Palais des Nations, Genève, Geneva

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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. To visit Palais des Nations, Genève and get the most from your holiday in Geneva, create itinerary details personal to you using our Geneva day trip tool .
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  • When in Geneva it is worth to see this and the area arround which includes the broken chair monument and the red cross museum. The Brokenchair monument in front of the building is articulate and right...  more »
  • Whatever you think about UNO, 1) the inside is to be visited (guided tours in En and Fr), 2) it will enlighten you. Gorgeous views of the lake, somptuous architecture and interior design. Elegant, ser...  more »
  • I went on the off-chance (armed with my passport) and was happy to be able to get myself on to a guided tour. I arrived just before 11am for the 12pm tour. The guide was very well informed, spoke clea...  more »
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  • Did you know that this place is where many global issues are talked about and sometimes solved. Anyway, a place must-to-visit while in Geneva. Food is also great and affordable (if you can access to the restaurant).
  • Very big place. Really beautiful. Staff are friendly to show you around if you get lost. The cafeteria has a variety of food. The place has awesome conference rooms. The safi shop has affordable stuff. The Bookshop is slightly expensive.
  • I like both the interior and the exterior. Clean, bright places. The temperature inside is mostly comfortable
  • Based on original League of Nations Building, this is the numero uno place to check out if you are in Geneva to see the rich heritage - if you know a UN staff you can get in for free from Pregny Gate as a guest.
  • Amazing place to visit but it depends on your tour guide some are engaging and others just want to get it over with

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Where to stay in Geneva

In the elegant city of Geneva, a little shuteye doesn't come cheap. A number of relatively expensive hotels surround the lakefront, a prime location for visitors here; note that these tend to fill up for conferences and trade shows, so plan accordingly. More budget-minded travelers can look into options closer to the airport, which is a quick 15-minute ride on public transport into the city. While there a very few family-owned guesthouses and hotels, there are a handful of hostels--though these too are priced pretty steep. You can also find more affordable options in the outlying cities of Annemasse and Gaillard.
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