When your dog gets a glimpse of the huge field that awaits, you’ll barely have time to take its leash off. Your dog will love running as fast as it can through the high grasses, making tons of new friends, and soaking up the sun. There are benches to sit on while you watch your dog play, and it’s also a great place to meet fellow dog parents, too!
There’s a water fountain just outside the park so you can easily fill up water bottles.
As you head down towards the lake, you’ll pass through a cool, shady forest, where our dog is always fascinated by all the scents and trees. You’ll eventually come across a gate, where you’ll need to put the leash back on. You’ll pass through a tunnel and emerge at the lake – and a secret bar!
SWIMMING AND A SECRET BAR!
A glass of rosé or a cool cocktail in hand under a leafy canopy by the lake… now that’s our kind of weekend! You’ll love the beach lounge music in such a chill setting (albeit with dogs barking in the background – this is by a dog park after all) and the chance to sit back and relax in the shade. The staff were really friendly, too!
Dogs can swim in the lake here at the Bains du Saugy, and there are also platforms on the water for people to sunbathe on without dogs.
THE QUAINT VILLAGE OF GENTHOD… AND A VERY GOURMET DINNER!
Who said you have to dress up to have a fantastic gourmet dinner at a château? While we did excuse ourselves to the waitstaff for showing up so grubby from the dog park, they didn’t seem to mind too much! While exploring the postcard-perfect village of Genthod, we wandered into a gorgeous courtyard… which turned out to be a fabulous French restaurant, Café-Restaurant du Château de Genthod.
We had a glass of prosecco to start, and shared crispy shrimp and Iberico ham as an appetizer. I had the shrimp and scallops – delicious – and my husband had the “filet de boeuf sur ardoise”, which was out of this world.
And the best part? Our puppy was so tired from the dog park that he slept soundly the entire time, allowing us to have an uninterrupted conversation for once…
Dog park address: Parc Lullin, Rue du Village 2, 1294 Genthod, Geneva
There’s nearby parking in the village of Genthod, or it’s a short walk from the train station through beautiful vineyards.
Bains du Saugy
Café-Restaurant du Château de Genthod (they didn’t know we were visiting from TTDGVA – we highly recommend this restaurant!)
Opening times: Monday-Friday, lunch and dinner (there’s a daily special, too); Saturdays for dinner. Closed on Sundays.
1 Route de Rennex, Genthod 1294, Geneva
Tel: 022 774 19 72