October Highlights; Classic Car Show, Chocolate Fair, Animatou

*Don’t miss!


British Classic Car Show; 5 October, Morges

A gathering of over 1500 classic cars in a lovely setting; 10 – 5pm, Free.

*International Chocolatiers and Chocolate Fair;

5 – 6 October

You won’t want to miss the tastings, lectures and workshops for kids! Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about chocolate. For instance, you can learn which wine to drink with which type of chocolate, the working life of cocoa-planters, and much more. Watch some demonstrations by the best chocolate makers! Buy your tickets in advance and make sure to reserve a spot for your kids for the workshops!chocolatejpg

Bâtiment des Forces Motrices.

Animatou: 5 – 13 October International animated movie festival workshops and films for all ages! Short movies, as well as some premieres and documentaries in smaller cinemas, (Grütli, Spoutnik, Bio Cinema, Scalaand Nord-Sud) and larger ones, like Pathé. In their headquarters in Les Grottes, the festival organises workshops, concerts and more! Check out the programme to see the times and the venues;

*Le Jour de la Nuit: 12 October An event in neighbouring France to increase awareness about light pollution and the biodiversity of skies. In Ferney Voltaire, you can join the night-walk to the Swiss countryside. The meeting-point is in front of the Ferney swimming pool at 8pm, and the walk is 1.5 hr long. In Prevessin-Moens, you can watch the stars with a mobile planetarium! Meeting-point is at the Parc du Château at 7:30pm.

* Marche de l’Espoir, charity walk: 13 October Terre des Hommes organizes this great event every year. It’s a short and fun walk to do with your friends and kids. Going from Pâquis to the botanical gardens and back, as many times as you want, is all you have to do; Last year this took place in order to help street kids, orphans and earthquake victims in Haiti. A lot of schools are taking part in this walk, but you can register as an individual, too. You need to find sponsors who will donate money for each tour you walk (or you can sponsor yourself as well – after all, it’s for a good cause!). You can sign-up online, or on-the-spot on the day of the event. The more the merrier, and the more funds raised! This event takes place in all weather conditions from 11am. www.marchedelespoir.chCharitywalk

*Jazz Contreband: 3 – 26 October Concerts are all over the region, and are spread between 18 different venues. Concerts are not only taking place in Geneva, but also in Nyon and Annecy.

Luff: 16 – 20 October Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival. Concerts, movies, exhibitions, and workshops. This is the perfect excuse to go to Lausanne!

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About the Author

Originally from the UK, I have a legal background. I have been in the Geneva area since 2005 and love the mountains, the lake and the quality of life here. The Winter snow sports are fantastic and the Summer season is full of festivals, outdoor sports, picnics and barbecues. I have met some great people here from all of the world. Geneva is a cosmopolitan city with lots of cultural events and good restaurants and bars and I hope that through Biskotti I can share a few hidden places I have discovered…