Place Bourg du Four, Geneva

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The oldest square in Geneva, Place Bourg du Four sits at the very heart of the old town. The square's market has been significant since the 9th century, as most roads going to Geneva continued to this point. Busy cafe terraces draw locals to enjoy a coffee; visit the square to see the city in action. From here, stop in the nearby St. Peter's Cathedral and the Promenade de la Treille. Put Place Bourg du Four on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Geneva trip planner .
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  • great place in the middle of the old town of Geneva restaurant, bar and a lot of animation especially in summer
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  • As one of the few places around Geneva with some historic character in an old world European sense this square offers good drink and dining options in the heart of Geneva's old city. The square is onl...  more »
  • Bourg du Four, originally a Roman Forum, is the oldest square in Geneva and forms the heart of the historic centre that develops around a flowered Fountain (18th century) surrounded by historic buildings but with questionable architectures. This square is a meeting place for locals and tourists who sit on a terrace or on the terrace of a bistro, sipping a beer in the company. The neighbouring Petit Palais houses splendid collections of art and not too far is the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. I think the square is nice but nothing else.
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  • My neighborhood. Heart of Old Town, Geneva. Movie set.
  • One of the nicest spots in Geneva. For me it feels in some ways like the very heart of the city. Several cafes where you can sit and people watch.
  • One of the best places in Geneva to have a glass of rosé.
  • Real old world charm on the banks of Lake Geneva
  • A bit underwhelming but it's quaint and nice to see the centre of the old town.

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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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