Geneva Journals

Working the U.N. in Geneva, Part II

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A December 2006 trip to Geneva by girlfromals

Merkur Confiserien Photo, Geneva, Switzerland More Photos
Quote: The continuation of my business trip to Geneva with a focus on what else ... chocolate!

Molino Pizzeria Ristorante

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Molino Pizzeria Ristorante Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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On the hunt for a late lunch on a Sunday after visiting the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, we finally settled on Molino Pizzeria located right on the historic Place du Molard. There were not many people out in the square so we were surprised this restaurant was packed full with a wait to get a table, all at 1:30 pm! We requested a table for 3 in the non- smoking section, which contributed to our wait of just under...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Molino Pizzeria Ristorante
Place Du Molard 7
Geneva
+41 22 310 99 88

Merkur Confiserien

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Merkur Confiserien Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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I was on the hunt for chocolate to take home for Christmas. There are many shops in Geneva to choose from and I chose Merkur Confiserien at which to make my purchases. I had passed by this shop a few times on my strolls down Rue du Marché. I was drawn in by the large sheets of chocolate and the truffles, oh the truffles!Since I was in Geneva in December, the store was filled with Christmas-related items and the chocolate cauldrons commemorating Escalade. The store sells more than just its own chocolates offering other well-known Swiss chocolate like Lindt on the shelves around the store. Some of these items a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Merkur Confiserien
Rue du Marché 32
Geneva, Switzerland

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire

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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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I love museums so it was only natural that on one of my days off I headed out with 2 colleagues to visit Geneva's Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Entrance to the permanent exhibits is free but it was the first Sunday of the month, meaning free entrance to the temporary exhibits as well. We headed downstairs to the archaeology level and took a wrong turn. No worries though as it took us out to the courtyard filled with stonework and grave stones dating all the way back to Roman times. We entered through another door and ended up where we had intended, ancient Greece. The museum has a good collection of ancient artifacts, including some really lovely ancient Roman jewelry and g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 5, 2007

Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
2 Rue Charles-Galland
Geneva, Switzerland 1204
+41 22 418 34 12

Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom

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Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva has a ridiculous number of chocolate shops and tearooms. Finding one to sit down in, however, can prove to be quite the challenge. Our small group had passed by Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom 3 times in an attempt to get a table with absolutely no luck. This is a popular place with the locals on the weekends and during the evenings. It was our 4th attempt that proved lucky. We did, however, have to hover around the tables waiting for someone to leave before pouncing on the empty table.It seemed like it took forever for a server to come over to our table. It was not simply because the place was hopping. This seemed to be standard across Geneva. When she did arrive, she expl...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2007

Martel Chocolaterie & Tearoom
Rue de la Croix d'or 4
Geneva, Switzerland

Chocolaterie du Rhône

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Chocolaterie du Rhône Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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Strolling through the Old City on a busy Saturday afternoon, our group was on the hunt for chocolate. We had passed by a few places and decided to return to the first place we had spotted, Chocolaterie du Rhône & Tearoom. Dozens of Escalade cauldrons overflowing with marzipan vegetables beckoned from the shop window. How could we refuse?We passed by the very long counter full of pralines and truffles and made our way to the very small seating area in the back. The place was absolutely packed with patrons of all ages, definitely a good sign. The problem? Getting a table. We simply hovered around until someone left. Fortunately, a table for 2 opened up but we were 3. Luckil...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2007

Chocolaterie du Rhône
3, rue de la Confédération
Geneva, Switzerland 1211
+41 22 311 56 14