Of the 256 castles in Switzerland, 10 are in Geneva, 80 are in the neighboring canton of Vaud, and 20 further down the lake ... More
Castles in Geneva
Of the 256 castles in Switzerland, 10 are in Geneva, 80 are in the neighboring canton of Vaud, and 20 further down the lake in the Valais. In Geneva canton, they are situated in the outlying villages of Satigny, Compesieres, Meyrin, Penthes, Tournay, Bardonnex, Bourdigny, Celigny, Laconnex and Dardagny. Towers, dungeons, moats, vineyards, most of them date to the 15th Century, but a few were built in the 12th and 13th centuries. Voltaire rented the chateau of Tournay in 1756 but the Geneva Calvinists protested his using it for theatrical productions, so he moved to Ferney (in France).
This massive and austere 5 meter tall and 100 meter wide wall runs along one side of the Parc des
Bastions, within the University grounds. Its construction began in 1909 the 400th anniversary of Calvin's birth. The wall is ...
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 ...
Kyburg castle, the former residence of the Kyburg counts in the Middle Ages, is the largest in Eastern Switzerland. The
Kyburg family was the most important noble family in the Swiss plateau besides the Habsburgs and the House of ...