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

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

Visit Lausanne Cathedral — the Largest Gothic Church in Switzerland

Interior of Lausanne Cathedral

Visit Lausanne Cathedral to see the most important early Gothic church in Switzerland and hear a magnificent modern pipe organ. Lausanne Cathedral is the largest and arguably most important early Gothic church in Switzerland. It dates mostly from the late 12th, early 13th century and thus influenced many churches that followed. The harmonious interior is … Read more

Visit the Roman Museum and Basilica in Nyon, Switzerland

Roman pillar in Nyon with view of Lake Geneva

The Musée Romain et Basilique is located amongst the foundations of a first-century Roman basilica in Nyon on Lake Geneva in Switzerland near Genève. The Roman Museum (Musée Romain) in Nyon explains the Roman heritage of Nyon and is located inside the foundations of the former Roman basilica. Apart from the Roman foundations, the museum … Read more

Visit Historic, Romantic St Prex on Lake Geneva

Clock Tower (Tour de l'Horloge) in St Prex on Lake Geneva in Switzerland viewed from Église St Protais

Visit St Prex near Morges on the shores of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) for its lovely historical old town with romantic cobble-stone streets, a medieval town gate, a Romanesque-Gothic church, and a beautiful lakefront with promenades and play areas for children. St Prex has a beautiful medieval old town center located on a peninsula jetting … Read more

Photos of St Prex near Morges on Lake Geneva

Wrought iron Dragon in St Prex

Photos of St Prex – a romantic small town on a peninsula in Lake Geneva near Morges in the La Côte region of Switzerland. The historic old town center is photogenic, as is the waterfront with views of the Alps. St Prex is a lovely old town and a pleasure to visit in any weather. … Read more

Transportation to St Prex on Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Hiking Route SIgns St Prex

Getting to historic, romantic St Prex near Morges on the northern shores of Lake Geneva is easy by car or public transportation (boat, boat, bus, and train). The small town is also a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. St Prex is a lovely small town with a historic town center and romantic cobble-stone pavements. … Read more

Top Châteaux (Castles & Fortresses) to Visit on Lake Geneva

La Tour-de-Peilz on Lake Geneva

Chillon, Morges, Nyon, Rolle, La Tour-de-Peilz, and Yvoire are the best fortress-like castles (chateaux) to visit on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in Switzerland and France. Several castles on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and France are open to visitors. The best castles to see are arguably the ones with a medieval history and … Read more