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Indulge in cultured experiences in the heart of Geneva.

by Debra Moffitt

For those visiting Geneva in the winter, not to worry about the frigid temperatures, there are still many attractions to be enjoyed indoors. Luckily, LUXOS has selected three great locations that will enable visitors to fully immerse themselves in the culture and history of this Swiss city. 

The Cité du Temps

The Cité du Temps stands on the Rhone River in the heart of Geneva offering an event space, exhibitions, and a restaurant, Au Phil du Temps. The top floor of the Cité du Temps pays tribute to Swatch and the way it transformed watchmaking history. The exhibition space presents frequent art shows with a recent one devoted to French artist Patrick Boussignac. The restaurant provides a great riverside location for a casual meal or drink. Check the site for the latest exhibitions.

Cite du Temps Rade 1 Geneve tourism photo by Jean Jacques Steiner

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Museum of Ethnography Geneva

With nearly 70,000 objects from Asia, America, Oceania, Europe, and Africa, the MEG won’t disappoint. From shamanic rituals, costumes, Asian religious icons, pottery, and more, every display will take visitors deeper into the history of these continents and cultures. A large collection of musical instruments adds to the experience. 

Related article: Geneva: The Birthplace of Swiss Watchmaking 

Saint Peters Cathedral 

Located in the centre of the old town, St. Peters Cathedral became the location for Calvin and the Reformation movement. The cathedral’s architectural styles vary from Romanesque to Gothic. Its towers open to visitors and offer spectacular views of Geneva. Don’t miss the archaeological site beneath the church. The cathedral hosts many concerts.

DO Saint Peters Cathedral


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