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Palais des Nations, Genève, Geneva

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Take a tour of the European home of the United Nations, the monumental Palais des Nations, Genève, which houses a large collection of public art and serves as one of the world's major centers of diplomacy. Built in the 1930s for the now-defunct League of Nations, the classically designed compound hosts thousands of global conferences and smaller meetings, welcoming 25,000 delegates each year. Take the guided tour to see the enormous assembly hall, ornate council chamber, and surrounding landscaped gardens, which offer fine views of the nearby Alps. Security is always tight here, so make your tour reservations well in advance and prepare to show your passport at the entrance. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Geneva holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Palais des Nations, Genève and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Geneva is the home of the UN. It started here as the 'League of Nations', before re-emerging with its HQ in New York. Guided tours here are excellent. The building and its grounds and very impressive ...  read more »
  • My family and I took the English walking tour of the UN. Our guide was very informative, and was able to tell us so many things about the proceedings in the UN. We were able to see the two most import...  read more »
  • It is really worthwhile to participate in the guided tours of the magnificent building. Have a good look at the unbelivable chinese carpet showing the temple of the sky. The road follows you. Have a g...  read more »
  • Took a tour with a school group. The tour was brisk, but the guide was impeccable, well mannered and well informed. The tour is crafted to be the right length for a group, not too long and not too brief. Would have liked to have seen an actual Conference instead of just the empty rooms but this is understandable.
  • It was an awesome experience visiting this important place. The guided tour was good - informative and you get to see great parts of the building. Passport is needed to enter.
  • be sure to make a reservation and book a tour! you can learn a lot here! had a very good guide!
  • The guided tour we had with 'Julian' was amazing. Lots of historic facts and anecdotes. Thanks, again, for this interesting experience!
  • The tour takes you to different conference halls and explains the important milestones in history. I found it very interesting.
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