Geneva is situated in one of Europe’s most beautiful scenery, between lake and mountains. In the very heart of Europe, Geneva has a long tradition as a venue for major meetings and is a host city to many international organizations such as the United Nations Organization, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Office, the International Red Cross and the European Organization for Nuclear Research, among others. It has been a cultural center for many centuries and home to many creative spirits in the fields of science and art. It has all the advantages of a small city combined with the facilities and services usually only found in much larger cities.
PLACES TO SEE
DOMAINE DE CHOULLY
The Domaine de Choully is a beautifully restored mansion nestled in the heart of Geneva’s vineyards. This venue offers a wide range of possibilities to organize conferences, brunches, cocktails, weddings, Gala dinners and so on. This 17th century country house, situated in a magnificent 15’000 m2 park, in the heart of the vineyards, is a listed building as part of the Geneva heritage.
Completed in 1884, the Ariana Museum, with its palatial Italian architecture, is situated in the very heart of the neighborhood of the international institutions next to the United Nations. The museum was built to present collections of ceramics and glass. Surrounded by a park, it is an elegant venue to host either a gala dinner or a Cocktail for up to 200 persons.
BÂTIMENT DES FORCES MOTRICES
This motionless vessel was erected in 1886 directly on the river Rhône in order to supply the Geneva households with drinking water and also to regulate the level of the lake. This beautiful building has been changed into a welcoming and prestigious hall and auditorium in the heart of Geneva, which can easily host 1’000 persons.
The Geneva Opera House, with its imposing 19th century façade, faces one of Geneva’s main squares and parks. It can host in its elegant surroundings a gala dinner for 270 persons and a reception for up to 450 persons.
Cocktail parties or an entire evening with dinner and music can be organized on steamers for an evening cruise on the Lake of Geneva.
As a very cosmopolitan city, Geneva has more than 1’100 restaurants offering an extremely vast and varied range of cuisine and for every budget. The variety of food offered in Geneva’s restaurants is
Widely renowned. Many visitors are very pleasantly surprised by the quality and the creativity of the meals served in even the simplest establishments, which are very popular with local residents. Let yourself be tempted by the aroma and flavour of some of our typically Swiss or local Geneva specialties,
accompanied of course by Geneva wines. Geneva cooking has evolved from French cuisine by developing its own local specialities and incorporating the recent “nouvelle cuisine” trends. This has created what is now referred to as “Swiss Cuisine”.
GENEVA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Geneva has an international airport offering direct regular flights to more than 100 international destinations. The terminal has all the facilities a traveller could wish for. It is designed for speedy and simple check-in and has essential services such as change, information and restaurants at strategic points. The company Swiss is a member of the Star Alliance Group. Geneva is a major hub for low cost airlines like easy Jet.