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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Geneva

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Historical Places in Geneva

Religious Site
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For panoramic views over the city and its lake, climb the northern tower of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Known mostly as the adopted home chur
Tours from $34
Castle
Chateau de Chillon , Veytaux
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Looking just like an illustration from a book of fairy tales, Chateau de Chillon sits on the eastern end of Switzerland's largest lake. Made
Tours from $14
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To see an exquisite example of Gothic architecture, head to Cathedrale de Lausanne in the heart of the city's medieval Old Town. Built during
Tours from $5
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Duration: 3 hours
Experience Geneva’s award-winning chocolate creations as well as an Old Town guided visit in a delightful 3-hour walking tour. Our guests enjoyed this sweet discovery so much that we are TripAdvisor's Geneva no 1 rated Tour, Winner of the Tripadvisor Best of the Best Award for 2020 (award offered to 4700 attractions and hotels out of 8,700,000 listed worldwide), Number 1 Food Tour in Switzerland, Winner of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2019.During the tour your passionate guide will share with you the secrets of chocolate: from the origins to the manufacturing, the history of Swiss chocolate as well as anecdotes and stories about Geneva. You will taste 12 of the best Geneva and Swiss chocolate creations in 6 different stops.You will also enjoy a guided visit of the picturesque Old Town, learn about its history, explore the Lower Streets (les rues Basses), Left Bank (Rive Gauche) and the Right Bank (Rive Droite) and enjoy a boat ride from one bank to the other.
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Gruyeres Castle , Gruyeres
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Set the clock back a few centuries with a visit to Gruyeres Castle, situated in the verdant countryside against the backdrop of western Switz
Ruin
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Discover the rich history behind one of Geneva's most prominent churches at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Construction works
Tours from $42

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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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