Geneva by Eurostar
Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland and has a population of more than two hundred thousand people. This peaceful city is located on the edge of the Rhone River and Lake Geneva. The metropolitan area of Geneva has over a million people in the city proper. Geneva is a financial centre that has influenced the world over many times. This city is known as the Capital of Peace and has a long history of diplomatic influence in the world.
Geneva is known as one of the world's biggest financial centres of the world surpassed only by London and Zurich. The inhabitants of this city enjoy a high quality of life that is unrivalled in Europe. While it has been said to be very expensive to live in this city, its quality of life is quite high. Geneva began as a border town and became part of the Roman Empire in 120 BC. The German Emperor took control of the city in 1033.
Religion and finance have long played an important role in this city's history. The House of Savoy took control of the city in1394 until the city joined the Swiss Federation in 1526. The city continued to deal with religious and political issues including the fight over the city by aristocrats and democrats during the French Revolution. The city pushed it peaceful ideals when it enacted the neutrality guidelines in 1819. Separation of church and state was reinforced in 1907.
Geneva continued its role as a peaceful influence when the League of Nations was founded in the city in 1919. Many international organizations followed suit and started offices in the city. After WWII, the United Nations and more international groups began operations in Geneva. Geneva was one of the first to help women's suffrage rights in the early nineteen sixties. The people of Geneva enjoy a pleasant climate
Travel to Geneva by Eurostar
The historic city of Geneva can be accessed with Eurostar London to Paris Gare Lyon Train. This fantastic journey through Eurostar London Geneva Train is extremely convenient and free of stress. The Eurostar train is a super-speed passenger train that connects the people of London to Paris, Brussels, Lille and other great destinations of Europe. While it may be true that the Eurostar train trip is a little more expensive than cheap flights and ferries, the high-speeds of 186mph, excellent on-board facilities and punctuality make this mode of transport the best in Europe. It becomes very easy to visit Geneva by Eurostar with one price as Eurostar has partnered with several train operating companies in the United Kingdom.
You need to simply take Eurostar London Paris Train from London's St Pancras International Station to Paris Gare Du Nord Train Station and then simply station change at Paris and travel to Geneva by Eurostar partner TGV Lyria Train service. The journey time for Eurostar Train to Geneva from London is around 8 hrs. The cost of your trip will begin at £119.50.
Attractions in Geneva
Martin Bodmer Foundation was built to honour this intellectual giant who donated thousands of books, autographs, manuscripts, and artwork that showed over three thousand years of culture. The collection includes handwritten copies of the Bible and Grimm's Fairy Tales. A copy of Don Quixote, Canterbury Tales, and Principal Mathematica are all part of this collection. Even works from William Shakespeare make up part of this wonderful collection.
The Palace of Nations is the location where the League of Nations was once housed until it collapsed. This unique building has many examples of the fine artwork of the time. It is the second largest building next to Versailles in Europe. You can go on tours of this building that begin at the Red Cross Building and end with views of the Council Chamber.
The Ariana Musee was constructed in the nineteenth century and contains one of the biggest collections of Eastern art including pottery, glass, and porcelain. Japanese and Chinese pieces are on display in this museum.
Museum of Contemporary Art contains the first display of modern art in Geneva. It was built in 1994 from the conversion of an old factory. A collection of European and American art covering more than forty years of culture. Check out the exhibits that are changed at least three times a year.
Patek Philippe Museum houses one of the largest timepieces collection in the world. Two primary collections are stored in this museum including the Antiques Collection (made up of Genevese, Swiss, and European watches) and the Patek Philippe Collection. Most of the art is made up of audiovisual presentations.
The Baur Collections are an impressive collection of Far Eastern Art. It is housed in a nineteenth century mansion that contains artwork. Some of the pieces include lacquer, sword fittings, ceramics, jade, and ivories.
Events in Geneva
Walk for Hope provides people with the opportunity to participate in the peaceful aspects of this city. You can enjoy a peaceful demonstration and help raise money for worthwhile causes. It takes place every March.
La Batie Festival happens every September and provides people with an opportunity to showcase their performance. More than twenty different types of dance are put on display during this festival.
The Cinema Tous Ecrans is an international festival that takes place each year in November to allow people to enjoy a wide variety of film and television shorts, films, and features.
Nightlife in Geneva
The nightlife in Geneva covers a wide range of activities and types of music. There is something for everyone no matter how old or young you might be.
Popular Nightclubs in Geneva
- Au Chat Noir
- La Bar Des Bergues
- Mr. Pickwick Pub
- The Leopard Room
- Victoria Hall
- White'n Silver
- Griffin's Club
Hotels in Geneva
No matter what your budget might be for staying in the ''Capital of Peace" you can find a broad range of hotels that will meet your every needs. Economical, mid-range, and luxurious are all available from these hotels located on the banks of Lake Geneva
Popular Hotels in Geneva
- Best Western Strasbourg
- Fours Seaons Hotel Des Bergues
- Hotel de Paix
- Hotel St-Gervais
- Hotel Central
- Hotel Tiffany
- Hotel President Wilson
- Le Richemond
- Les Armures