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What to do in Geneva this weekend or next?

My fiancee and I will be in Geneva this weekend and next, and will have time each Saturday to do stuff. So what should we do? We've been to the city before but never really did much beyond attending conferences and eating right around the train station area. We are interested in historical/cultural activities or just walking around and looking at things. We also welcome restaurant suggestions.
posted by benbenson on Mar 18, 2013 - 10 answers

From Paris to Geneva in a week - where to stop?

Where would you go in France if you had a week to get from Paris to Geneva? My husband and I (early 30s) are planning a trip and am not sure how to fill that space or where to go. We would prefer trains to renting a car, and the only restriction is that we'd like to spend a night or two in Annecy. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Oct 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Sleeping in Switzerland

I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Aug 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Geneva for a weekend - things to not miss?

I'm looking for things to see/do in Geneva, as well as any recommendations for eats. Will be there from a Friday to a Monday morning in early April. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jlunar on Mar 10, 2011 - 7 answers

2 weeks driving around Europe at Christmas - what not to miss?

European road-trip for the holidays (filter). [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

from venice to lyon

Recommend somewhere in between Venice and Lyon to spend 3-4 days this December? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Nov 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Awesomeness in Haute-Alpes this weekend?

We're looking for activities/places/things not to miss in the northern French Alps this weekend. [more inside]
posted by swhitt on Sep 24, 2009 - 1 answer

4 hours in Geneva, with a 5 year old. Suggestions please!

We've got to get a hire car back to the airport in Geneva tomorrow at 11, but our flight doesn't leave till 4. This gives us 3-4 hours or so to have fun. One of us is 5 years old. What should we do? Cheap is good.
posted by handee on Jul 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Finding a reasonably priced Swiss watch in Geneva. Mission Impossible?

I'm going to be in Geneva, Switzerland on business in a couple of weeks, and am interested in picking up a watch there. Any recommendations of where to look for something not crazy expensive? [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Oct 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Does anyone know a good French Language School in Geneva

I'm staying with friends on the border between Switzerland and France for about six weeks this summer and would like to find a school that offers intensive French lessons. Ideally I would leave for France sometime in the beginning of June and stay until mid-July, though my dates are flexible. I speak intermediate level French now and would be willing to come into a course a little late, if necessary. Thanks!
posted by pkuras on Mar 21, 2008 - 2 answers

When I'm not accelerating particles...

Three days in Geneva 25/26/27th March. Smashing atoms during the day. What to do in the evening?
posted by alby on Mar 7, 2008 - 4 answers

From Geneva to boozy waterside oblivion?

Going for quick stop at FENS meeting in Geneva early July and thinking about doing some vacation time after that. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by uandt on Feb 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Staying in France while visiting Geneva?

For a visit to Geneva, would it be advisable and convenient to stay in a nearby town in France? Which town? Which hotel? Convenience is key! [more inside]
posted by thatgirl on May 3, 2007 - 10 answers

set geneva.fun = true

Is there anything fun to do in or near Geneva? Cafe or restaurant recommendations are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Jun 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Ten hours in Geneva

I'm taking a week-long trip to Barcelona, and have a 10-hour layover in Geneva on the way there (during the day). Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Mar 11, 2006 - 7 answers

Hotels in Zurich & Geneva with wired internet?

Good hotels in Zurich & Geneva with WIRED internet? [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Feb 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for French Train Announcement Sound Files.

I’m looking for sound files from trains and buses in specific cities of Europe. [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 7, 2005 - 7 answers

wild stab in the dark filter - anyone know of any *cheap* youth hostels in Genva?

wild stab in the dark filter - anyone know of any *cheap* youth hostels in Geneva? anyone......? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone on Sep 16, 2005 - 13 answers

Things to do in the Finger Lakes area?

Time to kill in the Finger Lakes area (Geneva, Seneca Falls, Canandaigua) and what shall I do? I've already got the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Drain Tile Museum (yes, really) on the schedule, anyone know anything else that might be good for a couple of hours?
posted by Dreama on Oct 21, 2004 - 14 answers

Advice on renting a motorcycle in Switzerland?

I will be at a conference in Lausanne, Switzerland next week. When the conference is over, I have a few days before I have to fly home. I think I'd like to rent a motorcycle and spend that time riding in the mountains. Does anyone have any recommendations for going about this? Should I try to rent the bike ahead of time, or just do it once I'm there? Can I expect to find a place that will rent bikes in Lausanne, or should I plan on going back to Geneva to get one?
posted by badstone on Oct 1, 2004 - 8 answers

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