The Île Rousseau is a peaceful and very green little islet between the left and right bank of the city. It is connected ... More
The Île Rousseau is a peaceful and very green little islet between the left and right bank of the city. It is connected to the des Bergues bridge and it overlooks the Mont-Blanc Bridge. There are a number of benches and a miniature 18th Century-style pavilion that has since become a restaurant with a sunny terrace. The islet is named after Jean-Jacques Rousseau who was born in Geneva in 1712. In 1835, a statue was erected here in homage to the great philosopher.
If you are looking to relax and enjoy the sun one day, this is a good destination. It reminds you slightly of a public pool atmosphere, but if you need a day to not run around town it can be good. Great for kids to play in the water and be kids in the midst of an adult city.
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 ...
In the former residence of Voltaire, a museum has stood since 1954. Principally a center of research on the philosopher
and the 18th century, it houses old editions, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Articles belonging to Voltaire himself are ...
A living tribute to Switzerland's most venerated industry, this colorful clock was built in 1955 despite a number of technical
difficulties. It has a diameter of five meters (16 feet) and a circumference of 16 meters (52 feet) and ...