Visiting the Geneva Motor Show (Genève Auto Salon) in Switzerland

Visit the annual Geneva International Motor Show (Genève Auto Salon), one of the major events in the Lac Léman region, held at the Palexpo exhibition center next to Geneva Airport — a return is planned for 2024 to celebrate the exhibition’s 100th anniversary but the 2024 show will only be a fraction of the size … Read more

Cheap Transportation to Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland

Geneva Airport

Getting to Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland is easy by car or on public transportation (train and bus). Private minibus transfers and shuttle van services run to Alpine ski resorts in France. Geneva International Airport (Aéroport International de Genève) is conveniently located on the outskirts of Geneva. Getting to the airport is easy and often … Read more

Genève Public Buses to Geneva Airport (GVA)

Geneva Airport Bus 5

Public buses are the cheapest and often most convenient transportation to Geneva Airport (GVA) when traveling from downtown Genève and other suburbs. Getting to Geneva Airport (GVA) is often the cheapest and easiest on Genève’s public bus system. Buses run from the airport to downtown Genève Cornavin train station, the international organizations, and several suburbs … Read more

See l’Escalade Festival and Celebrations in Geneva in Mid-December

Escalade Festival in Geneva, Switzerland

L’Escalade is Genève’s top family-friendly festival and overshadows other Advent events and Christmas markets in mid-December in Geneva. L’Escalade is the top event on Geneva’s festival calendar. L’Escalade commemorates the successful defense of Genève against a Savoyan attack in 1602. The celebrations are held each year over a weekend in mid-December with parades, demonstrations, music, … Read more

Visit the Chocolate Festival in Versoix, Genève (Festichoc)

Chocolate Festival in Versoix, Switzerland

The free annual chocolate festival (Festichoc) in Versoix, in the northeastern extremities of Geneva, is a very popular family-friendly event for chocolate lovers — it claims to be the biggest chocolate festival in Switzerland. Chocolatiers from Genève, Valais, and nearby communities in the Lac Léman region exhibit and sell top chocolate at the Versoix festival. … Read more

Christmas Markets on Lake Geneva in Switzerland

Montreux, Lausanne, and Geneva have the best Christmas markets (Marché de Noël / Weihnachtsmarkt), decorations, and Xmas lights to visit in 2023 in the Lac Léman region of Switzerland. The advent season before Christmas brings some color and holiday cheer to towns in the Lake Geneva region. Many towns will see an increase in cultural … Read more

Getting to Geneva Airport (GVA) by Train

Train Departures Board at Geneva Airport

Trains provide cheap and fast transportation to Geneva Airport from Genève-Cornavin station and many other parts of Switzerland including Lausanne, Montreux, Brig, and Biel / Bienne. Swiss Railways provide cheap and fast transportation directly to Geneva Airport (GVA) on the border of Switzerland and France on the outskirts of Genève. Most long-distance trains stop at … Read more

Photos of l’Escalade Celebrations in Geneva, Switzerland

Escalade Festival in Geneva, Switzerland

L’Escalade is a great celebration in old town Geneva each mid-December with marches, parades, battle reenactments, cultural events, mulled wine, and chocolates perfect for memorable photos. L’Escalade is a Genevan festival held each mid-December to commemorate a famous victory of Geneva over the Dukes of Savoy. On December 12, 1602, the Savoyards attempted to invade … Read more

Transportation to the Geneva Auto Show (Genève Auto Salon)

Getting to the Geneva Auto Show (Genève Auto Salon) is easiest by public transportation. Trains (and planes!) are the best options but buses also stop at the show grounds. Pricey parking is available. The Geneva Auto Show is easily reached on public transportation from any part of Genève, Switzerland, or indeed Europe. The Genève Auto … Read more