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

Visit the Montreux Marché de Noël Christmas Market, Switzerland

View of Montreux during the Christmas Market period

The Marché de Noël à Montreux is by far the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) region of Switzerland.  Apart from the Weihnachtsmarkt, Santa’s workshop, a Christmas village, and a medieval festival await advent visitors. In 2023 the Montreux Christmas Market is open from November 23 to December … Read more

Wine Tasting in the Lake Geneva Region of Switzerland

Lavaux on Lake Geneva in Autumn

Open cellars, or Caves ouvertes, are popular in the Lake Geneva region and provide excellent opportunities for tasting Swiss wine in an informal setting without pressure to buy expensive bottles. The cantons and wine-growing regions of Switzerland have open tasting days throughout the year with individual vineyards often allowing wine tasting on weekends too. The … 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

Visit the Free Morges Tulip Festival on Lake Geneva

Fête de la Tulipe in Morges

The annual Fête de la Tulipe in Morges is one of the most beautiful spring events on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Around 150,000 tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths can be enjoyed blooming in the Parc de l’Indépendence à Morges behind the chateau on the Lac Léman lakefront. Morges, a pretty town on Lake Geneva near Lausanne, … Read more

Lake Geneva Boats: Spring Pleasure Cruises on Lac Léman

Savoie off Nyon with Snow Peaks

CGN pleasure boat cruises depart daily on Lake Geneva during spring — mid-April to mid-June — from Genève, Lausanne, Nyon, Vevey, Montreux, Chillon, Evian, and smaller ports. During the spring season from mid-April to early June, CGN pleasure boat cruises depart daily from most ports on Lake Geneva in Switzerland and France. Popular cruise routings … Read more