The Musee Ariana (Ariana Museum), also known as Musee Suisse de la Ceramique et du Verre, is housed in an exquisite palace ... More
The Musee Ariana (Ariana Museum), also known as Musee Suisse de la Ceramique et du Verre, is housed in an exquisite palace built between 1877 and 1887 and is well worth visiting in its own right. The museum has one of the richest and finest collections of ceramic and glassware in Europe and is the only museum of its kind in Switzerland. The collection's approximate 20,000 pottery, stoneware, earthenware and porcelain objects, as well as some glass objects span seven centuries, from the Middle Ages to the present day in Europe, the Near East and Asia. The museum also holds temporary exhibitions in its basement throughout the year. Refreshments and light meals are available at the cafeteria.
The Genevese are particularly fond of the Promenade des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. Amble through the gates and you
will come across the giant chess boards where you may either watch or challenge a colorful crowd of regulars. ...
Situated on the site of the former Horticultural School of French speaking Switzerland, Parc des Franchises extends over 55,000 square
meters (34 square miles). There is a beautiful rosary that was planted in 1948 and the wooden and wrought ...
This museum has been on its present site since 1966 and has become very popular with an average of 250,000
visitors a year. The permanent exhibition covers an enormous area with regional wildlife (88 species of mammals and 193 ...
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