VISIT THE MAGNIFICENT PALAIS DES NATIONS
UNITED NATIONS OPEN DAY
by Vivian Holding
The Palais des Nations opens its doors on Saturday 7th October 2017 for its annual Open Day and is your last chance to visit this Genevan landmark before its five-year renovation starts in November.
A full programme of activities is on offer at this fun-filled family day. Click here for further information.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY:
Frescoes, decorated ceilings and incredible views
Visit the impressive Chamber Council to see Spanish artist José-Maria Sert’s frescoes or the incredible circular ceiling – decorated to look like the ocean floor in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room by another Spanish artist Miguel Barceló. Take a walk through the imposing Salle des Pas Perdus, with its impressive view of the Ariana Park and backdrop of Mont-Blanc.
All Things Shaky – Disaster Reduction
Experience a virtual reality earthquake and learn more about the tsunami hazards in Switzerland during the celebrations of International Day of Disaster Reduction.
Visit CERN’s stand to see a cross section of a real LHC (Large Hadron Collider) magnet or take a virtual reality tour of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) cavern and the CERN Data Centre, to learn more about the history of CERN and its contribution to peace and diversity.
WHERE: United Nations, Palais des Nations, 14 avenue de la Paix, 1202 Genève.
WHEN: Saturday 7th October 2017 from 10am-5pm.
COST: Free entrance, remember to register online in advance here.
ACCESS: Tram 15 or bus lines 5, 8, 11, 14, 28, V,F and Z. Parking is available at Parking des Nations.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: click here.
FACEBOOK PAGE: click here.