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Ice-Skating and Brunch in Parc des Bastions

November 12, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Personally, November is definitely not my favorite time of the year as the days are becoming colder. However, there are still some outdoor activities you can do in town, like going for a long walk or putting your ice-skates on. The open-air ice-rink in Parc des Bastions is opening on Saturday! It’s quite a small one so it’s good for beginners or ideal if you have kids; it’s definitely a nice setting. Whether you wish to ice-skate or play hockey, Geneva offers several locations; Here is a list of places open on Sundays. (For the full week schedule please check the city of Geneva website) Patinoire de l’Europe: behind the commercial centre Planete Charmille – av de l’Europe 11  (small outdoor one) Open from 11am to 6pm. Parc des Bastions: inside the park just next to the chess games (small outdoor one). Open from 11am to 6pm. Patinoire de Carouge: Place de Sardaigne. Open from 10am to 6pm Patinoire des Vernets: rue Hans-Wilsdorf 4- 6, Acacias. (big indoor one and a smaller outdoor one too) Open from 9am to 5:30pm. Centre Sportif de Sous-Moulin: route Sous-Moulin 39. (big indoor one) Open from 10am to 11:30 am and from 2:45pm to 7pm. […]

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Vineyard Terraces of Lavaux

October 08, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

It’s time to get some fresh air! Located between Lausanne and Montreux, Lavaux is a great place to admire the changing colours of autumn. You can enjoy a walk through the vineyards with a magnificent view on the lake and the mountains and, while you’re there, why not stop for a good lunch in one of the picturesque villages, or try some local wine in one of the many cellars?  My recommendation is to go to Grandvaux and start your walk from there. How long you want to walk is really up to you! If you’re feeling more adventurous, then there is a nice hike from Saint Saphorin that goes all the way to Lutry – 11 kilometers in total, but you can stop at any point, if you get tired. There are yellow walking signs everywhere, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost!. The only issue when you go by train is that you’re dependent on its schedule. Trains run roughly every hour, depending on the village you are in, but make sure to check with the cff before you leave. If you don’t want to walk, you can also take the little Lavaux Express train that […]

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Unusual Tour, Brunch and Tales

September 24, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

I should probably let you know that I’m a hyperactive kind of person…even on a lazy Sunday! So, don’t feel obliged to do all of the following… If you like history, this is your last opportunity to enjoy a unique tour of Geneva. I don’t know about you, but I always learn new things about this town; even though it’s not that big! Balade au Fil de l’Eau is a tour, organised by the tourist office, that teaches you about Geneva history through its connection to water. Tours in English and French depart at 10.30am in front of the tourist office on rue du Mont-Blanc, 18 and last two hours. Tickets are 15 CHF. After the tour, your day can continue with a brunch – yes, some places are indeed open on Sundays! One of my favorite places is L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc in Carouge. They have a really good buffet with toast, eggs, bacon, quiches, salads, cheese and desserts; and all at a good price – 28 CHF, without drinks. Make sure to reserve: 022.343.61.61. Place de l’Octroi, 15. 11am-2pm. If you still want to have a bit more fun, then now is the perfect time for a good […]

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Chilling Out at Le Reposoir

September 11, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Personally, I love to spend time outdoors and, if the weather is nice on Sunday, I won’t miss the opportunity to hang out at the beach! I might even go for a swim (just be careful when going into the water, as it’s a bit slippery). If you are quite an active person, you can always go SUPping (Standing Up Paddle) for a good core workout! I have yet to give it a try, but it looks easy to learn and like it would be a lot of fun! Le Reposoir is ideal to spend the day relaxing near the lake, with a view of the Salève. It’s a small, free beach with grass, and once you are there you really feel you are on holiday all over again. That’s even their motto! Located just before Chambésy, Le Reposoir is a walk-able distance from the center of town (approximately 1 km from the Botanical Gardens). If you cycle, you’ll be there in no time. You can also drive there but be aware that the car park is quite small and fills up very quickly. I think it’s worth going even if the weather is not very nice because, if you […]

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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 […]

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Sunday Brunch, Out of Town, With a Side of Music

July 10, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

How about going somewhere a bit different for a brunch this weekend? If you feel like getting out of Geneva without going too far, then you should check out this restaurant: Cuvaloup de Crans, in La Cure. They have a brunch menu for CHF 26, drinks included. They will also have live Cuban music this Sunday! It will all take place outside on the terrace if the weather is nice, or inside if we are unlucky.  Brunch is on from 10am to 2pm. Address: Route de Cuvaloup – 1265 La Cure. It’s about 45Ks from Geneva, but it’s easy to get  there by car and also by getting a train to Nyon and then a bus: www.cff.ch. Yes, trains and postal buses really do go everywhere in Switzerland! On your way back, if it’s sunny, stop by the swimming pool of Nyon – the best swimming pool in the region. It’s right on the lake, so you can choose whether you want to swim in the pool or in the lake. They have a huge grass area, too, so it’s simply the best way to relax on a Sunday afternoon. And who knows, you might even get a suntan!  

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