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Place Bourg du Four, Geneva

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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. Add Place Bourg du Four to your Geneva travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Geneva trip builder.
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  • Always busy, always plenty if places to eat and drink. Great place to watch the world go by or just reflect how quickly your CHF disappeared since you arrived in GVA. Any season this place is worth st...  more »
  • nice historic part of Geneva in the city centre see the older buildings, quick walk around have a coffee and snacks.  more »
  • A lovely square flanked by old shuttered buildings, trees and numerous cafes, restaurants and outdoor bars on the cobbles. Be careful of the prices when you sit outside... Geneva old town is not cheap...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely sqaure in the center of old town! - It is absolutely worth to pass by there while exploring the old town. Lovely square with nice little boutiques, restaurants and bars.
  • Beautiful square, heart of Geneva. Good cafés
  • Great place to sit when it is sunny outside, especially during spring. The two cafes are crowded however, so better come early!
  • Quaint, old town with fabulous cafe restaurants. This has to be part of your time here in Geneva

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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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