Camino de Santiago / Via Gebennensis: Walk from Geneva to Col du Mont Sion

Last winter, I walked a small part of the Camino de Santiago: I took the Via Gebennensis from Cathédrale Saint-Pierre in Geneva to Col du Mont Sion, in Haute-Savoie.

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Bains des Pâquis

The Bains des Pâquis are a public bath / beach in Geneva first built in 1872 on the north shore of Lake Geneva. It is open all year round, including January 1st when I visited in the early morning.

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Sentier du Rhône in Geneva: Walk from Lac Léman to La Plaine

Last fall, I went on a walk in Geneva, following the Sentier du Rhône (Rhône Trail) from Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) to La Plaine. The official map of the trail is available here.

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Jet d’Eau

The Jet d’Eau is a large 140m-high fountain in Lake Geneva, located in the Eaux-Vives district of Geneva next to where the lake flows into the Rhône. It is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and is visible from far away. There is a walkway, the Jetée des Eaux-Vives, to get right next to the nozzle. Here is a schedule of the operating hours of the fountain.

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Towers of Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève

The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève is a church in the old town of Geneva. It was built as a roman catholic church in the Middle Ages but became the adopted home church of Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Entrance to the main building is free, however access to the towers, with an open air observatory and a great view of Geneva and the lake, costs 5 Fr.

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