Search for a great hotel near Geneva Intl. Airport and still close to all of the great attractions.
Horloge FleurieDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.5mi / 5.7km
This world-famous floral clock is located in the Jardin Anglais. The 20-foot face requires over 6,500 plants and features the worlds-largest second hand. This tribute to the perfection of Swiss timepieces changes its appearance as the seasons change.
Jet d’Eau Distance from Geneva International Airport: 3.5mi / 5.7km
This fountain stems from when craftsmen used hydraulic pressure in their workshops. The original geyser occurred every night when they switched off their machines. Now the 460-foot monument is one of the most recognized symbols of Geneva.
Rousseau Island Distance from Geneva International Airport: 2.9mi / 4.7km
This quiet garden area is a beautiful spot to relax after a long day of sightseeing and window-shopping. A statue of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, forerunner of the Romantic Movement, sits on the island.
Saint Peter’s Cathedral
Saint Peter’s CathedralDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.6mi / 5.7km
This Romanesque cathedral was built between 1160 and 1232, thereby winning it the distinction of the oldest building in Geneva. The floral frescos and angels are actually modern reproductions of the originals housed in Geneva’s main museum. Most of the religious artifacts were destroyed or stolen during the Reformation, but “Calvin’s chair” remains. Be sure to visit the crypt lying below.
Site ArchéologiqueDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.6mi / 5.7km
+41-022-310-29-29 and 311-75-75
This is the crypt under Saint Peter’s Cathedral. Explore this huge excavation and see how the church grew to its current size. Among other things, the crypt offers a peak a 4th century baptistery and 5th century mosaics. Open Tuesday- Sunday 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 2- 6 p.m. Admission is 5 Swiss Francs.
The United Nations BuildingDistance from Geneva International Airport: 2.9mi / 4.6km
The title tells all. This gigantic building covers the same amount of surface area as that of Versailles. It was completed in 1936, originally to house the League of Nations, but has been home to the UN since its inception in 1946. Guided tours allow tourists into this attraction that was until recently closed to the public.
Petit PalaisDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.9mi / 6.2km
Terrasse Saint-Victor 2
+41-022-346-14-33 / 34
This art museum displays over 300 paintings including Renoir and Picasso. Open Monday- Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., plus Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
La place du Bourg de FourDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.7mi / 6.0km
Since Roman times this square has been the heart of the old town. Once the location of medieval fairs, it is now a favorite place to spend some time in at a sidewalk café and enjoy the atmosphere.
The Town HallDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.5mi / 5.6km
La Place du Bourg du Four
One of the important buildings lining this square and currently the main offices of the local government. Concerts are held in the courtyard during the summer months. Be sure to get a look at the “Alabama” plaque commemorating the fact that the Anglo-American conflict was the first international dispute settled here in Geneva.
Reformation MonumentDistance from Geneva International Airport: 3.4mi / 5.4km
promenade des Bastions
This menacing wall, built in 1917, is dedicated to the leaders of the international Reformation movement.