For a journey between France and Switzerland, and for organizing your corporate event, Geneva is the ideal destination! This easily accessible city, with its authentic charm and high quality of life, is a must-visit on your exploration of the Alps. With Agency 1786, delve into its history, local specialties like chocolate, traditions such as watchmaking, renowned monuments, and its famous Jet d'Eau! Discover all our activities in Geneva and its surroundings, as well as the range of services we offer for your tailor-made stays, airport transfers, and corporate seminars

Visit Geneva, a cosmopolitan city on the shores of Lake Geneva

Geneva is an international Swiss city, partly due to the presence of global organizations such as the United Nations or the World Health Organization. You will enjoy strolling through its cobbled streets, where cultures blend, and where local craftsmanship is widely showcased.

Where is Geneva located?

Geneva is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It is 30 minutes from Annemasse, 50 minutes from Annecy, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 1 hour from both Thonon-les-Bains and Lausanne, and 1 hour and 10 minutes from Évian-les-Bains

View of a street in Geneva where flags of Switzerland and the canton of Geneva are spread

How to visit Geneva in 1 or 2 days?

If you have just one day in Geneva and want to see the city's must-visit sites, start with the Old Town, where you'll be charmed by its ancient houses, towers, and cobblestone streets lined with numerous restaurants. Your stroll will lead you to Saint Pierre Cathedral, the Reformation Wall, and Place Neuve, home to the Grand Théâtre and the statue of General Henri Dufour, the country's first cartographer.

Famous view of Geneva's Jet d'Eau, in front of which a boat with a Swiss flag passes

Next, head to the lakeshore, where the Rhône River forms from the waters of Lake Geneva. A few kilometers downstream, the river splits in two, creating the arm of the Arve. Along the shore, beautiful parks offer moments of green respite amidst the city's hustle and bustle. You'll spot the famous Flower Clock, one of the city's symbols. Crossing the Mont-Blanc Bridge, you'll reach the Brunswick Monument. Then, one of Geneva's most iconic activities is to admire its emblematic Jet d'Eau, shooting into the sky nearly 140 meters high. Continuing this delightful lakeside stroll, you'll soon come across the impressive Palace of Nations. Finally, don't leave Geneva without tasting some delicious Swiss chocolate, one of the country's undeniable specialties!

Panorama of the nascent Rhône from Lake Geneva, in the center of Geneva

If you have two days in Geneva, consider taking an exciting guided tour of CERN, one of the world's most influential laboratories for particle physics. Also, visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and the Patek Philippe Museum, one of Switzerland's and the world's most famous watchmaking companies. It was thanks to them that the keyless winding system for watches was invented. Your steps will also take you to the Botanical Conservatory, where villas, a library, herbariums, and various gardens await you, for a refreshing break close to nature. Finally, head to the Carouge district in the south of the city to immerse yourself in the world of Geneva's artists and artisans.

What documents are required to go to Switzerland?

Citizens of the European Union and the Schengen Area only need a valid passport or identity card to enter Swiss territory.

For other nationalities, a Swiss visa may be required. However, this is not the case for Americans or Canadians, among others. Please check here to verify whether a visa is required for your country of origin.

Our activities in Geneva for your trip to the Alps

To fully enjoy all the advantages of Geneva during your stay in the Alps, we organize a captivating guided tour for you! Trace the history of the canton of Geneva, closely linked to that of Savoie and the Dukes of Savoie. Your guide takes you on an exploration through the picturesque alleys of the city, discovering all its emblematic places. Wander through the old town, explore the interior of Saint-Pierre Cathedral, then stroll along the shores of Lake Geneva while catching sight of the magnificent Mont Blanc...

After this cultural activity in Geneva, why not embark on a memorable private cruise on Lake Geneva? On the agenda: spots for a refreshing swim, grandiose villas on the lake shores, privileged views of the Mont Blanc massif, and above all, relaxation while enjoying a remarkable landscape and a peaceful atmosphere...

Your tailor-made stay around Geneva

You've just arrived in Geneva and you're eager to discover the richness of the surrounding regions? After your activities in Geneva, we organize private excursions for you to Haute-Savoie and Switzerland that will meet all your expectations for your personalized trip to the Alps!

Departing from Geneva, your chauffeur takes you for a day to Annecy, where a local guide welcomes you for a gourmet Food Tour in the heart of the old town of Annecy. Learn more about the history of the city and its iconic monuments while tasting numerous delicious specialties. In the afternoon, a superb cruise is offered on Lake Annecy, amidst a magnificent landscape...

You can also opt for a wonderful day in Chamonix. Start your exploration with the mythical Aiguille du Midi, taking the cable car that leads you to 3,842 meters above sea level. After this memorable experience with a passionate guide of the Alps peaks, we reserve lunch for you in one of the best restaurants in Chamonix to taste a delicious local dish! Your afternoon will unfold at the pace of your steps with a guided tour of Chamonix, whose history is marked by the exploits of the many climbers who have tackled the highest mountains of the Mont Blanc massif...

From Geneva, we also offer you to explore the charming medieval village of Yvoire, built on the French shores of Lake Geneva, or to take a Tour of the Savoyard Vineyards for an immersion in the world of Savoie wines.

Then, hit the road for Switzerland and discover the picturesque Gruyère, where you will taste cheeses and chocolates that make Switzerland's reputation. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of Gruyère's narrow streets! Want to taste even more Swiss delights? We take you to the vineyards of Lavaux to learn all about the winemaker's craft and vineyard work. Of course, don't leave without savoring some of their exceptional wines, with the majestic Mont Blanc massif as a backdrop! This excursion ends in the impressive Chillon Castle, perched above Lake Geneva and whose medieval atmosphere will transport you back in time.

Looking for a trusted agency to organize your activities in Geneva and your custom stay in the region? Our team is at your disposal to create the itinerary of your dreams! We design, for you, a personalized circuit, with must-visit destinations, charming accommodations, original experiences, transportation, and dining!

View of Chillon Castle, perched on the edge of Lake Geneva, with high peaks in the background
View of the Palais de l'Isle and the Thiou canal in Annecy, to be discovered thanks to an excursion from Geneva
Panorama of the castle of the village of Yvoire, erected on the shores of Lake Geneva

Your private transfers from Geneva airport

Geneva boasts an international airport frequently used for winter stays in the Alps. Have you booked your flight to go skiing in the most beautiful French resorts? We offer our private transfer services to reach the resort of your choice, whether it's Courchevel, Méribel, Val d'Isère, Val Thorens, La Plagne, Morzine, Les Gets, or Châtel. After booking your journey, your driver welcomes you at the airport exit, takes care of your luggage, and takes you to your destination with a pleasant drive and a modern, fully-equipped vehicle (four-wheel drive and snow tires).

Throughout the rest of the year, Geneva airport is the ideal access point for exploring Switzerland or the French Alps. We organize your transfers, whether it's in Switzerland or France. Feel free to contact us for more information!

Your seminar in Geneva and other corporate events

Geneva also represents the perfect destination to bring together your colleagues from all over the world, whether from France or Switzerland! Easily accessible thanks to the airport and the centrally located train station, it also offers a significant number of accommodations, suitable for both small and large groups. Meeting rooms, conference facilities, restaurants, a variety of team-building activities, and unique venues for your corporate events: Geneva caters to all your needs for seminars.

Discover our Book of Ideas and all our activities in Geneva for a successful gathering with colleagues! Share your expectations for organizing your corporate event, and our team will get back to you promptly with a proposal that meets your requirements.

For further information, explore all the services provided by Agence 1786. We remain at your disposal to discuss with you.