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Le quai restaurant hermance

A LAIDBACK LAKESIDE LUNCH


CAFÉ RESTAURANT DU QUAI  by Kristiana Psee I visited café-restaurant du Quai with a good friend on a warm, sunny day when the vibes of the city felt unbearable and I urgently needed an escape. Hermance has always been a favorite location for me in the canton of Geneva. A small village on the lake where Switzerland touches France and…

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DID ANYONE SCREAM ICE CREAM?


THE BEST PLACES TO BUY ICE CREAM IN GENEVA  by Kelly Marcisz and Paula Koscielny   While the sweltering heat wave continues to stifle Geneva, we have the perfect excuse to consume gallons of ice cream! We share our very best addresses for enjoying this delicious summer treat in the city…   MANU GELATO By far the best ice cream…

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Geneva Old Town

THE SECRETS OF THE OLD TOWN


DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF GENEVA’S OLD TOWN (AND TIPS FOR RESTAURANTS, BARS, SHOPS NOT TO BE MISSED!) by Brigitte Taylor (Find out more about Brigitte here)   A popular tourist attraction in Geneva, the Vieille Ville (or Old Town) is home to well-known landmarks, most notably St Pierre Cathedral and the Maison Tavel museum. But keep your eyes open, and…

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open air cinemas Geneva 2018

CINEMA UNDER THE STARS


A ROUND-UP OF GENEVA’S OPEN AIR CINEMAS – SUMMER 2018 by Sarah Scaddan During the summer months in Geneva, a handful of large outdoor cinema screens are erected on the shores of Lake Geneva and in our city’s lovely parks. Films start late, waiting for the sun to go down, and a wide range of films are screened in many…

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swiss box coffee

INSIDE THE BOX


SWISSBOXCOFFEE EAUX-VIVES by Fernanda Silva A cosy little coffee shop in the centre of the buzzing Eaux-Vives district packs big punches with its local products and superior Swiss quality. Swissboxcoffee, only two blocks away from the lake, is perfect for a petit dejeuner, coffee pause, a homemade hot lunch or salad and fresh juice or an evening apero with friends.…

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MAKE AN IMPACT AS AN EXPAT


THE IMPACT HUB GENEVA  by Kristiana Psee   When you first arrive in Geneva as an expat, life can be pretty overwhelming, but exciting at the same time. New city, new language, new culture, new everything. Maybe you’re looking for a job? Maybe you want to launch a start-up? Maybe you find it hard to integrate and you struggle to make friends…

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CHEAP EATS IN GENEVA


BUDGET RESTAURANTS IN GENEVA by Chené Koscielny Finding somewhere reasonably priced to eat in Geneva is not easy, especially if you’re looking for healthy and good quality food.  We share our favourite cheap eats in the city.  Did we miss one? Let us know by commenting below.   Street Beirut This modern, bright restaurant in Plainpalais is the perfect place…

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La Halle de Rive

A FINE MARKET FOR FOODIES


LA HALLE DE RIVE – GENEVA’s FINEST FOOD HALL BUY FOOD LIKE A LOCAL  by Brigitte Taylor Established in 1969, the Halle de Rive still feels like a traditional market. Most of its 23 merchants – cheese vendors, greengrocers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers, chocolatiers… have stuck to their trade for years, some for generations. Produce is lovingly prepared, proudly displayed and…

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STOCK THE FRIDGE MINDFULLY


LE BOCAL LOCAL  GENEVA’S FIRST ZERO WASTE GROCERY STORE by Kelly Marcisz   Want to shop more mindfully and reduce your eco-footprint? We test Geneva’s very first zero-waste grocery store where you can buy non-packed, healthy and local staples, including mind-blowing home-made chocolate spread! Le Bocal Local is an inspiring non-profit organisation co-founded two years ago by Annie Benjamin and…

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