch Listings 1 - 15 of 67 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC rentalo.com [Source type: General]

^ In keeping with Geneva's popularity as both a business and leisure city location, Geneva International Airport is a busy but efficient European airport.
  • Geneva Airports - Geneva, Switzerland Airport information, airport parking, flights, car rental and Geneva hotels 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: News]

By plane

.Geneva airport is served by almost all European carriers as well as a few daily trans-Atlantic flights.^ Geneva Airport to all resorts in the 3 valleys.
  • Ski resort transfer information for Geneva Airport 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ifyouski.com [Source type: General]

^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Flying from all major UK airports on all major airlines, we have loads of discounted flights to Geneva, so simply use our search box below to book the cheapest available Geneva flight.
  • Geneva Flights: Cheap flights to Geneva, Switzerland- lastminute.com 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

.These include flights from Montréal's Trudeau International (YUL) on Air Canada (AC), Washington's Dulles (IAD) on United (UA), New York's Kennedy (JFK) on Swiss (LX), and from Newark International on Continental (CO).^ His new seasonal menu of Swiss and International cuisine makes for a true dining experience.
  • Geneva Hotels - Hotel Warwick Geneva - Hotels in Geneva, Switzerland 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.warwickgeneva.com [Source type: General]

^ Meeting Planner – find a suitable time for an international meeting Dialing Code Calculator – find which international dial code and area code to use when calling Time Zone Converter – If it is 3 pm in New York, what time is it in Sydney?
  • Current local time in Switzerland – Geneva 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: News]

^ The United States began to disengage from Geneva-based U.N. activities in November 2001, only weeks after the terrorist attacks on targets in New York and Washington.
  • POLITICS: The U.S. Is Back in Geneva - IPS ipsnews.net 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

.Otherwise, when flying from North and South America you will have to change planes.^ But if you live in North America, just ignore it all, as the luxury German automaker has no plans to deliver the car to the U.S. .
  • 2010 geneva auto show : Auto News 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.autoguide.com [Source type: News]

^ We’ll be sure to bring you more info on the A1 as we get it and see if Audi has any plans to bring this new model to North America.
  • 2010 geneva auto show : Auto News 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.autoguide.com [Source type: News]

Most passengers travelling in from the Asia-Pacific region and Africa will need to change planes as well.
.Within the last few years, Geneva itself has become a hub for the low-cost carrier Easy Jet [2] serving a number of destinations in Europe including Great Britain.^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Jet d'Eau (Water Fountain) Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory, the massive Jet d'Eau fountain has, over the years, grown to become a symbol of Geneva.
  • Geneva Flights: Cheap flights to Geneva, Switzerland- lastminute.com 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

^ As Genevans plan their year-end charitable contributions, the Geneva Community Chest is hoping to be included in your generous donation.
  • Geneva News - Topix 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

.The airport itself has an UBS bank with ATMs and exchange machines in the arrival area.^ These include two fully functional banks, a bureaux de change, and cash machines (ATMs).
  • Geneva Airports - Geneva, Switzerland Airport information, airport parking, flights, car rental and Geneva hotels 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: News]

There is an American Express office just beyond passport control in the departure lounge. There are several cafes and duty free shopping as well, open 8AM-11PM.
.To get into town from the airport, taxis cost approximately 30CHF. The number 10 bus leaves every 15 minutes from 06:00 to 23:00. Get off at the 22-Cantons stop for train station.^ Every train from the airport's station takes six minutes to reach the central Gare de Cornavin (1).
  • 48 Hours In: Geneva - 48 Hours In, Travel - The Independent 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Conveniently located near the airport, railway station and the Palexpo Exhibition Centre, not quite 15 minutes from the centre of Geneva, Mövenpick Hotel Geneva is the perfect place for business and leisure travellers.

^ The little train weaves through the countryside, stopping at tiny rural stations.
  • Chocolate Factory Tour Near Zurich or Geneva?? - Switzerland Forum - TripAdvisor 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

.All trains leaving Geneva airport train station stop at the main train/bus station.^ Leaving from: London - all airports .
  • Geneva Flights: Cheap flights to Geneva, Switzerland- lastminute.com 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

^ Geneva Airport to all resorts in the 3 valleys.
  • Ski resort transfer information for Geneva Airport 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ifyouski.com [Source type: General]

^ Directly across from Cornavin Station, the city’s main railway station, and within 10 minutes driving from the airport, the hotel is also the perfect place to meet while in Geneva.
  • Geneva Hotels - Hotel Warwick Geneva - Hotels in Geneva, Switzerland 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.warwickgeneva.com [Source type: General]

.Train/bus tickets are around 3CHF (valid for one hour) and can be purchased at machines at the bus stop and in the station.^ At one table a dapper, 60-something captain of industry wears a business suit that cost the equivalent of an around-the-world airline ticket.
  • International Geneva | Travel to Germany, Austria, Switzerland by Rental Car or Train 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.gemut.com [Source type: News]

^ Every few hundred yards there is a bus stop , or tram station.

.A free transport ticket to the city of Geneva can be obtained from the Geneva Transport kiosk in the airport arrival terminal.^ And, quite frankly, this might be a good public relations exercise for visitors by having an airport or City of Geneva (or Basle, or Zurich, or Switzerland) homepage.

^ Directly across from Cornavin Station, the city’s main railway station, and within 10 minutes driving from the airport, the hotel is also the perfect place to meet while in Geneva.
  • Geneva Hotels - Hotel Warwick Geneva - Hotels in Geneva, Switzerland 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.warwickgeneva.com [Source type: General]

^ You collect this when you arrive at your accommodation – but you can also pick up a free public transport ticket from the machine in the baggage collection area at arrivals to get you to your hotel, on production of evidence of your booking.
  • 48 Hours In: Geneva - 48 Hours In, Travel - The Independent 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.This ticket is valid for 80 minutes anywhere in Geneva and suburbs (with this ticket you can go as far as CERN or Anieres or Veyrier), but make sure to get it before you leave the baggage claim area.^ If you do go to Geneva, and if you get a chance, you should.

^ Within the centre of geneva and the main international organization- only a few minutes walk away it is an ideal location whether you are visiting for business or leisure.
  • Geneva, Switzerland Vacation Rentals | Geneva Switzerland SmartSearch Listings 1 - 15 of 67 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC rentalo.com [Source type: General]

^ Whatever time of year you go, the villas at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin will charm you.
  • Lake Geneva Wisconsin Vacation Rentals| Lake Geneva WI 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC lakegenevavillas.com [Source type: General]

.There is a change machine next to the UBS ATM and at the bus stop.^ These include two fully functional banks, a bureaux de change, and cash machines (ATMs).
  • Geneva Airports - Geneva, Switzerland Airport information, airport parking, flights, car rental and Geneva hotels 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: News]

^ Every few hundred yards there is a bus stop , or tram station.

By train

The Swiss Federal Railway (Called "CFF" in Geneva and the rest of French-speaking Switzerland) serves Geneva's Gare de Cornavin (also called Gare Cornavin or simply Cornavin) with trains to Zürich, St. Gallen, Basel and Bern every hour. Regional trains heading to Coppet, Nyon and Lausanne leave every half-hour.
.International trains leaving from Cornavin include the SNCF (French National Railway) high-speed TGV service — there is a direct service from Geneva to Paris with a journey time of three hours as well as a direct service to Nice with a journey time of six hours.^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ (Public transit in Geneva is superb, and its "tariff community" covers the complete canton and includes buses, trams, boats and trains.
  • International Geneva | Travel to Germany, Austria, Switzerland by Rental Car or Train 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.gemut.com [Source type: News]

^ Moutiers, 1871), Geneva was Christianised by Dionysius Areopagita and Paracodus, two of the seventy-two disciples, in the time of Domitian ; Dionysius went thence to Paris , and Paracodus became the first Bishop of Geneva .
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lausanne and Geneva 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Geneva is also the starting point for the night train service to Barcelona, a journey time of nine and a half hours.^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Journey time by bus: 2h00 Trains daily Frequent connections to Cluses and Thonon-les-Bains.
  • Ski resort transfer information for Geneva Airport 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ifyouski.com [Source type: General]

^ Journey time by bus: 2h10 Trains daily Frequent connections to Chamonix via St Gervais .
  • Ski resort transfer information for Geneva Airport 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ifyouski.com [Source type: General]

.Many Italian cities are connected to Geneva, notably the "Cisalpino" service, connecting Geneva to Milan and Venice.^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ Many settled in Geneva, the "Holy City of the Alps," where Protestantism was supreme.

^ Many notable people have resided in this part of Geneva in the past, such as Franz Liszt.

.There is also a night train service to Florence and Rome Termini Station.^ There is a lost property office on the public concourse and at the train station.
  • Geneva Flights: Cheap flights to Geneva, Switzerland- lastminute.com 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

For more information:
.
  • Swiss Federal Railway website [3], telephone 0900-300-300 from within Switzerland or +41-900-300-300 from outside.^ This new Apostolic vicariate was, however, not recognized by either the State Council of Geneva or the Swiss Federal Council, and Mermillod was banished from Switzerland by a decree of 17 February, 1873.
    • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Lausanne and Geneva 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Provides a useful online travel planner, which includes information about local bus and tram services, as well as rail services and can plan your journey from any address to Geneva.
.Unless otherwise announced, most trains arriving in the Gare de Cornavin will usually have the Geneva Airport as their final destination (if they come from elsewhere in Switzerland), which means you don't have to use the TPG (Geneva Public Transport Company) tram or bus to get there.^ If you are in Geneva, the public transport is the best way to get around.

^ Gare de Cornavin, Geneva, Geneve .
  • Hotels in Geneva, Hotels in Genf, Hotels in Geneve, Hôtels Genève, Hoteles en Ginebra, Hotels a Ginebra, Alberghi a Ginevra,Hotéis em Genebra, Hotele w Genewa 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.hhotel.ch [Source type: General]

^ Geneva airport Cornavin Organisations based in Geneva .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.While not anything special in architectural terms, Gare Cornavin is, nevertheless, exceptionally well designed, and a key part of Geneva's public transport network.^ Nevertheless, if speed is the object, you may avail yourself of the public transportation system, which is reasonably priced and as dependable as a Swiss watch.
  • Geneva : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ The Montbrillant hotel is situated in the centre of Geneva, at the Cornavin main train station, offering direct access to public transport and good connections to the airport and the central business area.
  • A - GENEVA.com - Geneva Hotels, Geneva Apartments, Accommodation in Geneva 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.a-geneva.com [Source type: General]

^ The excellent public transport facilities, located right outside of the hotel, offer speedy connections to the main congress and convention centers (Geneva Palexpo & CICG).
  • Geneva Hotels - Hotel Warwick Geneva - Hotels in Geneva, Switzerland 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.warwickgeneva.com [Source type: General]

.City tram and bus routes converge at a terminal located directly outside the front doors of the station, making transition from train to public transit extremely easy.^ The train station and the air terminal.
  • Hotels in Geneva, Hotels in Genf, Hotels in Geneve, Hôtels Genève, Hoteles en Ginebra, Hotels a Ginebra, Alberghi a Ginevra,Hotéis em Genebra, Hotele w Genewa 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.hhotel.ch [Source type: General]

^ Where > Parc des Bastions: get off at Place Neuve tram/bus stop in the Old Town and the park is directly in front of you.

^ Very well located, 300 metres away from Lake Geneva and the Cornavin train station, in the heart of the nightlife district, the Nash Ville hotel provides easy access to the historic old town.
  • Booking.com: 103 hotels in Geneva, Switzerland. Book your hotel now! 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.booking.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If you're staying in a hotel, hostel or campground, don't buy more than a single ticket.^ Unique in Geneva hotel industry: receive a free Geneva Pass valid during the whole length of stay, provided when checking-in.… More .
  • Hotels in Geneva, Hotels in Genf, Hotels in Geneve, Hôtels Genève, Hoteles en Ginebra, Hotels a Ginebra, Alberghi a Ginevra,Hotéis em Genebra, Hotele w Genewa 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.hhotel.ch [Source type: General]

^ The hotel's claim to fame is that more than one American president has enjoyed its hospitality, like Jimmy Carter and the Clintons.
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^ Thus, whether you live in Bellevue, Collonge-Bellerive or Versoix, you do not spend more than 10 minutes to go to the center of Geneva by car.
  • Geneva Accommodation: Rent house or flat, Switzerland - Guide for expatriates, Expatriation - Easy Expat 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easyexpat.com [Source type: News]

.Geneva provides free transit passes to any tourist staying in one of these types of accommodation.^ Admission is free for tourists in Geneva, Switzerland.
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^ Peisey Nancroix Book from Geneva to Peisey Nancroix Peisey-Vallandry boasts a century-old tradition of mountain hospitality made possible by the number of different types of accommodation in the resort ...
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^ Located a mere three kilometres from the Cointrin Airport, Intercontinental Geneva Hotel provides convenient accommodations to travellers staying...
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.The station also features a basement-level shopping concourse, along with an underground passage which connects to the south side of the busy main street, permitting new arrivals to avoid crossing busy roads.^ Ideal situation in the centre of Geneva, located at the Cornavin station with direct access to the trains, trams and a good connection with the airport, the centre of the business and the...… More .
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^ South Main Street row houses dating from the 1820s line Pulteney Park, designed in 1794 as Geneva 's original town square.
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^ The city centre is sited on both shores, with the main railway station and the suburbs to the north of the river and the Old Town ( Vieille Ville ) to the south of the river.
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The passage also connects to a lovely, open-air pedestrianized shopping street, leading down to the lake.

By car

.The motorway network brings you right into Geneva, only 40km from Annecy and 80km from Chamonix with customs at Bardonnex - Saint-Julien.^ Within the centre of geneva and the main international organization- only a few minutes walk away it is an ideal location whether you are visiting for business or leisure.
  • Geneva, Switzerland Vacation Rentals | Geneva Switzerland SmartSearch Listings 1 - 15 of 67 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC rentalo.com [Source type: General]

^ In a future article, I will dive deeper into the Geneva Framework to explore building a custom STS for your claims-based and federated security scenarios.
  • Geneva Framework: A Better Approach For Building Claims-Based WCF Services 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC msdn.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's divided by Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and the Rhône River into two sections: the Right Bank and the Left Bank.
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.You need the compulsory motorway sticker (single annual 40CHF fee) to come through this customs office.^ If you need additional assistance, please contact customer support .
  • Geneva (Switzerland) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Purchase of the motorway tax sticker (aka Vignette) at one of the customs is obligatory in order to drive on Swiss motorways.^ In order to avoid Swiss territory entirely, drive direct to the French sector via Ferney-Voltaire, near Collonges on the D-984; at Ferney-Voltaire, follow the signs for Geneva and, just before Swiss customs, take the road on the right to the airport French sector.
  • Geneva Flights: Cheap flights to Geneva, Switzerland- lastminute.com 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.lastminute.com [Source type: News]

.To avoid the purchase of a vignette, you can enter Geneva through other crossing points at Bardonnex or Mouillesulaz, for example.^ It is Picturesquely situated near the old armaments square in Geneva's Old Town, A whole host of fondues and raclette await you, as well as a mix of other specialties.
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^ At the end of this page you'll find some other groups' event lists and how to submit events to GENEVA .
  • GENEVA: The GENUKI calendar of GENealogical EVents andActivities 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC geneva.weald.org.uk [Source type: General]

^ The Geneva Framework, on the other hand, exposes a single collection of claims through ClaimsIdentity that can be inspected during authorization.
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.If, however, you decide later to drive on the motorway, you will need to purchase a vignette — you can generally purchase the vignette at Post Offices or at Tourist Offices.^ If you do decide to eat out, however, there are literally caf's everywhere, serving anything from sushi to fries (there are six McDonalds in Geneva).

^ In addition to taking our walking tour of the highlights, you may rent an audio-guided tour in English from the tourist office for 10F ($8.20/£4.25).
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By bus

.Geneva is served by a number of regular international bus routes (Bus station: tel.^ Bus no.10 runs to central Geneva, and bus no.18 to the UN. Bus services from the French sector connect to regional French towns and various international routes to destinations in Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe.
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^ Where > Quai 1 bar, Cornavin train station, Geneva, Tel: +41 (0)22 732 4306.

^ By Train -- Geneva's CFF (Chemins de Fer Fédéraux) train station in the town center is Gare Cornavin, place Cornavin (tel.
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+41(0)22 732 02 30). .Additionally, the TPG (Geneva Public Transport) provide regular services from the neighboring French towns of Saint-Julien, Archamps, Thoiry, Ferney-Voltaire, Moillesulaz (tel.^ Transport Publics Genevois (tel.
  • Geneva : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are in Geneva, the public transport is the best way to get around.

^ The public transport system in Geneva is incredibly efficient .

+41(0)22 308 34 34). See the website [4] for bus timetables.

By boat

.Regular boat service is provided, mainly in turn of the last century steamboats, from ports all around Lake Geneva by Compagnie Générale de Navigation [5].^ The super-rich community of international civil servants and tax exiles demand good food, top hotels and entertainment and Geneva provides it all.
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^ Geneva Escort Service Escorte basée en Belgique Belle douce,sensible et sensuelle,Ophelie vous fera passée des moments inoubliables.
  • Geneva Escort Girls, Geneva Escort Services & Geneva Strip Club Guide 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.cityoflove.com [Source type: General]

^ This was the best place to dine, not only on the resort property, but in all of Lake Geneva .
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.All boats arrive at the Paquis port after docking briefly at Parc des Eaux Vives and the Jardin Anglais.^ Parc des Eaux-Vives .
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^ Gare de Cornavin Gare des Eaux-Vives Gare de Genève-Sécheron Lancy-Pont-Rouge show the 4 most popular… .
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^ One of the most scenic walks is from the Parc des Eaux-Vives on the Left Bank to the Parc de Mon-Repos on the Right Bank.
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.Private boat tours and transfers from Geneva to any port on the lake by Léman Transfers[6].^ It is situated where Lake Geneva (French Lac Léman) flows into the Rhône River, and is the capital of the Canton of Geneva.
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^ It's divided by Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and the Rhône River into two sections: the Right Bank and the Left Bank.
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^ Maison Tavel You can visit the oldest standing private house in Geneva, Maison Tavel on your tour to Geneva.
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Groups of up to six passengers can be privately chauffeured around the lake.

Get around

.Geneva, like most cities in Switzerland, is a marvel of public transportation efficiency.^ The public transport system in Geneva is incredibly efficient .

^ Geneva is an efficient, clean city.
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^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Transports Publics Genevois [7] provides frequent bus, tram, 'mouette' (boat), and suburban train service to within a block or two of most locations in the city and canton.^ Transport Publics Genevois (tel.
  • Geneva : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Public transport in the city is superb, and tourists staying at any city hotel, youth hostel or campsite get a free Unireso card that gives unlimited travel for the duration of your stay on buses, trains, trams and boats.
  • 48 Hours In: Geneva - 48 Hours In, Travel - The Independent 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ To get to your hotel, first get two maps, one, a map that shows the location of your residence, and two, a bus map.

.The law changed this year and anybody staying in a Geneva hotel/hostel is entitled to a free daily travel pass for the local Transport TPG. This is provided by the hotel.^ Read their travel tips for Geneva hotels !
  • Geneva, Switzerland Forecast : Weather Underground 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: General]

^ The super-rich community of international civil servants and tax exiles demand good food, top hotels and entertainment and Geneva provides it all.
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^ Guests staying in Geneva hotels have much to see, but a good place to start is the Old Town.
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  • Old Town and St. Gervais
  • Paquis
  • Plainpalais
  • Hospital
  • Eaux-Vives

By foot

.The old-town can be easily visited by foot starting anywhere around the tour boat dock on Lake Geneva.^ It is Picturesquely situated near the old armaments square in Geneva's Old Town, A whole host of fondues and raclette await you, as well as a mix of other specialties.
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^ On the night of December 11th, 1602; the Duke of Savoy's soldiers attacked the old walled town of Geneva.
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^ Very well located, 300 metres away from Lake Geneva and the Cornavin train station, in the heart of the nightlife district, the Nash Ville hotel provides easy access to the historic old town.
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.Crossing the bridge (Pont du Mont Blanc), you'll get to the English Garden with the famous flower clock and a sculpted bronze water fountain.^ Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva .
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^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
  • Geneva - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ As you walk around, you'll pass the court of the count of Veyrier's palace, dating from 1783; place du Temple, with a fountain from 1857; and a Louis XVI carved door at 18, rue St-Victor.
  • Geneva : Planning a Trip | Frommers.com 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

.Then you can cross the street (Quai de General Guisan) and go up the hill (on Place du Port and Rue de la Fontaine) and up the long stairs passage and end up behind Saint Peter's Cathedral.^ Rue de la Fleche, Geneve .
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^ Place Porte de France, Gaillard , France .
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^ There are some inexpensive options around the Cathedral (5) such as Spaghetti Factory (13) at rue de la Fontaine 13 (00 41 22 310 61 00), with pizzas at CHF16 (£10.50) and some cheerful little coffee shops and terrace bars serving food in the Place du Bourg-de-Four (14) built on the site of the old Roman forum and a marketplace since medieval times.
  • 48 Hours In: Geneva - 48 Hours In, Travel - The Independent 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.After visiting the cathedral, which is Geneva's well-known landmark, you can exit the courtyard and be right in front of Geneva City Hall.^ With Switzerland flexi tours you can visit the tourist city of Geneva.
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^ It is Picturesquely situated near the old armaments square in Geneva's Old Town, A whole host of fondues and raclette await you, as well as a mix of other specialties.
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^ If you are LUCKY you may get one, of course the driver will not understand English, but he will understand that you don’t know the city, and he can takes you on an unwanted ‘’ city tour ‘’charging you double the right amount.
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.From there you can easily walk down to the Bastions Park where you can find the famous Reformation Wall memorial.^ It ´s two blocks from Reforma Ave., so, if you arrive there at night do not be impressed by the dark, scary neighborhood , since it´s safe to walk around.
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^ Here you'll find Old Town, some major shopping streets, the famous Flower Clock, the university, and several important museums.
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This park is very quiet and romantic, especially at the beginning of the fall season when the leaves start falling. See this walking route in pictures [8].
Geneva's pro-bike campaign poster ('velo' = 'bike' in French)
Geneva's pro-bike campaign poster ('velo' = 'bike' in French)
Geneva is a great town to get around in by bicycle. .Except for the old-town, the city is fairly flat, and though there are some streets that are dangerous to ride, there is almost always a safe, fast route to your destination.^ At the entrance of the old city and the pedestrian streets.
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^ These roles have contributed to it being an expensive city in which to live or stay, although it has much to offer the visitor, principally the Old Town and some fine museums.
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^ Finding an Address -- In a system developed during the Middle Ages, all Swiss cities begin their street-numbering system with the lowest numbers closest to the old center of town.
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If you want to know the best routes, you should get a copy of the beautifully designed VELO-LOVE plan de ville, which is available at all bike shops in Geneva, or by writing to: velo@ville-ge.ch or calling (+41) 22 418 42 00.
.A social organization called Genève Roule [9] lends bicycles free of charge (for four hours and then a fee of 1CHF per extra hour), from 30 April through 30 October.^ Another major outlet, charging from 15F to 35F ($12-$29/£6.25-£15) per day, depending on the degree of sophistication of the bicycle, is Genève Roule, 17, place Montbrillant (tel.
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^ The Library is open Monday through Saturday for a total of 38 hours per week.
  • Geneva, Nebraska - Government 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.ci.geneva.ne.us [Source type: General]

A passport or identity card must be shown and a refundable deposit of 20CHF is required. .Four kiosks, staffed by asylum seekers, are located along the lake, behind the railway station, and in the plaine de Plainpalais.^ Hotel de Ville in Sentier - Joux Valley (Vallée de Joux) , Switzerland , is located in the village centre, at the western tip of Lake Joux and its clear waters.
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^ The central Hotel Suisse is located opposite the city's main train station and is just 500 metres from the shores of Lake Leman.
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^ Hotel Touring is located in the centre of Naters, Switzerland, 1 km from the railway station of Brig .
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.While this service is quite convenient, be sure to bring ID and contact information, including hotel phone number, to speed up the paperwork.^ This is backed up by the huge numbers of hotels.

^ I particularly liked that wi-fi internet connection was included, as well as the convenience of restaurants and shops at the hotel's door.
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By bus

.Tickets, which cover both trams and buses, must be bought from ticket machines (located at every stop) before boarding the transport.^ Local buses and trams operate daily from 5am to midnight, and you can purchase a ticket from a vending machine before you board.
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^ Every few hundred yards there is a bus stop , or tram station.

.Tickets cost 2CHF for a short hop (three stops or less, or a one-way crossing of the lake).^ Day trips to Geneva include a ferry ride on the Lake Geneva, a tour of one of the 21 castles on the lake or a hike through the nearby wine region with stops for samples along the way.
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.3CHF for one hour with unlimited changes on tram, bus, boat, and rail within greater Geneva, 7CHF for a pass valid from 9AM to midnight, and 10CHF for a 24-hour pass valid from the time it is purchased.^ Our first time on cross country skis was at Guanella Pass but we learned downhill at A- Basin with the intent to come back to Geneva Basin.

^ Trips that stay within zone 10, enveloping most of Geneva, cost 3F ($2.45/£1.25), and unlimited use of all zones costs 10F ($8.20/£4.25) for 1 day.
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Holders of the SBB Demi-Tarif/Halbtax card get 20-30% off these prices. .The ticket machines do not give change, if you have over paid, keep the ticket and take it to a TPG office (located at the airport, Cornavin railway station and in the middle of the rond-pont de Rive), where the difference will be refunded to you.^ The Rotary Hotel (former Sofitel Geneva) is located near the business district and the international organisations, 5 minutes' walk from the station and a 20-minute drive from the airport.
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^ Local buses and trams operate daily from 5am to midnight, and you can purchase a ticket from a vending machine before you board.
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^ Gare de Cornavin Gare des Eaux-Vives Gare de Genève-Sécheron Lancy-Pont-Rouge show the 4 most popular… .
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.Since January 2008, if you stay in a hotel, hostel, or on a camping site, you will get free public transport.^ Nevertheless, if speed is the object, you may avail yourself of the public transportation system, which is reasonably priced and as dependable as a Swiss watch.
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^ If you are in Geneva, the public transport is the best way to get around.

^ Our Hotel Alpfrieden offers you a true family atmosphere in the heart of the car free vacation resort Bettmeralp, Switzerland .
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.Typically, you will receive a Unireso Geneva Transport Card at check-in.^ Unique in Geneva hotel industry: receive a free Geneva Pass valid during the whole length of stay, provided when checking-in.… More .
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^ If you are in Geneva, the public transport is the best way to get around.

^ The group policy template files specify the location of the Geneva Server, the issuer name, and the time interval to check for card updates.
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.It will be authorised for use for the length of your stay and like a ticket one gets in the airport upon arrival it is valid for Geneva and suburbs including the Unireso network.^ Geneva Airport (GVA) is one of Europe's busiest airports with an annual traffic of eight million passengers via over 30 airlines.
  • Geneva Airport Hotels: Geneva International Airport - GVA Airport Guide 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.worldairportguides.com [Source type: News]

^ Unique in Geneva hotel industry: receive a free Geneva Pass valid during the whole length of stay, provided when checking-in.… More .
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^ At each of these there is a ticket machine, the tickets are very cheap, unlike the rest of Geneva, and you can buy them to suit your needs.

.You are supposed to carry your passport or identity card with you at the same time, to ensure validity.^ With this framework you can also issue managed Information Cards to support identity selectors such as Windows CardSpace on the Windows platform.
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^ Geneva – So, said one of my colleagues, “will you now be traveling on your Swiss or your American passport?” .

^ We are delighted to welcome you and will do our utmost to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.… More .
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The ticket is valid on trains as far as the airport.

By car

.If you want to explore the mountainous countryside or go skiing in one of the ski resorts in the Alps, getting a car is a better option.^ Take a cable car up the mountain or, if you prefer, climb up or go by car, and once you have reached the summit enjoy the spectacular view of Geneva and its surroundings.
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^ Finally, you must take a bus to the French border and ride up the mountains in a cable car.

^ Show RSS feed options for deals in Geneva Hide RSS feed options for deals in Geneva Get your personalized hotel deals, when and where you want them!
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.Numerous local and international car rental service providers operate from the airport.^ A local contractor from Aurora, Michael Marsh made a proposal to the Forest Service to operate the ski area.

.They provide customized traveling services to the needs of tourists visiting Geneva.^ Hooking the Geneva Framework with IIS Hosting Depending on your experience level with WCF, you may or may not be familiar with the mechanism for custom ServiceHost initialization when services are hosted in IIS, which you'll need to know so that you can enable the Geneva Framework for the ServiceHost.
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^ Custom Weather Services In addition to this website, we provide a number of free and professional weather services.
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^ With Switzerland flexi tours you can visit the tourist city of Geneva.
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By train

.Regional trains to suburban areas run every half hour during the day and every hour after 8PM. The last train to the eastern terminus, (Coppet), leaves at 12:03AM. Though these "Regios" mostly serve commuters, at least two of their station stops, Versoix and Coppet, have several good restaurants and historic main streets.^ You can also buy tickets by time, half an hour, an hour, two hours and all day.

^ Two poma lifts were installed during the 1960's to serve beginner and bowl terrain.

^ Housed in a modern fire station at 847 H Street are two pumpers, two tankers, one heavy rescue unit and one grass rig.
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.As with buses and trams, tickets must be bought before boarding the train.^ Local buses and trams operate daily from 5am to midnight, and you can purchase a ticket from a vending machine before you board.
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.If you are only travelling with the canton of Geneva, a bus/tram ticket is valid on the train and vice versa; travelling further afield will cost more.^ Local buses and trams operate daily from 5am to midnight, and you can purchase a ticket from a vending machine before you board.
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^ Be warned, bus ses and trams will not wait more than a few second s for you, and even though there is a bus almost every five minutes to anywhere, it's best not to be caught unaware s.

^ The exhibition space covers more than 1,500m and is only a hop, skip and a jump from the airport in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Tram in Geneva
Tram in Geneva
Geneva has an expanding network of super frequent trams. .Many lines have their hub at the Cornavin train station, a few others at Place Bel-Air on the old-town side of the river.^ The train station and the air terminal.
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^ It is Picturesquely situated near the old armaments square in Geneva's Old Town, A whole host of fondues and raclette await you, as well as a mix of other specialties.
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^ The twin towers of the Cathedral of St. Pierre dominate Old Town, whose geographical and spiritual center is place du Bourg-de-Four.
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.Tickets which cover both trams and buses must be bought from ticket machines (located at every stop) before boarding the transport.^ Local buses and trams operate daily from 5am to midnight, and you can purchase a ticket from a vending machine before you board.
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^ Every few hundred yards there is a bus stop , or tram station.

St Pierre Cathedral
St Pierre Cathedral
Please notice that contrary to popular belief, the Swiss are beyond punctual when it comes to closing hours. .So if a museum is supposed to close at 5PM, expect that at 4:45PM you will be asked to leave and if you point out that closing hours are still 15 minutes away you might get expelled.^ Still today, the minute you reach Carouge you feel as though you are entering a foreign village with its own identity and atmosphere.
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.If you arrive after 4:30PM, you'll more than likely be denied entrance.^ The hotel's claim to fame is that more than one American president has enjoyed its hospitality, like Jimmy Carter and the Clintons.
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^ You'll most likely also want to know why the Issuer property for a claim is a simple String type instead of a ClaimSet.
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^ One question you'll likely have relates to why the Geneva Framework doesn't use the ClaimSet and Claim type from the System.IdentityModel.Claims namespace.
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The same applies to shops and pretty much every public activity with a schedule. In the same vein, especially relevant to jet lagged travelers, it is important to note that lunch hour at most restaurants end at 14:00 (and last orders at 13:45 for the more strict ones) with dinner service starting again at 18:00.
The Jet d'Eau in Lake Geneva
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The Jet d'Eau in Lake Geneva
  • Jet d'Eau, the Rade (visible from most of the Lac Léman waterfront).^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
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    ^ It's divided by Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and the Rhône River into two sections: the Right Bank and the Left Bank.
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    ^ On your Geneva tour you can visit the emblematic Jet d'Eau, a tall stream of water gushing from the lake, which is an elegant feature of this city.
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    daily 10AM-11PM. .One of the crowning symbols of Geneva is the monumental Jet d'Eau, a fountain of water pumped 140m into the air.^ Other international airlines flying into Geneva include Air France (tel.
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    ^ On your Geneva tour you can visit the emblematic Jet d'Eau, a tall stream of water gushing from the lake, which is an elegant feature of this city.
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    ^ The Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is located in Geneva, Switzerland on the banks of lake Geneva and next to the Jet d'Eau.
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    The spectacular plume was once an occasional pressure release for hydro-power generation on the Rhône River, but people liked it so much that in 1891 the city created a permanent pumped fountain. It's beautifully lit at night. Best viewed from a distance — the surrounding half kilometer is soaked with water.
    Free.  edit
  • Cathédrale St-Pierre, Place St. Pierre (At the highest point in the Old Town), [10]. Jun-Sep, M-Sa 9AM-7PM, Su 11AM-7PM; Oct-May, M-Sa 10AM-noon and 2PM-5PM, Su 11AM-12:30PM and 1:30PM-5PM. The new Espace Saint Pierre pass includes entrance to all three sites of Cour Saint-Pierre, a noteworthy space of unique spiritual and cultural importance. .The Cathedral and its towers, which both embody the high point of the Reformed tradition and explore the origins of Christianity with an extensive archaeological site are now complemented by the International Museum of the Reformation on the ground floor of the Maison Mallet.^ Visit the cellar and its archaeological ruins, then go up to the ground floor to discover Geneva from the Middle Ages to the Restoration.
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    An underground passage, reopened when the Museum was created, connects the two buildings. Nearby, the Auditoire, where Calvin taught, completes a complex that is both representative of the past and open to current questions. The new Espace Saint-Pierre thus aims to contribute to our understanding of today’s world – between tradition and modernity, cultural experimentation and spiritual practice. These three buildings invite the visitor to explore the city’s history. .Religious denominations aside, Espace Saint Pierre represents a spirit that continues to guide the city and citizens of Geneva today.^ An obvious influence of the Geneva Bible is the number of its "firsts" that continue to be used almost 450 years later in todays English Bibles.
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    .For schedules and information about free live organ performances in the cathedral, go to the website [11] Adults 16CHF (Seniors, Disabled, Students aged 16-25, and groups of more than 15 qualify for a 10CHF pass, children aged 7-16 qualify for an 8CHF pass.^ For more information about the solar system: .
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    ^ They didn't pay very well but it was all about the free ski pass.

    ^ For more information about these announcements and others that were made, check out the Microsoft Forefront Team Blog .
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    Entry to the church itself is free, of course, but donations are welcome.)
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  • Palais des Nations, 14, Avenue de la Paix (Number 8 bus, stop at Appia), +41-22-917 48 96 (, fax: +41 22 917 0032), [12].^ View all deals for Geneva Sponsored links * Hotel De La Paix Hotel photos .
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    ^ Although the United Nations is now headquartered in New York, the organization still retains a large presence in Geneva at the Palais des Nations and many of its sister/child organizations such as the World Health Organization and ILO have their world headquarters here.
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    ^ Rue de Lausanne 14, Geneva .
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    .Open daily Apr-Oct 10AM-noon and 2PM-4PM; Jul-Aug 10AM-5PM; the rest of the year M-F 10AM-noon and 2PM-4PM (except over the Christmas period).^ Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2011 .
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    Originally built to house the League of Nations, the Palais is worth visiting just to take in the magnificent Assembly Hall, in addition to the large collection of public art, the library, and the landscaped grounds. 8.50CHF each for adults. .(groups of 20 adults or more qualify for a 20% discount; private tour of 1-14 adults 127.50CHF; 6.50CHF each for students, senior citizens, and disabled persons; 4CHF for schoolchildren; free for children under six years old).^ Spencer was but six years old, and Bacon in his cradle."
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    Passports are required for entry
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  • International Museum of the Reformation, 4, rue du Cloître (Bus n° 36 to Cathédrale/ Bus n° 2, 7, 20, stop Molard/ Tram 12, 16, stop Molard), + 41 22 310 24 31 (, fax: +41 22 310 74 45), [13].^ If you're more interested in buying souvenirs to take home on your return flight from Geneva, walk down Geneva's shop-lined Rue du Rhône to pick up Swiss watches and chocolate.

    ^ Leave: January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 .
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    ^ Rue Du Grand Pre, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland .
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    Open daily, except Monday, from 10AM-5PM. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January. Open Easter, Pentecost, and Jeune Federal Mondays. Access for disabled visitors.. .Installed on the ground floor of the magnificent Maison Mallet (next to Saint-Pierre Cathedral), this new Museum presents the main spiritual and cultural elements of the Reformation.^ The twin towers of the Cathedral of St. Pierre dominate Old Town, whose geographical and spiritual center is place du Bourg-de-Four.
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    .Unique objects, manuscripts, rare books, engravings, and paintings illustrate the close ties between Geneva and the Reformation.^ Geneva is the home to many UN agencies, an old town, a cathedral and an excellent rare book collection.
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    ^ Like the other Bibles of its time, the Geneva Bible included the Apocrypha between the Old and New Testament, and so was comprised of 80 books.
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    .State-of-the-art technology welcomes a modern audience: films, a music room, and demonstrations, including many for children, invite visitors to both rediscover the past and imagine the future. 10CHF for Adults; Seniors, Disabled, Students from 16-25 years old qualify for a 7CHF admission fee; Children age 7-16 years old and groups of 15 or more qualify for a 5CHF admission fee; Children under 7 are free.^ Amenity highlights: Guests can choose from seven elegant meeting rooms (including a film-set ballroom) to run meetings and events.

    ^ Near the unparalleled points of interest for visitors to the Haute Savoie and neighbouring the French Genevan Trade centre, the Ibis Annemasse offers the perfect welcome for both business and leisure...… More .
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    ^ Geneva Police closer to solving 15-year-old murder case .
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    .For another 3CHF, you can explore the archaeological site beneath the cathedral and climb the tower inside the cathedral, which has some amazing views of the city.
    ^ Some parts of our site may require you to download the Flash Player Plugin .
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  • Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, 17, Avenue de la Paix (8, F, V, or Z bus to Appia 1.80CHF from the central station), + 41 22 748 95 25 (fax: +41 22 748 95 28), [14].^ Euro 2008 UEFA Geneva (French: Genève , German: Genf ; ), Switzerland is one of the world's major centers of international diplomacy, having served as the site of the initial headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross before that.
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    ^ Rue de la Navigation 27, Geneva, Geneve .
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    ^ In the very heart of Geneva, two steps away from the central train station, bus station, Geneva lake, and the Jet d'eau 10 minutes away from the International Airport, the Palexpo Exhibition Center...… More .
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    Open Daily, except Tuesday, from 10AM-5PM. Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and on 1 January. Access for disabled visitors.. .The Museum of the I.C.R.C. is one of the best in Europe, providing detailed photographic and other physical evidence of the I.C.R.C.'s service to humanity during countless wars and natural disasters.^ The Beau-Rivage Palace has built a reputation for being one of Europe's favourite hotels for its service and high quality.… More .
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    The displays are striking and affecting, but somehow manage to avoid taking sides.
    10CHF for Adults, Children, I.C.R.C. members, the elderly, and others qualify for a 5CHF admission fee.  .'see', 'Geneva');return false;" title="click to edit Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross"> edit
  • Musée ARIANA, Avenue de la Paix 10 (About midway between Place des Nations and the entrances to the Palais and the I.C.R.C), +41 22 418 54 50, [15].^ Place de la Navigation 2, Geneva, Geneve .
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    ^ There are some inexpensive options around the Cathedral (5) such as Spaghetti Factory (13) at rue de la Fontaine 13 (00 41 22 310 61 00), with pizzas at CHF16 (£10.50) and some cheerful little coffee shops and terrace bars serving food in the Place du Bourg-de-Four (14) built on the site of the old Roman forum and a marketplace since medieval times.
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    ^ Although the United Nations is now headquartered in New York, the organization still retains a large presence in Geneva at the Palais des Nations and many of its sister/child organizations such as the World Health Organization and ILO have their world headquarters here.
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    Open daily (except Tuesdays) 11AM-5PM. .Occupying a big chunk of what would otherwise be the UN campus, the Ariana Museum offers a huge collection (16,000 pieces) of ceramics from around Europe and the far East. 8CHF.^ The Sagitta Swiss Quality Hotel is a modern hotel in the heart of Geneva, 500 metres from the Swiss clocks in the Horology museum and the Far Eastern art in the Baur Collection.
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  • Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 10 (Number 1 bus to Ecole des Medécins), +41 22 320 61 22, [16].^ Rue de Lausanne 14, Geneva .
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    ^ Rue Des Alpes 20, Geneva .
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    ^ Rue de Lausanne 33, Geneva .
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    Tu-F Noon-6PM. Sa-Su 11AM-6PM. .Late modern, post-modern, and contemporary works by internationally known artists, as well as a special collection of Swiss conceptual work. 8CHF.^ The Sagitta Swiss Quality Hotel is a modern hotel in the heart of Geneva, 500 metres from the Swiss clocks in the Horology museum and the Far Eastern art in the Baur Collection.
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     edit
  • Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, Route de Malagnou 1 (Bus 1-8 (arrêts Tranchées & Muséum) 20-27 (arrêt Muséum), trams 12-16 (arrêt Villereuse)), +41 22 418 63 00, [17]. Tu-Su 9:30AM-5PM. Geneva has a nice museum which is worth a visit, especially if you have youth and children. Free.  edit
  • Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Rue Charles-Galland 2, 022 418 26 00, [18]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Extensive art and archaeological-historical collections. Painting gallery extends back to the early Renaissance, but is most extensive in Swiss-French and Impressionist works. Free, except special exhibits.  edit
Geneva in Winter
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Geneva in Winter
  • Téléphérique du Salève, Veyrier, France (Number 8 Bus to either Veyrier Douane or Veyrier Tournettes.^ By Public Transportation -- Most of Geneva's public tram and bus lines begin either at the very central place Cornavin in front of the main railroad station, or, to a lesser extent, on the opposite bank of the river, at the Place du Bel Air.
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    ^ Pied du Téléphérique d'Avoriaz, Avoriaz , France .
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    Or line 41 to Veyrier Ecole
    ). Just over the French Border, this high alpine ridge has a stunning view of Mt. .Blanc and the Lake Geneva area and miles of walking trails.^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
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    A cute little corner shop in Pas de l'Echelle Village (France) sells about 100 varieties of French cheeses and is open on Sundays. Don't forget your passport. The Association Genevoise des Amis du Salève (AGAS, Tel: 022 796 41 33 or [19]) organizes free hikes around Geneva every Sunday. Start at 10AM (sharp) at terminus (End station) of bus number 8 at Veyrier-Douane.
  • March: Motor Show.
  • May: Caves Ouvertes [20] — Free annual event. .Sample wine at Geneva's wineries while exploring the canton's rural side.
  • June:
    • Bol D'Or Yacht Race (biggest in Europe).
    • Fête de la Musique, +41 22 418 65 32, Free, [21].^ East of Geneva , Western Europe's biggest lake stretches like a giant liquid mirror between French-speaking Canton de Vaud (pronounced Voh; Waadt in German) on its northern shore and France to the south.
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      ^ Rue de la Navigation 27, Geneva, Geneve .
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      ^ La Baie des Voiles (41.6 km) .
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      For three days in June, the whole City of Geneva is a stage. Actually, there are on the order of 40 of them. The musical offerings include children's choirs, punk rock, chamber orchestras, jam bands, avant-guard jazz, klezmer, and drum and bass DJs. The venues are as diverse as the music, with stages inside and out of l'Usine, Parc des Bastions, and even Cathédral St. Pierre. There is also a wide assortment of international food and drink for sale, which can be a bit pricey, but highly worth it. .The easiest way to get information is to just head to one of the parks listed above and find one of the free newspaper-style festival guides.^ One factual way to evaluate just how popular the Geneva Bible was is to look at the number of editions it had relative to other Bibles of its time.
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      It includes time-tables and maps. Additionally, be sure to wander around, as the festival is full of many excellent unofficial performances, including drums, juggling, and dance.
  • August: Fete de Geneve — Week long party, including best fireworks display in Europe.
  • December: L'Escalade.

Parks

.It's worth taking at least a day to explore the green places of Geneva, of which there are quite a few, not the least because some of the more interesting parts of town are between those green places.^ A few steps from the lakeside, the Epsom Hotel streches its building accross the Geneva sky.… More .
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^ In a two hectare park between lake and mountain, in its green landscape, this beautiful Haute Savoyarde house overlooks the lake of Annecy and its bay.… More .
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^ The hotel is only a few minutes away from the old town, the lakeside and the TGV station.… More .
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There are a number of suggested promenades for which there are maps available at the tourist office on the Ile de la Machine.
  • Parc des Bastions, entrance at Place Neuve or just down rue St. Léger from Place Bourg de Four. .This lovely tree lined park, which is home to the liberal arts campus of the University of Geneva features giant chessboards and even larger statues of Geneva's Calvinist founding fathers, and it's directly between the old town and Plain de Plainpalais, so it makes a good transitional area for exploring.
  • Parc des Eaux Vives, entrance at the far end of Rue des Eaux Vives and the number 2 bus line.^ Rue de Lausanne 14, Geneva .
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    ^ Rue Des Alpes 20, Geneva .
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    ^ Rue de Lausanne 33, Geneva .
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    There's also a boat dock, with service from the Pâquis. .This park offers promenades and views over the lake of the U.N. campus and the Palais des Nations.^ The Hotel bellerive is very well-located between the city and the lake and offers a beautiful view of the lake of Geneva.… More .
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    .Geneva beach is at the end furthest from the city, on the lakefront.
  • Bois de la Bâtie — Just over the river Arve from Jonction.^ Rue de la Navigation 27, Geneva, Geneve .
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    ^ Entirely renovated historical building facing the lake, in the exceptional setting of the Parc des Eaux-Vives, just 5 minutes from Geneva downtown.… More .
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    ^ Place de la Navigation 2, Geneva, Geneve .
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    Most of this woodsy bluff has been left in a more-or-less natural state, though there are walking trails around the edges. The trails connect eventually with a sidewalk which crosses a railroad bridge to the St. Jean neighborhood. There is also a small zoo at the western edge of the woods.
.List of parks on Geneva's official tourism website [22].^ Comments Filed under: CardSpace , Geneva , CardSpace "Geneva" , Beta 2 , samples Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:55 AM Official Name for "Geneva" .
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^ Two days after the failed Park County ballot to save Geneva, F. S. officials decided to burn down the ski area's lodge to avoid any associated liability.

  • French language lessons are available, both through formal courses and informal arrangements, but in both cases they can be more expensive than other French-speaking countries.
  • Geneva University also offers quite cheap classes and there are a number of the big language schools, including Berlitz and Inlingua.
  • One well-known school is The Ecole Du Monde [23] located near the train station and near the lake of Geneva.
  • Migros also offers language courses at rather decent prices.

Higher Education

.There are several English language universities in Geneva, mostly focusing on international business and relations.^ The Geneva Bible pioneered the use of italics for words that are not in the original language, but helpful for the English vernacular.
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^ NH Geneva Airport Hotel is located in the heart of the new business district of Geneva, near to the exhibition and conference center PALEXPO Geneva International Airport.… More .
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^ Whittingham was skilled in Hebrew and Greek as well as other languages and a leader in the English church at Geneva.
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Cern tunnel
Cern tunnel
.The world-famous European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN [24] is in Meyrin, just outside of Geneva.^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
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Currently under construction is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which, at 27km in circumference, already holds the title of "world's largest machine" When finished it will hopefully answer many fundamental questions in particle physics and open a host of new ones. CERN has a famous summer student program that accepts 150 European students, 20 American students, and a handful from other countries. .If you are interested in this program, you might want to read the Camp CERN Manifesto [25].^ Read our brief city guide to Geneva below to help you decide if a weekend getaway or short break in Geneva is what you want, then click on Geneva short break packages to view our short break packages to Geneva.
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^ If you have wanted to include the CardTile in your own program or browser extension, this is for you!
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CERN also features an exhibition open to the public and tours can be arranged in advance [26].

Work

Many foreign professionals working in Geneva are employed by one of the United Nations agencies or international banks. .Non-Swiss UN employees get a special visa to live and work in Switzerland, but the jobs can be hard to find unless you are already in Geneva.^ The average American living in Geneva treats Thanksgiving as a patriotic affair, a way to emphasize that you are still American by foisting the largest turkey you can find on a group slightly confused Continental friends, stuffing it with...

^ You can also find lots of ways to eat melted cheese and other Swiss treats on the [...
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^ Geneva – So, said one of my colleagues, “will you now be traveling on your Swiss or your American passport?” .

.Of course if you speak French and are a EU citizen, you can accept a job offer by any other employer since the bileteral agreements between Switzerland and the EU allow you to work here as anywhere else on the continent - whether you are a blue or white collar worker.^ Whether you are here for one night or for a few weeks, our staff will make you feel at home.… More .
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Since the beginning of 2009 unemployment is on the rise though and it is proving more and more difficult to find a post in all fields regardless of the work permit issue.
.For more information on working for the UN: UN-Employment [27] — How to find a job with the UN. A list of current opportunities with Geneva-based international organizations can be found on the UN jobs website [28].^ This a very simple ASP.NET control that can help you to debug your websites secured with the Windows identity Foundation , by allowing you to inspect identity information in the current context such as claims list, raw XML of the incoming token, signing certificates and more.
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^ For more information about how to find this setting using the Geneva Server Management snap-in, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd807081(WS.10).aspx .
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^ For more information about how to do this, see Manually Configure a Service Account for a Federation Server Farm .
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If you are not very proficient in French, it is also possible to find work as an au pair, a housekeeper, or at one of the many bars. .You really do need to be in town to set this sort of thing up.^ In the mean time, if you are looking for guidance on how to set up your federation server farm, see Create the First Federation Server in a Federation Server Farm in the Deployment Guide.
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^ Namely, you will need to configure the policy settings from within the AD FS 2.0 Management snap-in.
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.If you want to do household work, you will probably want to advertise on the bulletin boards which can be found at the entrances of most grocery stores, at the English and American churches, and at the American Women's Club.^ During her reign, the English Bibles placed in churches were burned, public reading of the Bible was forbidden, and the works of the reformers, such as Tyndale, Rogers, Coverdale and Cranmer, were forbidden.
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For a bar tending job, you do what you would do to get a similar job anywhere else, go talk to the manager (you should know enough French to serve drinks, obviously).

Buy

.While Switzerland is famed as a land of banks and financial institutions, getting ahold of some local cash for your shopping trips can be more difficult than you might think.^ (Some words are more obscure than that of the KJV, though.
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^ More from Encyclopedia.com » Just so you know, for some topics we license content from Who2 & ADAM. .
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^ It will be faster than flying, by the time you go to the airport, wait for an hour, take your flight, and get from the airport into town.
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.ATMs (automatic bank machines) are found easily in the train station and in nearby streets, but become hidden and elusive creatures elsewhere.^ An oasis of quiet in the heart of the city, the Hotel Cristal overlooks a discreet street and square, 100 m from the train station.… More .
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Often they are tucked away within shopping malls, without any signs leading you inside. .Your best bet is to get money at the train station, and then to ask people (in french if you can) where the nearest bank machine is located.^ Located in a quiet greenbelt neighborhood, the Hotel Agora offers close proximity to the train station and easy access to lakeshore activities.
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^ This page asks you to specify a name for your Federation Service.
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^ Ideal situation in the centre of Geneva, located at the Cornavin station with direct access to the trains, trams and a good connection with the airport, the centre of the business and the...… More .
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Chocolate can be bought at any number of specialty stores, but the stuff at the grocery is just as good for a fraction of the price (1-3 CHF a bar). .Meanwhile, if you have a place to prepare meals the grocery stores in Switzerland offer the best possible dining deal for your money.^ "To enjoy a fuss-free holidays, asiarooms.com is the best place you can look into.
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^ In the very heart of Geneva, Hotel St-Gervais offers you the best value in its categorie of hotels in Geneva.… More .
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^ This was the best place to dine, not only on the resort property, but in all of Lake Geneva .
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.For many fresh foods you'll pay a lot more than you are accustomed to paying in the U.S. or Britain.^ You have to write more code than using a WCF client.
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Wine and spirits cost much less than in Anglophone countries, and the local stuff is particularly cheap, and not just drinkable but quite good. Some say that the only reason Swiss wines are not well known internationally is that the Swiss drink all of it.
Shopping for clothing and accessories can be disappointing in Geneva. Most offerings are usually expensive and uninteresting, unless you're really after that floor-length purple fur coat with the rhinestone trim. .Geneva is home to several watch manufacturers, and there are many jewelers and horologers with a great selection.^ It's an analog dial type watch, and great for many casual days.
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^ Geneva is the home to many UN agencies, an old town, a cathedral and an excellent rare book collection.
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.If you are interested in taking or sending home some outwardly Swiss souvenirs you can certainly find them in Geneva, mainly along the main streets leading down to the lake from Gare Cornavin.^ Gare de Cornavin, Geneva, Geneve .
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^ Every train from the airport's station takes six minutes to reach the central Gare de Cornavin (1).
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^ It's a pretty train ride from Lausanne to Vevey, along Lake Geneva .
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.There are also a couple of good spots on the other side of the lake near the end of the Mont Blanc bridge.^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
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^ The Rhône flows west out of Lake Geneva, and is crossed by six bridges, notably the Pont du Mont-Blanc (2).
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^ On the rue du Mont-Blanc there's an even bigger tourist office (4) (00 41 22 909 7000) next to the main post office.
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You should be able to easily find at reasonable prices:
  • Cuckoo clocks (in fact originally from southern Germany and formerly produced in Hong Kong *(now in mainland China)... but who cares!)
  • Swiss Army Knifes, with Wenger and Victorinox being the two most well-known brands (Best price at Migros/Coop)
  • Almost any sort of object with a cow or a Swiss flag printed on it
Want more? .La Rue du Marché, a 5 minute walk southwards from the train station, has just about everything.^ Hotel Geranio au Lac lies on the delightful Locarno-Muralto promenade, in Switzerland , 2 minutes from the train station, the landing stage and the city centre.
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From the traditional to the modern, from souvenirs to household appliances to libraries to prescription glasses. This is one of Geneva's busiest streets, and is kept clean and appealing. Prices are fair for the most part, but checking several stores before buying, or asking a friendly-looking passer-by for shopping tips can't hurt.

Eat

.Geneva has a huge number of restaurants for a city its size, and the international community means there's more variety than you'll find in most Swiss cities.^ Restaurants Geneva has a huge number of restaurants for a city its size, and the international community means there’s more...
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^ Swiss has announced it is to start a new six times-daily service between Heathrow and Geneva , but is cutting the number of flights from London City to the Swiss destination .
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^ Any guidebook (see below) will list the usual recommendations and Geneva is small enough that nothing is more than a nice walk from city center.
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.On the downside, Geneva is possibly the most expensive city in an expensive country.^ GENEVA -- This city on Lake Geneva with a view of snowcapped Mont Blanc is one of the worlds most expensive cities, with famous shops selling exquisite jewelry and luxury watches.
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^ Most of the 200 countries have signed the Geneva Conventions.
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^ Geneva (French: Gen ve, German: Genf Genf (help info), Italian: Ginevra, Romansh: Genevra) is the second-most-populous city in Switzerland (after Z rich) and is the most populous ...
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Additionally, it can be quite difficult to find food on Sunday night, so it might be worth planning ahead or just visiting the more touristy region near the train station.
In addition to the listings below you might try Resto-ranG [29].

Budget

There are many budget spots located around the train station and in the nearby Paquis district, or near rue de l'Ecole de Médecine off of Plaine de Plainpalais.
  • Buvette des Bains (Bains des Paquis), 30, quai du Mont-Blanc (jetée des Bains des Pâquis), +41 22 738 16 16 (), [30]. Wonderful place in the middle of the lake. Beach in Summer, fondue restaurant in Winter. Good "plat du jour" all day for CHF 12 12-20CHF.  .'eat', 'Geneva');return false;" title="click to edit Buvette des Bains (Bains des Paquis)">edit
  • Expresso Club, rue des Pâquis 25 (just off of Place de Navigation), +41 22 738 84 88.^ Rue des Paquis .
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    ^ If you're looking for a way off the trendy designer path, take a detour to Rue des Paquis where you will find quirky and vintage items galore.
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    M-F until 2AM. A tiny bar and three tables means this little local spot is usually packed with a very international crowd of people who know where to get the best pizza, salads, and pasta dishes in town, with many vegetarian selections. Espresso club keeps the ovens going late for late working customers and it's a nice spot for a cafe and newspaper afternoon as well. Unfortunately the quality of its customer service does not mirror that of its pizzas. 1-20 CHF.  edit
L'Entrecôte Couronnée, rue des Pâquis 5 (close to rue de Alpes), +41 22 732 84 45. 10:00-14:15 & 19:00-22:45, closed on Sundays. (sic) it really is spelled that way, we know it's wrong, take it up with the owners of the café 30-40CHF for main course.  edit* Café Art's, rue des Pâquis 17, +41 22 738 07 97. M-F 5PM-2AM, Sa-Su 11AM-2AM. Café Art's (sic) has a limited menu of salads and pasta dishes, but all around or under 15 CHF and service is non-stop all day. 8-20 CHF.  edit
  • Boky, rue des Alpes 21 (also Rue Neuve du Molard 19), +41 78 628 16 99. 6PM-midnight. Large selection of chinese and japanese dishes. Fast, but impolite service. Quality Chinese food (it's always full of Chinese customers) but no fancy atmosphere. 14-20CHF.  edit
  • Piment Vert, 4 place Grenus (the small plaza behind the Manor department store), +41 22 731 93 03. Indian and Sri-Lankan fast food in a charmingly appointed space. There's also a terrace during warm weather. 14-20CHF.  edit
  • Chez Ma Cousine. A chain with a simple menu: chicken, chicken, or chicken. The roasted chicken is what they're famous for, and two chicken salads make the rest of the regular menu, each under 14.90CHF.  edit
  • pl. du .Bourg-de-Four 6, +41 22 310 96 96.
  • ch.^ For a luxurious stay, try Les Armures (7) at rue du Puits St-Pierre 1 (00 41 22 310 91 72; hotel-les-armures.ch), a 17th-century historic building with elegantly understated chic.
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    du Petit-Saconnex 2
    , +41 22 733 79 85.
  • rue Lissignol 5, +41 22 731 98 98.
  • Mike Wong. Fast Thai, with great Pad Thai noodles and Thom Yam Kung soup.  edit
  • bd James-Fazy 11, +41 22 731 49 25.
  • rue du Conseil-Général 20, +41 22 800 15 03.
  • Été comme hiver, Place de Saint Gervais 1, +41 22 731 56 30, [31]. Soup and/or salad is the specialty at this lunch place just across from a lovely terrace on the Rhône. If you're really hungry you should probably order both.  edit
  • Cafe Istanbul, Rue du Mont Blanc (Directly across from Gare Cornavin (the train station) on the pedestrian street Rue du Mont Blanc). This serves kebabs of lamb, chicken, or both. Cafe Istanbul serves the most per price at the best quality. Good hot sauce and Tahini for condiments, and the workers are very nice.  edit
  • Manora, Rue de Cornavin 6 (Just west of the central gare (train station). Anyone on the streets could easily point it out as it is the top floor of the mega-store Manor (you can find anything and everything you need at Manor).), +41 22 909 41 11. Cafeteria like serving area with everything and anything including (but not inclusive): chicken, pasta, pizza, desserts, entree of the day, salads, and coffee. There is also a great view of the Geneva skyline from the balcony eating area.  edit
  • Brasserie Lipp, 8 Rue de la Confederation, +41 22 311 10 11. Good Brasserie, lots of seafood.  edit
  • Café de Paris, rue du Mont-Blanc 26, [32]. Vegetarians beware, this Genevois favorite serves one dish only: steak, chips, and salad. But apparently they do it very well. You can buy the butter in .5lbs for 17CHF. The Dishes are chf40.  edit
  • Café du Soleil, Place du Petit-Saconnex, +41 22 733 34 17, [33]. This ancient Petit Saconnex roadhouse claims to be possibly the oldest restaurant in Geneva and to have probably the best fondue in Switzerland.  edit
  • Café Gourmand, 35 Rue des Bains, +41 22 328 56 56, [34]. Great friendly atmosphere specializing in East-West fusion dishes. Open weekdays.  edit
  • Le Comptoir, Rue de Richemont 9. Easy-Listener-chic Asian/fusion restaurant and bar sporting white leather sofas and the occasional local DJ. Not a cheap choice, but the food is unusually interesting and the crowd friendly.  edit
  • L'Europa, Rue du Valais 16, [35]. A little hard to find, but worth it for the fresh, hand made pasta dishes and generous portions. A favorite for lunch among the UN crowd.  edit
  • Hashimoto, 6, rue de Villereuse, +41227367680 (fax: +41227358409). Hashimoto Sushi is a favorite spot for Japanese diplomats and international civil servents in Geneva, which should tell you enough.  edit
  • L'Entrecôte Couronnée, rue des Pâquis 5 (close to rue de Alpes), +41 22 732 84 45. 10:00-14:15 & 19:00-22:45, closed on Sundays. Excellent steak restaurant with fast and efficient staff. The wine card is limited but has good Swiss wines. Just 40 seats so better reserve a table  edit
  • Le Triporteur, 33 rue de Carouge, +41 22 321 21 81. This little place fills a nice niche at the low end of the high end, where it is likely to impress the heck out of a date without overly denting the bank account. The room is cozy and romantic. The service is attentive, but not at all pushy or snobbish. The Triporteur has the feel of a lot of the better restaurants in say, San Francisco. Expect to spend around 50 Chf per person if you're drinking the house wine.  edit
  • Café des Négociants, 29 rue de la Filature (Carouge), [36]. Wonderful hip restaurant with wonderful hip food and a wonderful hip wine cellar where you can wander around and choose from all the wonderful hip wine on the racks. You can guess what the desserts are like. Everyone wants a piece of this place, so plan to reserve up to a week or so in advance.  edit
  • Edelweiss Manotel, Place de la Navigation 2, [37]. This is a must if you want to taste the Swiss culture. You will get the cheese fondue, of course, but also some other local delicacies. .But you get there for the show: you can hear and see folklore music and yodeler singers, as well as many other instruments.^ However, there are other configuration steps you must observe before the federation server can do anything useful.
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    It is however a very touristic restaurant and you are not likely to see many Swiss people eating there.
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  • Les Brasseurs, 20 Place de Cornavin (directly across from the train station), (+41) 22 731 02 06, [38]. Tuesday to Saturday until 2:00AM, Sunday and Monday until midnight. .One of the few brew pubs in Geneva, Les Brass serves three flavors of home brew in the usual half pints, pints, and liter glasses or you can go for one of the giant plastic tubes filled with three to five liters.^ You have to find an internet café or go to one of the business lounges.

    ^ Geneva – So, said one of my colleagues, “will you now be traveling on your Swiss or your American passport?” .

    A small menu of pub food and a full restaurant in the back makes it a good spot to waste an evening.
    Beer: 3.40-7.40CHF.  edit
  • Café de la Gare, 2 rue de Montbrillant (directly outside of the TGV arrival area of the Gare Cornavin). Open until 11PM daily. Of the two restaurants attached to the hotel Montbrillant this is the pick. The beautifully decorated but unpretentious Café de la Gare captures the laid-back feel of some of the best sidewalk cafés in Paris. It's a great place for dinner as well, with excellent Swiss, French, and Italian offerings. Beer and wine: 3-4CHF.  edit
  • Pickwicks, 80, rue de Lausanne (Take the number 13 Tram from Cornavin toward Nations), (+41) 22/731 6797 (), [39]. W-Sa until 2AM, Su-Tu until 12AM.. One of the half-dozen or so British pubs. Usually full of football watching ex-pats eating fish and chips while sipping Guinness. Saturday night has low-key dancing to sometimes cheesy disco and pop music. .A laid-back, friendly spot.One of the best in geneva for burgers and a dozen of draft beers!!  edit
  • Alhambar, 10, rue de la Rôtisserie (Enter in back off of Parc Pélisserie), (+41) 22 312 1313 (), [40].^ In the approximately 40 years from 1575 to 1618, at least one new edition of the Geneva Bible was published each year.
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    M 12PM-2PM, Tu-F 12PM-2PM and 6PM-2AM, Sa 5PM-2AM, Su 11AM-12AM.. A swanky cocktail bar above the Alhambra Theater. Pretty people in a pretty room, usually with a DJ. A small tapas menu early in the evening and a nice brunch on weekends until 2PM.  edit
  • La Clémence, Place Bourg-de-Four, [41]. 11AM-12AM, every day. .This cozy little bar on the central square of Geneva's old town more than quintuples in size from April until October when it is able to use a huge swath of the place as its terrace.^ However, the Geneva Bible is more than just a novelty in English Bible history.
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    ^ To name just some of its innovations, the Geneva Bible is the first English Bible to use contemporary verse divisions, the first to use italicized words where English required more than a literal Greek rendering, and the first English Bible translated completely from the Biblical languages.
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    ^ One reason the Old Testament translation of the 1560 Geneva Bible was "a conspicuous advance" is that it was more in accordance with the original Hebrew.
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    During warm weather it's packed, but is such a lovely and central stopping point that it's worth the wait for a table - check out the gallery on their website. In the winter they have the best vin chaud in town.
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  • Café Demi-Lune, 3, rue Etienne-Dumont, [42]. M-W 8:45AM-APM, Th-F 8:45AM-2AM, Sa-Su 4PM-2AM.. Located in a small street connecting to Place du Bourg-de-Four (Old town), this little café has a very charming attitude and atmosphere. A good place for after dinner drinks with good friends.  edit
  • Spring Bros. Pub, 35, Grand-Rue, (+41) 22 312 4008. Located in the old town, 10 minutes from the train station, this is a classic Irish pub. The establishment is comfortable and friendly, though on soccer nights, it can get a bit rowdy as fans come to enjoy the large screen TVs. As you might expect, Guinness flows free from the tap, but you can also order sweets, snacks and freshly made hot sandwiches if you get hungry.  edit
  • Saveurs & Couleurs Café, 24 rue des Grottes, +4122 734 63 52 (fax: +41 22 734 63 53). The Grottes neigborhood of Geneva has long been a center for creative types, many of whom can be found of an evening enjoying a glass of wine at this comfy little bistro.  edit
  • Boréal Coffee Shop, 60 rue du Stand, 1204 Geneva, +4122 310 69 60, [43]. This cosy Coffee Shop is in the bank district. Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Renversés, Macchiatos, Mochacinos, ice coffees and teas can be consumed there or take-away. The coffee is great, there is a free WIFI connection. This is the kind of places where you feel like staying hours, lovely !  edit
  • Les Enfants Terribles, rue Prévost-Martin 24, +41 22 321 85 13, [44]. A café bar bicycle-workshop hair salon and wine shop, with a nice lunch tapas buffet and Thursday night jazz in a beautiful post-industrial space with atrium roofs and an olive tree. What is there not to like?  edit

Plaine de Plainpalais

Around a dozen of the best bars in town are located around this diamond shaped parade and circus ground in the area southwest of the old town. This shouldn't be surprising since the many buildings of the Université de Genève are ranged around it as well.
  • Remor, Place de Cirque 1, phone number ((+41)22 328 12 70). Really the best Parisien style grande café in Geneva. Artwork by University Students and sometimes the Proprietor hang on the wall. They also offer two salads of the day, and a range of ice-cream treats. On recent evenings they've been screening the best of Swiss film, for free. 3.50/5.00CHF draft/bottle beers. Free Wi-fi available.
  • l'Ethno, Rue Bovy-Lysberg 1, (+41)22 310 25 21. This comfy nightspot across the street from the northern tip of the plaine is popular with Students as well as with the folks who work at the private banks in the surrounding neighborhood. 4/6CHF draft/bottle beers. Free Wi-fi available..  edit
  • Moloko Bar, Place des Volontaires (Upstairs from the main entrance of l'Usine), [45]. Mon - Fri 6PM-1AM, Sun 6PM-12AM. There are punks in Geneva! Well, a few anyway, and they all hang out at the bar upstairs at the l'Usine. When you're sick of rubbing elbows with bankers, politicians, and their lackeys, head over to the smoky interior of L'Usine for a cheap beer and interesting people-watching. L'Usine also has two large dance/concert halls: One downstairs with an entrance by the river (hard to miss with typically massive lines every weekend) and one upstairs. .Prices typically run for 15ch, but entry from upstairs is free (or the bouncers don't care) once Moloko starts kicking people out and closing down after 1AM. The two halls are booked by three separate organizations: KAB [46] which books punk rock and rasta, PTR [47] which handles slightly bigger name acts, and ZOO which books the best dance hall and electronica music available in Geneva. Free entry.^ To get started, check out our available documentation: .
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  • Le Ferblanterie, 8, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. The Ferblanterie, or Tinsmith would be one of the coolest bars in just about any town, and it happens to be on a street loaded with cool bars. This is very much a student haunt, and a grungy one in all the right ways. Some of the cds in the rack above the cd player are by Paulo Conté, Tom Waits, Fugazi, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Charles Mingus, if that tells you anything. 3/6CHF draft/bottle beers. A glass of wine is about the same..  edit
  • L'Etabli, 5, rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine. L'Etabli is a great place to go when the Ferblanterie is packed, or perhaps it's the other way around. This super-friendly little café/bar/wine bar is a great place to meet grad students to help with your French, or to help with their English, or just to argue politics or whatever. 3/6CHF draft/bottle beers. A glass of wine is about the same..  edit
  • La SIP (Soul Influenced Product), 10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, [48]. Open until 5AM. The SIP is one of the largest and most happening places in Geneva. The music tends toward the mainstream, which does serve to attract a large mixed crowd of locals and expats. The bar is on the first floor and disco on the second floor. i Admittance is strictly subject to the mood of the bouncer due to having been designed with locals in mind..  edit
  • The Zoo at l'Usine, [49]. See Moloko Bar under Drink or their homepage.  edit
  • Weetamix, 37 Chemin Jacques Philbert, [50]. Although it's not the easiest place to get to, Weetamix is able to attract good, mostly local crowds by consistently booking some of the best cutting-edge talent in electronic music from France, Britain, and the U.S..  edit
  • Shakers, rue Winkelried 4, (+41) 22 310 5598, [51]. This club is known for the wild nights within, thanks to its very strong cocktails served in shaker glasses. The dance floor is imposing, but once on it, well known for romantic encounters. Very popular with English speakers.  edit
  • Bypass, Carrefour de l’Etoile 1, 1227 Carouge, (+41) 22 300 6565, [52]. One of the most modern clubs in Geneva, the Bypass is, for lack of a better word, bling-bling. The dance floor swarms with young professionals and, on occasion, corporate parties and the rooms pound with clean hip-hop and r'n'b. Unfortunately, this club is not near the city center, but still just a short taxi ride from it.  edit
  • Java Club, 19, Quai du Mont - Blanc, CH - 1201 Geneva, [53]. Inside the Grand Hotel Kempinski  edit

Sleep

There are a lot of hotels in Geneva, but very few of them are actually in anything like the budget range. Hundreds, many right around the central Cornavin train station offer a pretty standard rate of 135CHF per night for a single. If you arrive late and are willing to spend that it makes sense to look at the automated hotel board in the train station to find the nearest vacancy.
It's hardest to find lodging during large international conferences, and trade shows. The latter, of which the prime example is the Salon d'Auto are usually held at Palexpo. It's worthwhile to do a bit of research to see if your arrival is likely to coincide with one of these events.
For lower hotel prices, try the outlying French cities of Annemasse or Gaillard which are conveniently accessible via public transit from Gare Cornavin.
  • Youth Hostel Geneva, Rue Rothschild 30 (Tram 13 to Môle), +41 22 732 62 60, [54]. A clean well maintained place. Well placed for access to the bars and restaurants of the Paquis, and only a 15-minute walk from the central station. Floors, lockers, and doors, unfortunately, are all fairly loud, and if staying in a shared room, you must bring ear plugs. 25CHF and up.  edit
  • City Hostel Geneva, Rue Ferrier 2 (from the main train station it's a five minute northbound walk up Rue de Lausanne), +41 22 901 15 00 (fax: +41 22 901 15 60), [55]. A clean and hassle-free, if somewhat soul-less, hostel located near the budget food haven of Paquis and the central train station. Laundry, internet, lockers and communal kitchens are available for two to four person dormitories (28CHF and up) as well as single (63CHF and up) and double rooms (70CHF and up).  edit
  • Cité Universitaire, Avenue Miremont 46, 01210 Ferney Voltaire, France (bus number 3 to Champel), +41 22 839 22 22 (fax: +41 22 839 22 23), [56]. A huge dorm space with 500 beds, which means that if all else fails you can probably sleep here and it's cheap. It is a bit far out of the old town though, about 2km south on the bluff of Champel, which overlooks the Arve river across from Carouge. Do remember that, because it is not a hotel, the reception closes at 10PM. If you do stay there check out the tower of Champel in the morning. 16-30CHF.  edit
  • Hôtel de la Cloche, 6, rue de la Cloche (In the Pâquis, take bus number one to Place de Navigation), +41 22 732.94.81 (fax: +41 22 738.16.12), [57]. This charming, clean, and relatively inexpensive family run bed and breakfast shares its tiny street with the cab stand of the Hilton. It is usually full so do book ahead! 85-140CHF.  edit
  • Hotel Formule 1, Route de Meyrin, 01210 Ferney Voltaire, France, +33 891 705 254, [58]. Right behind the airport on the French side. Inexpensive but still a good standard since it belongs to the Accor hotel chain. 31€.  edit
  • Hotel de Geneve, Famille Ray Place Isaac Mercier 11201 GENEVE, +41 22 732 32 64. checkin: 30/3/09; checkout: 02/04/09. 5 minute walk from Cornavin Station.4 bus stops away from St. Pierre Cathedral. 84-133€.  edit

Mid-range

There are hundreds of quality mid-range hotels in Geneva. Here are a couple of representative examples.
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  • Hotel Residence St.James [59],Rue du Versonnex 3 Geneva, 1204 Switzerland.^ Hotels About Agoda Rewards Special Offers 24/7 Help You are here : Home → World → Europe → Switzerland → Geneva → Hotel de Geneve .
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    The St-James Residence is in an elegant district in the centre of town on a street parallel with the River Rhone.
  • Hotel Savoy [60], Place Cornavin 8 (Across from the Cornavin train station), +41 22 906 47 00 (fax: +41 22 906 47 90). A nice clean recently remodeled place with prices as close to reasonable as one can find in Geneva. 135-195CHF/165-230CHF Singles/Doubles.
  • Hotel Lido [61], Rue de Chantepoulet 8, tel: +41 227315530. Close to the train station and outside the red-light district. 160CHF in high season.
  • Le Montbrillant [62], 2 rue de Montbrillant (at the north entrance of the main train station), +41 22 733 77 84 (fax:+41 22 733 25 11). This lovely hotel is slightly pricier than the average mid-range, but the location can't be beat. If you can, get a room on the top floor under the sloping roof. There are two restaurants downstairs: the Café de la Gare which has a separate entrance, and a quality pizza joint which adjoins the lobby. Both are to be recommended on their own.
  • Hôtel Bel'Espérance, rue de la vallée 1, (next to the College du Calvin, just off of Place Bourg de Four). +41 22 818 37 37, Fax +41 22 818 37 73. [63] Run by the Salvation Army, the Bel'Espérance is less hotel like than many hotels; they have a little kitchen with small individual refrigerators if you want to cook, and considering how close the hotel is to the Wednesday morning farmer's market on blvd Helvetique there's a pretty good chance you will want to. You can take your meals on the rooftop terrace or in the big, comfy lounge area. 90/160CHF singles/doubles
  • Residence Studio, Rue de berne 35, (next to Hotel Novotel,infact its part of Novotel hotel), +41 22 909 90 00, Fax +41 22 909 90 01. [64] Run by Novotel and the cheapest available in Geneva center. Small room in 125 CHF per night excluding tax. The best part is kitchen, with has two hot plates, fridge, and ample crockery. Kitchen cost is 100 CHF per stay, which means if you stay for two days or two weeks its only 100CHF. The sad part is location of studio which is in red light area.
  • Hotel Strasbourg, Rue Pradier 10, (three minutes by foot from the main train station). +42 22 906 58 00, Fax +41 22 906 58 14. [65] Run by Best Western, the hotel is very close to the train station as well as tram and bus lines. The desk staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
  • Hôtel-Résidence du Grand-Saconnex, 175, route de Ferney Genève,CH-1218 Grand-Saconnex (very close to bus stop). [66] Cheapest available in Geneva near airport. variety of rooms available, studio or standard rooms.
  • Bernina, 22, Place Cornavin, (, fax: +41 (0)22 908 49 51). Member of Swiss Quality Hotels Internationanl. Three star hotel located right next to the railway station in the heart of geneva. The airport is 6km away. Single room from 179CHF, double room from 245CHF (as of April 2009). www.bernina-geneva.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com  edit
  • Drake & Longchamp, 32 rue Rothschild, CH-1202, (, fax: +41 (0)22 738 00 07). .Member of Swiss Quality Hotels International.^ Swiss Quality Hotel Sagitta .
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    ^ Swiss Quality Hotel Bernina .
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    Three star hotel situated 1km away from the railway station, 500m from the city center and only 5km from the airport. Single room from 180CHF, double room from 234CHF (low season of April 2009). www.hdlge.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com
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  • Grand-Pré, 35, rue du Grand-Pré, CH-1202, (, fax: +41 (0)22 734 76 91). .Member of Swiss Quality Hotels International.^ Swiss Quality Hotel Sagitta .
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    ^ Swiss Quality Hotel Bernina .
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    Four star hotel situated 1km away from the railway station and 500m from the city center. Single room from 231CHF, double room from 292CHF (low season of April 2009). www.grandpre.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com
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  • Mon-Repos, 131, rue de Lausanne CH-1202, (, fax: +41 (0)22 909 39 93). .Member of Swiss Quality Hotels International.^ Swiss Quality Hotel Sagitta .
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    ^ Swiss Quality Hotel Bernina .
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    Three star superior hotel situated 1km away from the railway station and 1.5km from the city center. Single room from 207CHF, double room from 258CHF (low season of 2009). www.hmrge.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com
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  • Sagitta, 6, rue de la Flèche, CH-1207, (, fax: +41 (0)22 849 81 10). .Member of Swiss Quality Hotels International.^ Swiss Quality Hotel Sagitta .
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    ^ Swiss Quality Hotel Bernina .
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    Three star hotel situated 1km away from the railway station and 200m from the city center. Single room from 163CHF, double room from 213CHF (low season of April 2009). www.hotelsagitta.ch www.SwissQualityHotels.com
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Splurge

It's almost as hard to pick from the huge selection of luxury hotels in Geneva as it is with the mid-range.. that said there are a couple that stand out for their historical importance or excellent locations.
  • Des Bergues [67], Quai des Bergues 33 (On the river near the old pedestrian Bridge), +41 22 908 70 00 (fax: +41 22 908 70 90). .The oldest of Geneva's super-luxury hotels, this palace like space faces the old town from a superb right-bank position just above the pedestrian Pont des Bergues.^ Hotel de Geneve Geneva Info .
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    A favorite among European royalty. 450Chf+ (They do run specials. The price can drop as low as 330CHF in slow periods, such as over Christmas).
  • Les Armures [68], 1 Rue du Puits St-Pierre (In the center of the old town, up the curved steps from Rue de Rotiserie), +41 22 310 91 72 (fax: +41 22 310 98 46). Lovely 17th Century building in the old town has hosted recent democratic presidents of the U.S. 360Chf+ (Specials sometimes as low as 290CHF for a single.).
  • Beau Rivage [69], 13, Quai du Mont-Blanc (On the northern border of the lake), +41 (0)22 716 66 66 (fax: +41 (0)22 716 60 60). The interieur of this five star hotel is breath-taking, old european style, beautiful, service is above any doubts, simply high-class, usually you meet there a lot of rich arabian families. reserve best months in advance... 600CHF+ .
  • Swissotel Metropole [70], 34 Quai Général Guisan (On the southern border of the lake), +41 (0)22 318 33 50 (fax: +41 (0)22 318 33 00). Five star hotel with nice old ambiance. .Very kind service, in front of it is a park, may be a nice view, but to see much of the lake or the jet d'eau you should take a room on 3rd level or higher (one of the suites).^ If you need to make a phone call to someone in another country and you are not quite sure how to dial the number, then this service should hopefully help you.
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    430CHF+ .
  • Grand Hotel Kempinski [71], 19, Quai du Mont-Blanc, +41 22 908 9081. Formerly known as the Noga-Hilton, this very modern and luxurious hotel is a typical choice for corporate clients. Features a mini-mall, health club and conference rooms. Prices start at 580CHF.

Stay safe

Geneva is by and large a very safe place. Violent crime is almost unheard of, although it's important to keep an eye on your belongings in public, as petty theft is a fairly common occurrence. .Do report any such activity to the police, you will probably find them much more interested and helpful than police in many other western cities, especially if you speak a little French.^ At the end of this page you'll find some other groups' event lists and how to submit events to GENEVA .
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^ Society AGMs if something more than your normal meetings is taking place such as a fair or conference.
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^ Where it seems more helpful, London postcode prefixes and other variants may be used.
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Unfortunately there is a huge amount of vandalism in the city. On every street you can see bicycles with stolen seats, wheels, everything not locked. Many bicycles are vandalised and destroyed.
If you see people gambling on the streets (usually along the main city centre bridges) stay away! The modus operandi usually involves a guy playing the classic game of "hiding the ball". This involves covering the ball (or small trinket) with either a bottle cap or a match box and swirling it around with two other bottle caps asking people to guess the position of the ball. The game is set in a way that you can easily see the ball's position. This is done to lure the unsuspecting person into placing a wager. There are usually two main players and, between them, they will lose and win money back and forth to give the appearance that it is a fair game - do not be tricked! They are from the same gang. Once you get greedy and get lured in, you will surely lose your money! The person in control of the bottle caps will remove the ball from their position through sleight of hand and you will never see your money back. Besides the two or three other players involved, there are usually at least two lookouts - one on each side of 'stage'. Similar variations of this scam has been reported in places like Budapest as well.

Contact

Phone

Local cellphone service is mainly provided by Swisscom [72], Orange [73], and Sunrise [74]. In the second half of 2005, Yallo [75], Migros [76] and Coop [77] have started their own mobile offers. Don't be surprised if you find your phone using a cell in neighboring France however. If you buy one in Switzerland you will have to either just accept the occasional roaming fee, or be prepared to set the phone manually.
.If you are staying for a while you should consider getting a SIM card/and or a phone since it's much cheaper and easier than dealing with payphones.^ If you need to make a phone call to someone in another country and you are not quite sure how to dial the number, then this service should hopefully help you.
  • International Dialing/Area codes calculator 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: News]

The best deal is with Sunrise SIM cards. These days you do have to register your name and an address to get a SIM card, as Swiss anonymous phone cards have been found on apprehended terror suspects who have never even been to Switzerland!
Payphones are still fairly common here, but very few of them accept coins, so be prepared to buy a prepaid card or to use a credit card (no surcharge).
Swisscom has borrowed one neat idea from the French which you might find very useful: the minitel. Every phonebooth is equipped with one of these electronic directory devices. You just need to know the name (in French) of the type of business you are looking for to get a list, with the closest examples highlighted. A fee is charged for using this system.

Internet Cafés

Internet cafés have just begun to really take off in Geneva, and there are now several that stay open fairly late.
  • Internet Café Cornavin, inside the Cornavin train station near the west entrance. Until 10PM every day. This convenient and friendly place offers printing, and laptop stations. If you do plan to use your laptop you need to be able to demonstrate that you have anti-virus software. 6CHF per hour. (specials for regulars and students).
  • Point6, 12 rue Jean Violette, +41 22 800 26 00. Primarily a gamer internet cafe, but becoming quite popular with casual internet users. Scanning/photocopying/printing, diskettes/CD burning, faxing services available. Manned by a young staff who as a result of being surrounded by snack machines and video games are very friendly. Prices: free for first five minutes, then 5CHF an hour.

Wireless Hotspots

The city of Geneva provides a very good coverage of Free WiFi network [78]. Just look for the "ville-de-geneve" network.
  • Central Perk, 6 Avenue Du Mail. This living shrine to a certain television show is just off of Plain de Plainpalais. They offer food and drinks and FREE! wireless access (802.11b) (be nice and buy a coffee or beer). Burger: 10CHF, Beer: 5CHF, Coffee and Croissant in the morning: 6CHF. [79]
  • Café de la Gare (see Drink) is a Swisscom [80] hotspot. To use the service you need to either be a Swisscom Mobile customer (see Phone) or buy access cards sold at any Swisscom office, and at the Montbrillant reception desk. The cards have timed values ranging from a half-hour to 1 month of continuous use.
  • In the Parc des Bastions there is free wi-fi internet access available. .Just log on to the ville-de-geneve or Bastions network.
  • The public library of the city is located inside the Parc des Bastions, and the same network listed above is available inside.^ If your place is not listed, find a nearby city, in the same country Afghanistan - Kabul .
    • International Dialing/Area codes calculator 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.timeanddate.com [Source type: News]

    Search for the reading room (Salle de lecture), on the 1st floor. There is even electricity to plug your notebook. Opening hours of the room: M-F 9AM-10PM; Sa 9AM-5PM. To get there by bus take Bus 3, 5, 36, Tram 12, 17 (stop at Place Neuve); Bus 1, 32, Tram 12, 13, 15, 17 (stop at Plainpalais). [81].
For more hotspots, this site might help: Freespots [82]

Get out

Swiss destinations are almost all served by the CFF from the central train station (Gare Cornavin) while ski resorts in the French alps and the Jura can be reached by bus from the central bus station off of Rue de Mont Blanc or from SNCF's Gare des Eaux Vives. The price of the bus ticket often covers ski lift tickets as well, be sure to ask.
Here are just a few places which make a good day trip from Geneva:

By hitchhiking

To hitchhike to the direction of Lausanne (North) take bus number 29 towards Gare Zimeysa and step out at stop Blandonnet. .Walk back 200m Route de Meyrin towards the center, across the bridge over the highway and you´ll find an on-ramp to highway towards Lausanne.^ For the comfort and convenience of guests, you'll also Elevator, Laundry Service/Dry Cleaning, Business Center, Pets Allowed on-site.
  • Hotel de Geneve Geneva Switzerland - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 11 September 2009 5:54 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

(Another, even better possibility is to take tram 14 or 16 in direction of Avanchet and step out at the last stop. Then walk forward 200 m.) Walk down 100m along the on-ramp and hitchhike before the speed gets high. The position is very good, speed of the cars low, visibility good and there´s plenty of space for cars to stop. You should accept a ride at least to Nyon, where you can continue hitchhiking on the on-ramp. (Hitchhiking on the on-ramp is illegal. Your best bet is usually to try and get a ride at one of the gas station/restaurants on the autoroute itself.)
To hitchhike to the direction of Chamonix and Turin (South-East) take bus 27 towards Thônex-Vallard-Douane and go to the end of the line. Walk through customs to France and stand at the end of the customs just before the cars speed up for the highway. Be sure to have your passport with you when crossing the border. The position is very good, the customs officers are nice, speed is low, there´s space for cars to stop, all the traffic is passing through.
To hitchhike to the direction of Lyon and Paris (South-West, West, North-West) take the bus 29 to stop Blandonnet. Walk about 600m to the next on-ramp in direction of South, the one leading to the highway in the direction of South from Route de Vernier. The position is not very good because the cars speed up and visibility is not really good but there´s place for cars to stop. Take a ride at least 10km South to the Swiss-French border, where there´s a decent spot to continue. Walk through the customs and hitchhike - preferably with a sign - before the cars speed up. There´s not much space for cars to stop but they can, speed is low and all the traffic is passing through the customs.
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.There is more than one meaning of Geneva discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.^ Several walking bridges over the river join the two sides of Geneva, making the whole town feel more like a park than a city.
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^ Thus, whether you live in Bellevue, Collonge-Bellerive or Versoix, you do not spend more than 10 minutes to go to the center of Geneva by car.
  • Geneva Accommodation: Rent house or flat, Switzerland - Guide for expatriates, Expatriation - Easy Expat 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.easyexpat.com [Source type: News]

^ That meant there would be only one more match - at 103 pounds - after the Vikings' duo both moved up a class to 189 and 215 pounds, respectively.
  • Daily Herald | Another Western Sun thriller as Geneva nips Kaneland 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.dailyherald.com [Source type: General]

.We are planning to let all links go to the correct meaning directly, but for now you will have to search it out from the list below by yourself.^ Sponsored links * Search in All forums .
  • Chocolate Factory Tour Near Zurich or Geneva?? - Switzerland Forum - TripAdvisor 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ Below you will find a comprehensive list of articles, photographs, illustrations, and complete video coverage of the manufacturers' unveilings.
  • 2008 Geneva Motor Show Coverage - The Auto Channel 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.theautochannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Go now to catch the glittering snow-capped peaks of the Jura and the Savoy Alps that surround the city's centrepiece, Lake Geneva, with Mont Blanc out-topping them all in the distance.
  • 48 Hours In: Geneva - 48 Hours In, Travel - The Independent 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.If you want to change the link that led you here yourself, it would be appreciated.^ Not where you would want to stay in Geneva” .
  • Geneva Vacations, Tourism and Geneva, Switzerland Travel Reviews - TripAdvisor 16 January 2010 12:37 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ However, don't worry if you are travelling outside of these times, or if you would like to do it by yourself.
  • Chocolate Factory Tour Near Zurich or Geneva?? - Switzerland Forum - TripAdvisor 15 September 2009 10:42 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

^ If you didn't raid your Swiss bank account to feed yourself, you might want to try shopping at a supermarket for a picnic.


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Geneva
  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A canton of Switzerland, having Geneva as its capital.
  3. Largest lake in Switzerland.
  4. A female given name, from the place name or confused with Genevieve or Ginevra.

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Coordinates: 46°12′N 6°09′E

Genève
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Country Switzerland
Canton Geneva
District n/a

Coordinates46°12′N 6°09′E
Population 185726   (2007)
Area 15.86 km² (6.12 sq mi)

Elevation375 m (1,230 ft)
Postal code 1200

SFOS number6621
Mayor (list)Patrice Mugny (as of July 2007)
DemonymLes Genevois
Surrounded by
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Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Cologny, Lancy, Grand-Saconnex, Pregny-Chambésy, Vernier, Veyrier
Websitewww.ville-ge.ch

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Geneva (pronounced /dʒɨˈniːvə/, French: Genève IPA: [ʒənɛv], German: [gɛnf], Italian: Ginevra [dʒiˈneːvra], Romansh: Genevra) is the second biggest city in Switzerland. Only Zürich is bigger. Geneva is the biggest city in Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland).

It is situated where the Rhône River leaves Lake Geneva (French Lac Léman) and is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

There are many international organizations in Geneva, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and of the Red Cross[1]. A 2007 survey found Geneva to have the second highest quality of living in the world (narrowly outranked by Zürich).[2]

Internationally, Geneva is strongly associated with the Geneva Conventions.

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History

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Views of Geneva

Geneva was first written about as a border town, set up to protect the Roman Empire against the fortified against the Helvetii. The Romans took the city in 120 B.C. In A.D. 443 it was taken by Burgundy, and with the latter fell to the Franks in 534. In 888 the town was part of the new Kingdom of Burgundy, and with it was taken over in 1033 by the German Emperor.

From 1154 the bishops of Geneva had the status of prince of the Holy Roman Empire since 1154, but the counts of Geneva and later the counts of Savoy were "guardians", always ready to take over from the bishops. In 1290 the counts of Savoy got the right to appoint a deputy ruler (vice-dominus) of the diocese, the title of Vidame of Geneva was granted to the family of count François de Candie of Chambery-Le-Vieux a Chatellaine of the Savoy. The vidame had some powers in the town.

In 1387 Bishop Adhémar Fabry granted the town its great charter, the basis of its communal self-government, which every bishop on his accession was expected to confirm. The last Count of Geneva died in 1394, and the House of Savoy took over their land. In 1416 the counts became dukes, and kept trying to bring the city of Geneva under their control, often by making members of their own family to Bishops of Geneva. The city protected itself by joining the Swiss Federation (Eidgenossenschaft), uniting itself in 1426 with Berne and Fribourg.

In the Protestant Reformation Bern favoured the new Protestant teaching and demanded liberty of preaching for the Reformers Guillaume Farel and Antoine Froment, but Catholic Fribourg renounced in its union with Geneva in 1511. Later the Protestant leader John Calvin was based in Geneva from 1536 to his death in 1564.

At the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) the territory of Geneva was enlarged to cover 15 Savoyard and 6 French parishes, with more than 16,000 Catholics; at the same time it became a part of the Swiss Confederation. The treaty said that Catholic religion was to be protected, and that no changes were to be made without agreement with the Holy See. Later, Pope Pius VII made the cities of Geneva and Lausanne a new diocese of and part of Geneva diocese that was in France part of the French diocese of Annecy.

The Protestant and Old Catholic churches got money from the city taxes, but the Roman Catholics did not. On 30 June 1907, most of the Catholics of Geneva voted for the separation of Church and State.

Geography

[[File:|thumb|200px|The old town of Geneva in winter]] Geneva is located at 46°12' North, 6°09' East, at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, where the lake meets the Rhône River. It is surrounded by two mountain chains, the Alps and the Jura.

The city of Geneva has an area of 15.86 km2 (6.12 sq mi), while the area of the Canton of Geneva is 282 km2 (108.88 sq mi).

The altitude of Geneva is 373.6 m. That is the altitude of the largest of the Pierres du Niton, two large rocks in the lake, are used as the reference point for all surveying in Switzerland.[3] The second main river of Geneva is the Arve River which flows into the Rhône River just west of the city centre.

Climate

In Geneva, the winter is cold and generally a little cloudy. During the winter season, it is possible to go several days without thawing, and a day or two with severe freezes where the thermometer displays -10 °C. There are several days each month when, if anticyclonic conditions are stable, the clouds may stay for several days. From March, with temperatures rising it feels like summer in late May. However, the rain intensifies and often has a stormy character during the month of May. These may be short but strong storms depositing several centimetres of rain within just a few minutes. Summers are often hot and rather humid, although some may be more changeable, the mornings remain relatively fresh. During the summer season, the rains are less frequent but more intense. This is the season where you most likely get thunderstorms with hail. If the weather in early September is still hot, it cools down quickly to become really cold in November. The morning frosts are then reappearing. Autumn is also the season of mists, and the month of October is often the month with the most fog in the year. The fog can be very intense, restricting vision to less than 100 m in the areas outside the city.

Cityscape

Culture

Media

The city's main newspaper is the Tribune de Genève, a daily newspaper founded on 1 February 1879 by James T. Bates, with a readership of about 187,000. Le Courrier, founded in 1868, was originally supported by the Roman Catholic Church, but has been completely independent since 1996. Mainly focused on Geneva, Le Courrier is trying to expand into other cantons in Romandy. Both Le Temps (headquartered in Geneva) and Le Matin are widely read in Geneva, but both actually cover the whole of Romandy.

Geneva is covered by the various French language radio networks of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, in particular the Radio Suisse Romande. While these networks cover the whole of Romandy, special programs related to Geneva are sometimes broadcast on some of the local frequencies in the case of special events such as elections. Other local station broadcast from the city, including RadioLac (FM 91.8 MHz), Radio Cité (Non-commercial radio, FM 92.2 MHz), OneFM (FM 107.0 MHz, also broadcast in Vaud), and World Radio Geneva (FM 88.4 MHz), Switzerland's only English-language radio station.

The main television channel covering Geneva is the Télévision Suisse Romande; while its headquarters are located in Geneva, the programmes cover the whole of French-speaking Switzerland. Léman Bleu is a local TV channel, founded in 1996 and distributed by cable. Because Geneva is nearly surrounded by France, many French television and radio channels can be picked up in Geneva.

Entertainment

Theatre
Most theatre in Geneva is in French, however there are several companies that stage regular English productions.

Cinema
Movie going is a favorite activity in Geneva and there are plenty of theaters throughout the city. Most movies are dubbed into French. Because of the number of English speakers in the city movies may also be subtitled.

Restaurants
In has over 1,000 restaurants, so it is the undisputed capital of cuisine in Switzerland. However eating out can be expensive, and many people drive the few kilometres over the border into France where prices are lower.

Traditions and customs

Since 1818, a particular chestnut tree is used as the official "herald of the spring" in Geneva. The sautier (secretary of the Parliament of the Canton of Geneva) observes the tree and notes the day of arrival of the first bud. While this event has no practical impact, the sautier issues a formal press release and the local newspaper will usually mention the news. In 2007, the first bud appeared on 2 March.

Geneva celebrates Jeune genevois on the first Thursday following a Sunday in September. By local tradition, this commemorates when the news of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots reached Geneva. The Genevois (people of Geneva) joke that the federal equivalent holiday, Jeune fédéral, is celebrated two weeks later on account of the rest of the country being a bit slow on the uptake.

Genevans also traditionally celebrate the failure of a Savoyard attempt to invade the city in 1602. The celebration, which takes place in December, is called L'Escalade, and includes a parade in the Old Town, a marathon, and numerous costume parties across the city. Inhabitants generally eat vegetable stew to commemorate a fictional character called Mère Royaume who is said to have thrown boiling hot soup on the French when they were climbing the walls of the city during the night (hence the name L'Escalade, which means "the climb" in French). Traditionally, children are encouraged to knock on people's doors and sing songs in old Genevan, while teenagers generally throw eggs and flour at each other. Another tradition is to cross a pot made of chocolate filled with marzepan vegetables while saying "and so perished the enemies of the Republic".

Sports

The main sport team in Geneva is Servette FC, a football club founded in 1890 and named after a borough on the right bank of the Rhône River. Servette was the only club to have remained in the top league in Switzerland since its creation in the 1930s; however, in 2005, management problems caused the bankruptcy of the club's parent company, causing the club to be demoted two divisions lower. It is now playing in second division. Geneva is also home of the Genève-Servette Hockey Club, who play in the Swiss Nationalliga A.

Local government

The city of Geneva is divided into 8 "quartiers" or districts, often made up of several conglomerated neighborhoods[4]. On the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) these include Jonction, Centre / Plainpalais / Acacias, Eaux-Vives and Champel while the Right Bank includes Saint-Jean / Charmilles, Servette / Petit-Saconnex, Grottes / Saint-Gervaise and Paquis / Nations.

Demographics

As of 2005, the population of the Commune (city) of Geneva was 185,028, while 441,000 people lived in the Canton of Geneva; around 960,000 people live in the Geneva urban community, which extends into Vaud Canton and neighbouring France.

The population of the Canton is split between 148,500 people originally from Geneva (33.7%), 122,400 Swiss from other cantons (27.6%) and 170,500 foreigners (38.7%), from 180 different countries.[5] Including people holding multiple citizenship, 54.4% of people living in Geneva hold a foreign passport.[6]

While Geneva is usually considered a Protestant city, there are now more Roman Catholics (39.5%) than Protestants (17.4%) living in the Canton. 22% of the inhabitants claim not to be religious, the rest being shared between Islam (4.4%), Judaism (1.1%), other religions and people who did not respond.[7]

Economy

Geneva's economy is mainly services oriented. The city has an important and old finance sector, which is specialized in private banking (managing assets of about 1 trillion USD) and financing of international trade. It is also an important centre of commodity trade.

Geneva hosts the international headquarters of companies like JT International (JTI), Mediterranean Shipping Company, Serono, SITA, Société Générale de Surveillance and STMicroelectronics. Many other multinational companies like Caterpillar, DuPont, Electronic Arts, Hewlett-Packard, INVISTA, Procter & Gamble and Sun Microsystems have their European headquarters in the city too.

There is a long tradition of watchmaking (Baume et Mercier, Chopard, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Raymond Weil, Omega, etc.). Two major international producers of flavours and fragrances, Firmenich and Givaudan, have their headquarters and main production facilities in Geneva.

Many people also work in the numerous offices of international organizations located in Geneva (about 24,000 in 2001).

Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important international auto-shows. The show is held at Palexpo, a giant convention centre located next to the International Airport. The show is so important that the Jet d'Eau is switched on for longer than usual because of all the visitors in the city during the show.

Infrastructure

Transport

The city is served by the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. It is connected to both the Swiss railway network SBB-CFF-FFS, and the French SNCF network, including direct connections to Paris, Marseille and Montpellier by TGV. Geneva is also connected to the motorway systems of both Switzerland (A1 motorway) and France.

Public transport by bus, trolleybus or tram is provided by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG). In addition to an extensive coverage of the city centre, the network covers most of the municipalities of the Canton, with a few lines extending into France. Public transport by boat is provided by the Mouettes Genevoises, which link the two banks of the lake within the city, and by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) which serves more distant destinations such as Nyon, Yvoire, Thonon, Evian, Lausanne and Montreux using both modern diesel vessels and vintage paddle steamers.

Trains operated by SBB connect the airport to the main station of Cornavin in six minutes, and carry on to towns such as Nyon, Lausanne, Fribourg, Montreux, Neuchâtel, Berne, Sion, Sierre, etc. Regional train services are being increasingly developed, towards Coppet and Bellegarde. At the city limits, two new stations have been created since 2002: Genève-Sécheron (close to the UN and the Botanical Gardens) and Lancy-Pont-Rouge.

In 2005, work started on the CEVA (Cornavin - Eaux-Vives - Annemasse) project, first planned in 1884, which will connect Cornavin with the Cantonal hospital, the Eaux-Vives station and Annemasse, in France. The link between the main station and the classification yard of La Praille already exists; from there, the line will go mostly underground to the Hospital and the Eaux-Vives, where it will link up to the existing line to France. Support for this project was obtained from all parties in the local parliament.

Taxis in Geneva can be difficult to find, and may need to be booked in advance especially in the early morning or at peak hours. In addition, which may be surprising in a modern country like Switzerland, taxis often refuse to take babies and children. [8]

Education

Geneva is home to the University of Geneva, founded by John Calvin in 1559. Also, the oldest international school in the world is located in Geneva, the International School of Geneva, founded in 1924 along with the League of Nations. Webster University, an accredited American university also has a campus in Geneva.

The city is also home to one of the most prestigious graduate schools of international relations, the Graduate Institute of International Studies. Other international schools include the International School of Geneva and Institut International de Lancy (founded in 1903).

The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is a private university located on the grounds of the Château de Penthes, an old manor with a park and view of Lac Leman.

The Canton of Geneva's public school system has "écoles primaires" (4-12), "cycles d'orientation" (12-15), and the post-obligatory "collèges" (15-19), the oldest of which is the Collège Calvin. It is housed in the ancient buildings of the University of Geneva, and could be considered one of the oldest public schools in the world.[9]

Geneva also has a wide choice of reputed private schools.[10]

Communities

As the Geneva authorities say, the history of the city is closely related to that of the foreign communities. Ever since the migration of foreigners to Geneva, these communities have found refuge, bringing their know-how, their customs and hope of a new life. They have widely participated in the international influence of Geneva, to its economic prosperity, and also to the spreading of views and of science.

LGBT community

Many other communities or minorities are also very well represented in Geneva, including sexual minorities, with no less than three organizations: Dialogai, a gay organization; Lestime, a lesbian organization; and association 360, an LGBT organization. The Gay International Group (Geneva, Switzerland) is a good resource for gay foreigners, tourists or expatriates. Also, a new LGBT group has debuted within the University of Geneva itself, called "Think Out". This group addresses students and professors linked directly or indirectly with the matter of sexual diversity.

Religious communities

There are a lot of different communities in Geneva. Even if Geneva is supposed to be the Protestant Rome, many religions are represented in Geneva. The Plymouth Brethren have a thriving assembly there, established since the days of John Nelson Darby. Besides the Protestants, the Catholic religion becomes more influential thanks to immigration from Latin countries. The Jewish community is one of the oldest of Switzerland, and the more recent Muslim community is emerging in this tolerant city.

International organizations

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The Palace of Nations

[[File:|thumb|200px|The World Intellectual Property Organization]] Geneva is the seat of the European headquarters of the United Nations and of many other inter-governmental organizations, including:

Geneva was the seat of the League of Nations between 1919 and the league's dissolution in 1946. It was first housed in the Palais Wilson, and then in the Palais des Nations, which now hosts the United Nations. Numerous international non-governmental organizations have also elected Geneva as their headquarters, including:

  • The Aga Khan Foundation
  • The Airports Council International
  • The Conference of European Churches (CEC)
  • The International AIDS Society
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • The International Baccalaureate program
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
  • The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
  • The International Road Transport Union (IRU)
  • The International Union Against Cancer (UICC)
  • Mandat International (MI)
  • The International Committee of Committees (ICC)
  • The UN Watch
  • The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • The World Council of Churches (WCC)
  • The World Heart Federation (WHF)
  • The World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • the World Organization of the Scout Movement
  • The World Wide Web Virtual Library
  • The International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics (also known as The Geneva Association)
  • CARE International[1]
  • Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
  • The international board of directors for Médecins Sans Frontières

Famous literature involving Geneva

Comic books
  • Asterix in Switzerland by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
  • The Calculus Affair by Hergé
Film and television
  • The final part of Krzysztof Kieślowski's film trilogy, Three Colors called Three Colors: Red (1994), is set in Geneva
  • The sequence The Ozerov Inheritance (1972) of the television series The Persuaders! is set in Geneva
  • In 2005 Academy Award-winning Syriana (2005) Matt Damon plays an energy analyst based in Geneva.
  • In the television series Babylon 5, the capital of the Earth Alliance is located in Geneva.
  • The final scene of the movie F/X takes place in Geneva as the characters played by Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy go there to recover a fortune from a bank.
  • In the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the original Red, Yellow, and Black Rangers (Jason, Trini, and Zack) were sent to a peace conference in Geneva when their actors left the show mid-season.
  • Scenes from Sean Connery's James Bond Film Goldfinger (1964) are set in Geneva. While 007 supposedly lands in Geneva, and the map device in his car indicates that he is driving north along the left side of the city, the actual footage of the car moving along what should be Rue de Lausanne is not taken in or around Geneva, but rather further north-east in the German speaking part of the country.

References

  1. "36 Hours in Geneva". The New York Times. http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/travel/16hours.html?scp=1&sq=Geneva+Switzerland&st=nyt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  2. Mercer Human Resource Consulting World-wide quality of living survey. London, 2 April 2007. Last accessed 13 January 2008
  3. Swisstopo, Height reference for Switzerland. Last accessed on 1 February 2007.
  4. "Districts of Geneva". Official Website of Geneva. http://www.ville-ge.ch/en/quartiers/index.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  5. Population of Geneva, on the website of Statistique Genève. Last accessed 1 February 2007.
  6. OCSTAT. Les binationaux dans le canton de Genève. Résultats du recensement fédéral de la population 2000. Communications statistiques n° 24, Geneva, December 2005.
  7. Inhabitants of the Canton of Geneva according to their religion, on the website of Statistique Genève. Last accessed 1 February 2007.
  8. "20 Minutes: Bebés et enfants ne sont pas bienvenus dans les taxis (French)". http://www.20min.ch/ro/rechercher/story/27606758. 
  9. [http://wwwedu.ge.ch/po/calvin/histoire_college.htm "Du Collège de Genève au Collège Calvin (historique)"] (in French). Geneva Education Department. http://wwwedu.ge.ch/po/calvin/histoire_college.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  10. "Introduction to the Geneva Association of Private Schools". Geneva Association of Private Schools. http://www.agep.ch/eng/agep_presentation2.php. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  • Geneva (municipality) in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Jean de Senarclens, "Geneva: Historic Guide", Editions du Tricorne, 1995. ISBN 2-8293-0144-7

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