A breath of fresh air, Geneva, on the western shore of Lake Geneva, has been a delightful vacation choice for decades. Enjoy the magnificent view of the snowcapped mountain peaks of Mont Blanc while you explore the lovely city of Geneva by foot, by bike, or even taking a cruise along the lakefront. Accor Hotels presents the following list of things to see and do in Geneva as you savor the Swiss art of chocolate.

Treat yourself to breakfast
at a sweet shop

Pick up a perfect chocolate croissant at Chocolaterie Auer or sit down and relax with the decadent sweet treats of the dessert shop, tea room and café. Locals proclaim this chocolatier has the best hot chocolate in Geneva!

Stroll through the parks and
feast your eyes on the colorful scenery

Visit a park like the beautiful Jardin Anglais and set your watch by the famous L’horloge fleurie (flower clock), just a few steps from the lake.

Relax in the town square

In the heart of historic Old Town is Place Bourg du Four. Soak up the local culture with the cobblestone streets and the beautiful town square surrounded by old world architecture. Explore the charming shops and market stalls selling antiques and flowers. Enjoy some Geneva chocolate or an outdoor lunch from one of the delightful restaurants or cafes that line the streets.

Pick up fresh food, unique treasures, or vintage finds at a local market

Outdoor farmer’s markets like Boulevard Helvetique offer fresh fruit and vegetables a few days a week. Open air markets, as well as a large flea market, provide a myriad of retail products and an opportunity to mingle with the locals.

Discover Geneva’s sweet chocolate scene

Participate in a fun, delicious experience at Favarger, one of the best handmade chocolatiers in Geneva. Drink in the aroma and discover the art of chocolate making from handed-down secret recipes in the old neighborhood of Carouge. And don’t forget to sample the gelato, pastries, and truffles!

Tour one of the museums

Take a trip through the elegant Patek Phillipe Museum and see displays of exquisite timepieces and enamels (some centuries old) by one of Switzerland's leading luxury watchmakers.

End your day in
relaxing accommodations

For a memorable trip, stay at one of Geneva’s top hotels. You’ll enjoy a perfect location and Accor hotels’ amenities including: a spa, fitness center, state-of-the-art technology and much more.

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