Situated on the site of the former Horticultural School of French-speaking Switzerland, Parc des Franchises extends over ... More
Franchises Park (Parc des Franchises)
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 iron benches allow you to sit back, enjoy the roses and a pleasant moment of peace. There are several play areas for children, including a large paddling pool with a fountain and a ramp for rollerblading and skateboarding.
The Vidy Park harks back from the Exposition Nationale of 1964. The Vidy harbour, in the center of the park,
encroached on Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) for the exhibition. West of the park you will find the Vidy pyramids, ...
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. ...
Parc de la Chute Montmorency offers a multitude of activities for the entire family. In the summer, walk across one
of two suspension bridges or through miles of parkland trails before enjoying a gourmet meal at the Manoir Montmorency ...