WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR JEÛNE GENEVOIS?
Do you have plans for Jeûne Genevois? Staying in Geneva? We have some great ideas for making the most of the long weekend.
By the way, did you know Jeûne Genevois used to be a day of fasting and although not many people actually fast nowadays, the tradition of eating plum pies (tarte aux pruneaux) continues. The pies were made in advance and were the only meal eaten during the fasting period. The perfect excuse to eat pie!
SUMMER HAS JUST BEEN PROLONGED!
The three pop-up summer bars in the city: Bronzette, les Jardins du Rhône and l’Estivale – will stay open until the 15th September.
Check out the free activities offered by these venues and pop in for something to eat or drink.
Bronzette (Quai du Mont-Blanc), from 8h till midnight
L’Estivale (Quai du Rhône), from 9h till 22h
Les Jardins du Rhône (Quai du Général-Guisan), from 11h till 22h.
YOUR SUMMER GUIDE
Make the most of the final days of summer with our Summer Guide – with suggestions for rooftop bars, lakeside drinks with a view, paddle boarding spots, cruises and boat rides on the lake and more…
The THINGS TO DO IN GENEVA summer guide
GRAND THEÂTRE OPEN DAYS
Pop into the Grand Theâtre de Geneve on Satuday and Sunday to discover the stunning interiors, watch some music or theatre performances, take part in activities – also for the little ones – and even dance in the stunning entrance hall.
MORE INFO IN OUR POST here
Until SEPTEMBER 15th the annual BATIE FESTIVAL takes place in Geneva offering around 50 cultural productions around Geneva.
Aimed to reflect the local cultural scene, the festival includes music, dance, theatre, clubbing events and art productions by local and foreign artists.
There will also be a restaurant, market, Indonesian banquet and brunch during the event.
Different venues throughout Geneva, as well as some venues in neighbouring France and Vaud.
29 August till 15 September
EXPLORACENTRE EXPO FOR CHILDREN
Fabriq’Expo is half-way between an industrial laboratory and DIY workshop for children – aged 5 and over.
Practical interactive science experiences are used to give an introduction to the world of engineering.
Interactive games, experiences and experiments – for example constructing a mini-bridge following real-world examples or working out how to build an intricate, working marble run with various objects, as well as digital experiences.
The games illustrate different themes of engineering – such as an introduction to robotics and programming, understanding how things work by taking them apart, the constraints when building something, principles of chain reactions, observing and analysing different materials, mechanical systems and more…
We spent 2 hours at the exposition and had loads of mummy and child interactive fun together.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read our review by Max (10) here.
VISIT FAIRYTALE CASTLES NEAR GENEVA
The long weekend is the perfect opportunity to explore the surrounding areas of Geneva – read our article to visit some of the region’s most picturesque castles.
MORE INFO in this article
TAKE THE FERRIS WHEEL BEFORE IT’S GONE… OR AT LEAST TAKE A SELFIE WITH IT IN THE BACKGROUND
We won’t be getting on the ferris wheel, thank you very much – but we’ll certainly miss it from the Geneva landscape. Final days to take a ride and visit the Swiss Village – with the Toblerone topped churros.
Read our recent article with a guided cycling route accessible to all – from Geneva to Hermance and back here.
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HAVE A WONDERFUL, RELAXING WEEKEND!