Historical Dardagny or Brunching on a Boat?

If you are looking for a great Sunday activity this week, then I have two options for you. If you’re still looking for more, then there are also a lot of other events going on, so make sure to check out my Geneva Out and About section.  It’s up to you!

Celebrating Rousseau’s 300th Birthday in Dardagny – September 1-2

If you’ve been following us for a while, you have hopefully already saved this weekend’s date in your diary. The village of Dardagny is putting together a historical fest, and I have a feeling it’s going to be great. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to live at the era of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, here is the opportunity. As you probably know, Geneva has been organizing a lot of events in honour of Rousseau’s 300th birthday. In Dardagny, there will be plenty of activities for all ages; including people in costumes, puppet shows, dance performances, street artists, fencing lessons, and even more, all free! It doesn’t get much better than that! The festival starts at 10:30am on both days, and finishes at 11pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Dardagny is 18 kms from Geneva, and is even accessible without a car. You can always cycle (rent a bike with Genève Roule if you don’t have a bike) or you can take public transportation. (Bus NC from Cornavin train station, or a train to La Plaine and then the TPG telebus to Dardagny – you’ll have to call to make arrangements for the telebus: 0800 858 800.

I hope to see you there!

Brunching on a Boat

After two weeks of an electronic festival, Bateau Genève is getting back to a normal routine: cheap and healthy dishes at lunchtime, bar and tapas for after-work drinks. And this Sunday, they are having a special brunch from 10am to 7pm – not only croissants, but also burgers and salmon tartare awaits you! Usually a main dish is about 17 CHF. They are also putting together a temporary second-hand clothes shop for the day, which might well be worth checking out if you’re looking to spruce-up your wardrobe!

Bâteau Genève is located on Quai Gustave Ador 1, at the end of the Jardin Anglais. Not only is the lake location great, but the Bâteau Genève Association is also helping people on the fringes of society by giving them a work opportunity to get back on track! So, by going there you are doing a good deed!

Summer is not over yet, so let’s enjoy the beginning of the month and the sunny days! And, if you go, let us know how it was!


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Originally from France, I’ve been living abroad for 15 years... My background is in Education. I’ve been in Geneva for 6 years now and I'm loving it. At first I found it boring but then I found out that most of what it has to offer is hidden. As I love going out and exploring, this big village is just like a playground for me: I'm having tons of fun and I hope I can share it with you! I head up the Out and About and Lazy Sunday sections of Biskotti so if you're organizing an exciting event, be sure to invite me!