Local Guide

Admire the fabulous view of Lake Geneva at the Restaurant Hotel du Parc des Eaux-Vives.
Discover the city, the old town and its galleries just a few minutes from the hotel and enjoy shopping on the luxurious Rue du Rhone.
Popular sights such as Saint-Pierre Cathedral, where Jean Calvin helped launch the Reformation, are within walking distance and the imposing United Nations complex is just a few stops away by public transport.
The lake also offers you a variety of activities – including swimming and sailing – and don’t forget that the closest Alpine resorts are less than an hour from Geneva.
Welcome to Geneva!

Local Events

Old Town and Museums at Swissotel Metropole

Old Town and Museums

All Year

The cradle of the Reformation, Geneva’s old town, is Switzerland’s largest historic city. Geneva also hosts many museums, such as the International Red Cross Museum, the UN Palace of Nations, the Patek Philippe watch museum or the MAMCO, the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain.
All year around

SIHH - International Fine Watchmaking Exhibition

SIHH - International Fine Watchmaking Exhibition

19 Jan

25th edition. A private event for trade visitors only, its showcases unveil the latest innovations in technical and precious Haute Horlogerie.
19 - 23 Jan 2015

85th International Motor Show

85th International Motor Show

5 Mar

The International Geneva Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in Geneva and is considered an important major international auto show.
First held in 1905, the Salon has hosted almost all major internal combustion engined models in the history of the automobile.
5 - 15 Mar 2015

Montgolfiades Hot Air Balloon Festival

Montgolfiades International Hot Air Balloon Festival


Every spring, the whole town turns its eyes to the sky to admire some 30 hot air balloons taking off from the main public parks for five exceptional flights above the city. A free show for both young and old. Don’t forget to take your camera along!

Bol d'Or Mirabaud at Swissotel Metropole

Bol d'Or Mirabaud

12 Jun

Since 1939, the Bol d’Or has become the most important World regatta on an inland lake and one of the great classics of the international regatta agenda.  Each year, champions from all over Europe meet on the starting line, in the company of nearly six hundred sailboats.
12 - 14 Jun 2015

Geneva's Festival at Swissotel Metropole

Geneva's Festival

16 Jul

The Geneva Festival is the largest annual fairground event in Switzerland and is held along Lake Geneva's promenade with more than 250 free concerts, rides, food stalls and sport activities, not to mention one of the largest musical fireworks in the world – the highlight of the event!
16 Jul - 9 Aug 2015

Les Automnales at Swissotel Metropole

Les Automnales

13 Nov

A great festive and friendly event. Numerous entertainments, tasting, and in the evening: bars, lounges, music, dance....Your autumn fair in Geneva!
13 - 22 Nov 2015

Concours Hippique International de Genève

Concours Hippique International de Genève

10 Dec

Combining the best riders and horses of the moment, the only Swiss stage of the World cup in the biggest indoor equestrian arena of the world. An exceptional show!
10 - 13 Dec 2015

L'Escalade at Swissotel Metropole


11 Dec

L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls) is an annual festival held in December in Geneva, celebrating the defeat of the surprise attack by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy during the night of 11–12 December 1602.
11 - 13 Dec 2015




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