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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2010
Snow-capped Alps in June?  (2 Answers)

I'll be in Geneva for the day on June 20 and would like to take a train to some village to see the backdrop of the Alps (never seen them yet). Where do I have a chance of seeing snow-capped mountains from a village?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2009
geneva to Paris bus/coach  (2 Answers)

Does anyone know of bus/coach lines servicing Geneva to Paris?

Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2009
Swiming in Geneve Lake  (9 Answers)


We are considering the alternative to go to Geneve this summer/autumn (late august - early september) and got a question about if it is possible to swim in the Geneve Lake. I mean, generally - if the water is of good quality (if you can see the bottow somewhere at all) and if the temperature of the water is any warm then (or at all).

Thankful for all answers!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 24, 2008
is Rue Kléberg a good zone ?  (2 Answers)

Hello all,

I'm looking for an hotel near Rue Kléberg. I'd like to know if this is a good zone for staying in Geneve. When I say good I mean central (or near the centre, by foot), and safe zone.

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2008
International motor show  (1 Answer)

We are planning a trip by car to Geneve by the time the international motor show starts. Can u give me any advices on where to book a hotel - near the show or in the center of the city? what is the distance between the two? i am still at the beginning of my search and i would appreciate any information :)
p.s what would be better and cheaper - a hotel or apartment houses for 3 people?
thank you :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2007
Chamonix - Mont-Blanc  (1 Answer)

HI Everyone, I will be in Geneva January 3 - 5/2008 and I'm looking to see Mont-Blanc. I found a company that offers a full day trip to Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
for about 73 euros. The company is called Key Tours.
The tour doesnt include much, just the transportation and a guide (if the gropu is large enough). Does anyone know of a different tour operator or an alternative way of getting to Chamonix - Mont-Blanc.
What's the cost? is there a local tourist office that can offer tours?

Thanks :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2007
area castles?  (1 Answer)

My son & I are hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc for his 16th birthday. Our 10 day hike ends on a Thur. in Chamonix (we stay there that night) and we fly out of Geneva 6am on Sun. What to do after breakfast Fri until Sat night? Had decided on side trip to see Chateau de Chillon but now realize that it will be the last 2 days of Montreux Jazz Fest (July 18 & 19). The castle looks so cool but am afraid the place will be a zoo and turn into a bigger hassle than it's worth. Anyone know if castle will just be totally over run on those days or not? Is it worth it? Any other suggestions? Anywhere that's not hard to get to between Chamonix and Geneva...Think my son would really enjoy a good medevial site. Assume we will have had enough hiking and certainly aren't shoppers. He's never been to Europe (we're from New York). Thanks so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2007
Geneva in January  (1 Answer)

We are planning to go to Switzerland on Jan 3rd arriving in Geneva. I want to spend about 2 days there and would love any advice or suggestions on what there is to do there for 2 days. We are in our 20s and would like to explore the cultural and night life part of the place.

Also, how cold is it usually in that time of year and are there any boat cruises? I would imagine the lake to be frozen and no boats, but I don’t know

Any information will be appreciated

Thanks 

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 24, 2006
please sugest me

Hello everyone
I am travelling to geneva on mid nov.
please someone tell me how far is the nash ville hotel from airport and best way to get there.
also the nearest beautiful mountains n scenarios i can travel by bus.
please also let me know how much would be the bus fares like.

thank u all

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 16, 2006
Need Housing from 1.June till 31.July 2006

Hi all!

I'm an 23 years old austrian student who will start an exchange programm at the EPFL Lausanne in September.
But before I'm going to work at CERN (Geneva) from 1.6.2006 till 31.7.2006.
I urgently need any room (preferably flatshare) for these two months! I'd appreciate a housing, from where my daily transfer to CERN will not exceed one hour per one direction.
It's really urgent. I only found a housing for 5 nights yet. That's too bad.

I mainly speak German, English but also quite fluently polish, a little bit french.

Thanks a lot in advice and Best Regards from Vienna,
Alexander Winkler

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2006
Villages near Genève  (2 Answers)

Hi all,
I'm 16 years old from Israel.
my dad is living in Savoie, France, but really near Geneve city.
everytime i go to visit we go to Geneve too, wonderful city !

in a month from now I will go for a visit there, and for the first time will land at GVA airport :)
I'm looking for touristical places and villages around Geneve to visit at.

last year we've done all the villages on the french bank of Lac Leman + Geneve + Montreux + Verbier
maybe this time in Lausanne on the other side ?

also very interested by visiting small villages under the snow at the alps mountains !
so the most preferable are villages in snow in the Alps, nearest to Geneve...

thanks a lot for helping out !

Avner Richard

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2005
Advice is needed  (3 Answers)

Urgenly needed advices for one-day-train-trip in Geneve area. Interests are: architecture,nature. I'm gonna be there at Xmas.
Next question is: may I buy a train ticket, let's say, from Geneve to Montreux, step off the train in Lausanne, take a look to the town, and get the next train and continue up to Montreux with the same ticket without additional expenses?
May I do this several times along the line Geneve-Montreux?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2004
One Day In Geneva  (1 Answer)

Hello, I am going to be in Geneva for a full day on my way from Rome to Nice. I'm excited to see what little of the city I can in just one day but am curious if anyone has suggestions as to what I MUST see while I'm there. Museums, viewpoints, a cafe or restaurant, or anything that might come to mind. Travel guides make it hard to pick out the must sees as they make so many things in Geneva sound so great. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks, ~Andrew

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 08, 2004
Train travel to/from Geneva  (1 Answer)

My wife and I will be going to Italy and Switzerland next week. Our travels will take us from Milan to Zermatt, Zermatt to Geneva, and Geneva to Milan. Can anybody let me know if the Swiss Rail service will pose any problems, like NOT getting on the trains, or what the normal fare would be for these routes? I have looked at all the web sites, but I always enjoy getting feedback from other travelers. I want to be able to walk up to the stations and just buy a ticket and go to the next stop. Best wishes to everybody, and thank you. Bon jour!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2004
Geneva or Lausanne?  (3 Answers)

I am planning a day trip to Geneva, but looking at these boards suggest that Lausanne may be the better bet. or Lugano? I will see Zurich, spend a day doing extreme sports, go to schaffhausen, and I have one more canton that I can visit. Geneva is supposed to be what do you all say? We will be two women traveling and not really into the museum stuff or just nothing but shops. Thanks in advance!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2004
cheap short-term accomodations in Geneva???  (2 Answers)

From what I actually know about Geneva, I bet this question will be laughable: is it possible to live in/around Geneva relatively cheaply?? I'm a student who would really really like to get an internship with WHO in the summer.. basically for 2 months or less, but as internships are totally unpaid it would be up to me to pay for accomodations. Is there such thing as a cheap accomodation in the area? Like, a room in a house or in a larger suite? Are there any short term student options a step above hosteling? (can't stand the crowds).

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