September Highlights; Semaine du Gout, Desalpes, CERN open days

There are plenty of activities in and around Geneva over the next few weeks. Don’t Miss*;

Semaine du Gout*;

Food and wine events throughout the region;

12 – 22 September;


48 restaurants are taking part in the festival of Taste. Carouge is one of the several venues where you can taste locally sourced ingredients and creative cooking. Check out the programme and the venues at

Desalpes de St Cergues*

September 28th, 2013

Desalpes – The return of the cattle from the alpine pastures is celebrated in St Cergues on September 28. The festive alpine procession always takes place on the last Saturday in September and is a colorful living tradition and authentic custom. Processions, Food, Music and Alpine traditions!

CERN open weekend – September 28 and 29*  

CERN1CERN are expecting up to 50,000 visitors per day over the course of this weekend. CERN is the largest physics particle laboratory in the world.

Visitors will have a chance to meet Cern’s researchers, engineers and technicians; explore the laboratories, visit technical halls, see experiments and accelerators. The visits above ground are free.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUnderground, visitors will get to see the LHC – the world’s largest accelerator.
The Open Days have been scheduled within the Long Shutdown of the accelerators, during which important work is being carried out so that the LHC can run at a higher energy when it restarts in 2015.


Jazz Festival, Divonne

Monts Jura jazz festival 21 and 22 September in the lovely town of Divonne, tickets from 25 Euros.

Fechy Grape Festival

21 September

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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…