Geneva Journals

Geneva and Montreaux

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A travel journal to Geneva by jipp05

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Quote: Places I visited on a Christmas trip to Geneva and Montreaux

Montreux Christmas Markets

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Attraction | "Festive fun "

Montreux Christmas Markets Photo, Montreux, Switzerland
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When staying in Geneva just before Christmas we decided to have a day trip to Montreux to visit the Christmas market as the one in Geneva was absolutely pitiful and consisted of about 5 different stalls. It really was pathetic and not Chritsmassy in the slightest. I had read on the internet that the one in Montreux was much larger and was becoming larger and better every year so I thought that it was worth the visit. We got the train from Geneva which cost about £22 each and took just over an hour each way. The trains were comfortable and regular so I personally didn’t mind the travel time between the two cities. We arrived in Montreux in the early afternoon and as soon as we c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 21, 2013

Montreux Christmas Markets
Grand-Rue 24 Case postale 1401
Montreux, Switzerland CH-1820

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO)

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Attraction | "Dull and pretentious "

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO) Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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On our last day in Geneva we weren’t flying home until late in the evening and as it was raining we decided we would visit some museums. We all couldn’t agree where to go but as I wanted to visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and others in the group wanted to go somewhere else we agreed to split up and meet later. Myself and one other friend who was also interested in modern art went off together to try and find the museum and trust me when I say it isn’t that easy to find. We found the building where the museum is housed easily enough and it was about a ten minute walk from the centre of the city. I had read some reviews on the museum before we visited and although they were m...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on January 21, 2013

Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCO)
10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers
Geneva, Switzerland 1205
+41 22 320 61 22

Chillon Castle/Château de Chillon

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Attraction | "See History Come to Life "

Chillon Castle/Château de Chillon Photo, Montreux, Switzerland
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When we were visiting Switzerland a few days before Christmas we were mainly based in Geneva but we knew that we wanted to see some other parts of the country and having read about the Montreux Christmas Market we decided to get the train from Montreux to Geneva and make an entire day out of it. The only thing about Montreux that really knew about was the Jazz festival but I had a look on the internet to see what other sights the city had to visit and was immediately drawn to the Chateau de Chillon. I am a huge fan of visiting castles and this one looked like it was really well preserved so it went on the list and we made plans to visit it before we went to the Christmas Markets in the evening....Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2013

Chillon Castle/Château de Chillon
Avenue De Chillon 21
Montreux, Switzerland
+41 (21) 966 8910

Cafe de Paris

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Restaurant | "A Geneva Institution "

Cristal Hotel Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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Before visiting Geneva I did some research on places to visit, restaurants, bars etc. and one place that kept popping up on recommended places to eat was the Café de Paris. The more I read about the restaurant the more curious I was to visit and decided to hunt it out when we got there.~~~~~~~~~~ Location ~~~~~~~~~~Luckily for me I didn’t have to hunt very hard and the restaurant was literally located a few metres from the hotel we were staying in making it really convenient. It is located on the Rue de Mont-Blanc which is one of the main roads from the train station down to the lake so it is pretty easy to find. It isn’t in the most picturesque location as its neighbours inclu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 21, 2013

Cafe de Paris
26 rue de Mont-Blanc
Geneva, Switzerland
022/732 84 50

Cristal Hotel

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Hotel | "The worst staff of any hotel I have stayed in"

Cristal Hotel Photo, Geneva, Switzerland
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I had nothing to do with booking the hotel during my pre-Christmas break to Geneva as I left this to my friends to organise so I was looking forward to seeing what they had booked. As they had a set budget to play with and with Geneva being as expensive as it is I was half expecting to find myself in a hotel room the size of a shoe box with a shared bathroom so I suppose I should be grateful that I actually got a decent sized room with my own private bathroom.~~~~~~~~~~ Hotel Cristal ~~~~~~~~~~The Hotel Cristal is a three star ‘design’ hotel that is located close to the central station in Geneva. I really liked the location of the hotel as it was only a 5 minute walk to the Lak...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on January 21, 2013

Cristal Hotel
4 RUE PRADIER
Geneva, Switzerland
22-7313400