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Geneva Out & About: Week of December 3, 2012

December 02, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

This week highlights include the European Outdoor films tour, the Percussion festival, the Escalade and also a Bogeyman parade, a special indoor Christmas market, music for everyone and the trees and lights festival! European Outdoor Film Tour : if you need some adrelanine, don’t miss this evening. 8 short movies about extreme sports and adventures ! And a special film with the singer ZAZ at the top of Mont-Blanc. For the first time in Switzerland, this tour is the biggest festival of outdoor films in Europe. Movies will be shown in 200 cities. Enjoy some crazy performances, beautiful images and human adventures ! Tickets are 22 CHF if you buy them in advance, 25 CHF on the spot. Salle Centrale de la Madeleine, rue de la Madeleine 10. December 8. 8pm Percussion Festival : Concerts, films, workshops, audio performances, dance creations for the 4th edition of this festival –  Silence Must Be –  with the great composer Thierry De Mey. CHF 25. Le Galpon. Routes des Péniches 2. December 6-8 Fête de l’Escalade : A celebration of the victory of the Swiss over the Duke of Savoy in 1602. The Fête includes a parade with 60 horses and 800 people in costumes on Sunday, guided tours of […]



Historical Dardagny or Brunching on a Boat?

August 27, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

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 […]


Bains de Pâquis for sunrise concerts

Geneva Out & About: Week of August 13, 2012

August 14, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Aubes Musicales: Music at Dawn Not a morning person? Me neither! But I can guarantee that you won’t regret the early start when you visit Bains des Pâquis at sunrise for some live music! Concerts take place daily at 6am, until September 2, and vary in genre. Still not convinced? Neither was I! I really like my sleep and would not be considered a morning person. My friend was so insistent, however, that she literally had to drag me (and bribe me with croissants and coffee!) before I would attend. Let’s just say that I am forever grateful to my friend because Aubes Musicales is genuinely a fantastic way to start your day!  The views of the lake and the mountains at dawn are amazing; especially because the changing light in the sky is so beautiful. You can either go just for the music, or you can enjoy it while also going for a morning swim. Watching the town wake up is a unique experience, and you will be filled with positive energy for the rest of the day! The light is different everyday, so it really is Geneva like you’ve never seen it before. There are bands of every […]