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

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

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

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

Photos of the Montreux Christmas Market

Painted Glass Balls at the Montreux Christmas market

The photogenic Marché de Noël à Montreux is the largest and best Christmas market to visit in the Lake Geneva region of Switzerland. This beautifully located Weihnachtsmarkt is popular with families and children. The Marché de Noël à Montreux is the best Christmas market to visit in the Lac Léman region of Western Switzerland. This … Read more

Transfer Shuttle Bus Services from Geneva to Ski Resorts in France

Ski shuttle buses provide cheap transportation and transfers from Geneva Airport (GVA) to many winter sports resort in the French Alps. Shuttle buses provide the cheapest transfers and transportation from Geneva Airport (GVA) in Switzerland to the top ski resorts in the French Alps. Some of the major routes with regular bus services are listed … Read more

Snow Shuttle Buses from Geneva Airport to French Ski Resorts

Chamonix in Winter

Getting from Geneva Airport to ski resorts in France is usually cheapest on transfer buses operating to major winter sport stations in the French Alps. Shuttle buses bring skiers from Geneva Airport (GVA) to many winter sport resorts in Savoy (Savoie & Haute Savoie) in the French Alps. Regular shuttle buses are available in winter … Read more