The Sights of Geneva

When booking a long weekend away in Geneva I had no idea what there was to see there!  I’ve already shared with you the sights of jet d’eau, Mont-Salève Cable Car and the Botanical Gardens.  So, what else is there to see?

Here’s me walking towards ‘Broken Chair’ which is 12 meters high!  This chair sculpture has one broken leg to symbolise opposition to land mines.  It is the masterpiece of Paul Vermeulen who is co-founder and director of Handicap International Suisse.DSC02093

These pretty fountains are just by the broken chair too.  Run through them if you don’t mind getting a bit wet!DSC02089

Just opposite Broken Chair you will see the office of the United Nations.  We were sad enough to arrive just minutes after the last tour of the day but enjoyed looking from the outside anyway!DSC02098 DSC02099

The Red Cross Museum is a must visit.  We visited the permanent exhibition and were really impressed by the layout and thought that had gone into it.  I went away having learnt a lot.  They also have temporary exhibitions.DSC02106

And the Cathedral has stunning stained glass inside.  DSC02169

My favourite day was my visit to the Lavaux Valley, which isn’t far from the capital and is so very worth the visit to see these kind of views…DSC02048 DSC02055

Have you been to Geneva?

Marcella xx

 

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