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Hampton's trip: Genève

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Never been in Genève before in my life. So my question here is: what to do? I'm there for 3 days in october. From a clothing perspective what can I visit.

 

If you have any other good tip as places eat and something worth seeing, please share :)

 

Thanks!

 

/ H

post #2 of 24
Patek museum was nice.
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Patek museum was nice.

That's really great. Is it free to go inside and watch?

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That's really great. Is it free to go inside and watch?

Haha, I misread that as: "do you get a free Patek watch if you go inside"? biggrin.gif

Enjoy geneva! never been myself
post #5 of 24
You could go to that store in Zurich where Oprah got turned away. Don't know if they sell any #menswear, but I think she was looking at a TF or Hermes item
post #6 of 24
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Lol, would not have the time to visit Zurich. Only staying for 3 days, but trying to squeeze in some fun in it :)

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Seems not many have been there :D

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I worked in Geneva for three months in 2011. There are wristwatch shops in abundance, as well as a couple of good shoe shops, but otherwise it's not really a particularly good place for shopping. When I was there, the strength of the Swiss franc meant that most locals travelled a few km over the border to France, where everything was way cheaper. However, there is a really excellent food hall at a place called Manor, halfway between the railway station and the lake.

 

As for eating out, there are plenty of good places, provided you have an expenses account - reckon on £100-150 for a modest dinner for two. There are some fun open-air places down by the lake, and also in Carouge, a slightly Bohemian district just to the south of the old town.

 

Frankly, if you're only there for three days, forget about buying clothes. Take a trip up Mont Saleve perhaps, to enjoy the views of Mont Blanc, Geneva and France, or take the mountain railway from Nyon up into the hills north of the lake, or just explore the old town area of Geneva. It's very easy to get about, either on foot, by tram, or by launch. If you like French films, there are plenty of cinemas there.

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I worked in Geneva for three months in 2011. There are wristwatch shops in abundance, as well as a couple of good shoe shops, but otherwise it's not really a particularly good place for shopping. When I was there, the strength of the Swiss franc meant that most locals travelled a few km over the border to France, where everything was way cheaper. However, there is a really excellent food hall at a place called Manor, halfway between the railway station and the lake.

 

As for eating out, there are plenty of good places, provided you have an expenses account - reckon on £100-150 for a modest dinner for two. There are some fun open-air places down by the lake, and also in Carouge, a slightly Bohemian district just to the south of the old town.

 

Frankly, if you're only there for three days, forget about buying clothes. Take a trip up Mont Saleve perhaps, to enjoy the views of Mont Blanc, Geneva and France, or take the mountain railway from Nyon up into the hills north of the lake, or just explore the old town area of Geneva. It's very easy to get about, either on foot, by tram, or by launch. If you like French films, there are plenty of cinemas there.

 

Thanks a lot for this information. Actually my hotel is in Mont Blanc so that's great (near anything from what I get)

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Thanks a lot for this information. Actually my hotel is in Mont Blanc so that's great (near anything from what I get)

 

Mont Blanc itself is quite some distance away from Geneva (30-50 miles?) - the only reason it can be seen from Geneva (on a clear day) is that it's so massive. Or perhaps you are staying at the Hotel Mont Blanc (which is in Geneva)?

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Mont Blanc itself is quite some distance away from Geneva (30-50 miles?) - the only reason it can be seen from Geneva (on a clear day) is that it's so massive. Or perhaps you are staying at the Hotel Mont Blanc (which is in Geneva)?

 

Okay. I'm staying at Kempinski which is in Mont Blanc-

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Okay. I'm staying at Kempinski which is in Mont Blanc-

 

It's on the Quai du Mont Blanc, in Geneva. With any luck you will be able to see Mont Blanc. If you've ever been to Darjeeling, Mont Blanc is to Geneva as the Himalayas are to Darjeeling.

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It's on the Quai du Mont Blanc, in Geneva. With any luck you will be able to see Mont Blanc. If you've ever been to Darjeeling, Mont Blanc is to Geneva as the Himalayas are to Darjeeling.

 

Ah ok! I understand. Need to do a little map search. But what great things, do I have near me that is worth seeing?

post #14 of 24

Patek Philippe Museum
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7
1205 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 807 09 10
Open Tuesday to Friday 14h00 - 18h00 / Saturday 10h00 - 18h00

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Patek Philippe Museum
Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers 7
1205 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel. +41 22 807 09 10
Open Tuesday to Friday 14h00 - 18h00 / Saturday 10h00 - 18h00

 

Yeah jamesgatz already mentioned that. That would be really awesome.

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