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

Lake Geneva Winter and Christmas Season Boat Cruises

MS Vevey in Geneva during Winter

During the winter season, CGN pleasure boat cruises on Lac Léman are limited to ferry boats, fondue dinner cruises, and sailings on Sundays and national holidays including Christmas and New Year’s Day — departures are most common from Geneva, Lausanne, Vevey, and Nyon. Cruising on Lake Geneva has been popular with tourists in the Lac … 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

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

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

Visit the International Red Cross Museum in Geneva

Exterior of the Museum of the International Red Cross

The Museum of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent is one of the top museums to see in Genève, Switzerland. The Humanitarian Adventure is the exhibition theme. The Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge is one of the best-known museums in Geneva, Switzerland. The museum’s permanent collection “The Humanitarian Adventure” is currently divided … Read more

Visit La Maison Tavel Museum in Geneva

Geneva Relief Map in the Maison Tavel Museum

The Maison Tavel is free cultural-history museum in the oldest house in Genève, Switzerland. It has a magnificent architects model of mid-nineteenth-century Geneva. The Maison Tavel, in the heart of Geneva’s old town, is a small cultural history museum. Exhibits here covers a wide range including an amazing nineteenth-century model of Genève, bourgeoisie live in … Read more