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vendanges 2018 Geneva

VIVE LES VENDANGES!


HARVEST, DRINK AND CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S LOCAL WINES! by Alexandra Belz Being literally surrounded by beautiful vineyards where I live in Bernex, it’s hard to miss all the frenetic activity that starts in September every year as the wineries harvest their grapes during the Vendanges. As a keen wine drinker, I decided to find out more about this year’s Vendanges…

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CERN FOR DUMMIES


VISITING CERN By Chené Koscielny My brain was not wired to understand physics. Needless to say I’ve been in no rush to visit CERN, the largest particle physics lab on the planet, even though it is right on my doorstep. So, when CERN staff member Haydn du Plessis invited us on a private guided tour, I hesitated, but then decided…

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Free French courses Geneva

PARLEZ-VOUS-FRANÇAIS?


FREE FRENCH COURSES IN THE PARK  by Kristiana Psee Relocating to a French-speaking city like Geneva comes with the challenge of speaking French fluently. I know what you’re thinking…. Geneva is an international city where the heart of the UN beats and so many multinational companies are based here, surely you don’t need French. However, in order to integrate best…

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Free Walk Geneva

SEE GENEVA THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL


FREE WALK GENEVA – FREE Guided city walks by Kelly Marcisz  Whether you have been living in Geneva for many years or you’ve just arrived, there is always more to discover about this dynamic city. The best way to learn about any city is from the locals, however, most expats quickly realise that it’s not so easy to meet Swiss…

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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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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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ENGLISH FRENCH LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN GENEVA

SUMMER CONFIDENCE BOOST


FRENCH/ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN   Boost your child’s language, social and life skills this summer   by Chené Koscielny   Mum, I’m bored.   If these words fill you with terror in the run-up to the endless summer holiday, read on. Finding interesting, fun things for your child to do during the summer can be a real nightmare…

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GENEVA’S WILDLIFE IN FOCUS


JONATHAN GUILLOT – WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER IN GENEVA  WIN A SIGNED COPY OF JONATHAN’S FAB COFFEE TABLE BOOK ‘SEYMAZ’ by Vivian Holding Jonathan Guillot is a wildlife photographer living in Thônex in the Canton of Geneva. His exhibition of photos from his soon to be published book ‘Seymaz’ takes place in four different locations in Geneva and runs from 25th May…

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TAKE BETTER PHOTOS


WANT TO TAKE BETTER PHOTOS? SWISS PHOTO CLUB GENEVA  – GET 15% OFF ANY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE!   PLUS:  TOP TIPS for taking better photos on your mobile phone.   by Chené Koscielny Taking photographs has never been easier, but taking a decent photo that evokes a tear or a laugh, is a different story altogether.   SO, HOW CAN YOU…

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