Unusual Tour, Brunch and Tales
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 story! No, you don’t need to be a kid, or have kids, to attend and enjoy the fantastic Dimanches du Conte organized by Swisstales. They have tales for all ages but, I should mention, they are all in French. It’s a fun way to practice your language skills, though, if you’re a beginner; so you should don’t let the language intimidate you. Check out the program here to make sure that your leisurely brunch doesn’t interfere with start times! Theatricul, rue de Genève, 64, Chêne-Bourg. 2pm-8pm.
If you don’t feel like staying in Geneva on Sunday, then you can always go to the wine harvest festival in Neuchâtel or Lutry! Wine tasting is involved, of course, but parades and concerts also await you! Neuchâtel is about 120 Km from Geneva, and it’s a beautiful city and region to discover. Lutry is just beyond Lausanne and is also a pretty area with the vineyards of Lavaux, and a view of the lake.