The Barbier-Mueller Museum, founded in 1977, is located at 10 rue Jean-Calvin, in Geneva, Switzerland.Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from "primitive" civilizations around the world.
Bois de la Bâtie (Bâtie Woods) A forest in the middle of the city. Description; Access ; The Bois de la Bâtie offers magnificent trips on 12 hectars of natural forest. Since its creation in 1874, the wood and its oak trees have been a favourite spot for nature lovers. The park and its various sports and leisure amenities is very close to the Jonction district, where the rivers Rhône and ...
Linguist, musician and knight, the Duke of Brunswick, Charles d’Este-Guelph, was a unique individual indeed. Born in 1804, he was expelled from his duchy in 1830, located in what is now Germany. He fled into exile to various European cities including Paris, where he made a fortune and then moved to Geneva.
With more than 350,000 pieces covering five hundred years of history! Integrated into the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire during its creation in 1910, the Cabinet d’Arts Graphiques, which was installed in 1952, is located next to the Old Town in the former Diodati-Plantamour mansion – Promenade du Pin, No 5. A prestigious
La demeure qu’a occupée Voltaire à Genève entre 1755 et 1760 abrite aujourd’hui le Musée Voltaire. Le Musée. Inauguré officiellement en 1954, le Musée Voltaire propose de nombreuses œuvres et objets évoquant la vie de Voltaire. Sa collection permanente est constituée pour l’essentiel des tableaux légués par Theodore Besterman, milliardaire fondateur de l’Institut, et de meubles ayant appartenu à Voltaire. L'entrée au public est libre.
Visit the International Museum of the Reformation and discover the Reformation from 1536 to the present. The MIR (International Museum of the Reformation) in Geneva retraces the history of the Reformation movement initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and others.
Jet d'Eau, literally meaning 'water jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Originally, in 1886 they built the fountain to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière.
La plus célèbre des horloges genevoises est sans conteste l'horloge fleurie du Jardin anglais. Aussi emblématique que le Jet d'eau et mitraillée par l’objectif des touristes, l'horloge fleurie allie à la perfection les savoir-faire horloger et horticole.
MAMCO welcomes Pablo Picasso’s Buste de mousquetaire of 1968, acquired in 2017 by the Web community QoQa.ch. The 40,000 shares costing 50 CHF required for the acquisition of this painting, all found takers in … 48 hours, thus marking the first acquisition of an important work of modern art by an online community.
Musée Ariana. The Ariana Museum brings under one roof the City of Geneva’s collections of ceramics and glass. It is the only museum in Switzerland - and one of the most important in Europe - devoted entirely to kilncraft. With over 27’000 objects, the collections illustrate seven centuries of ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe and the East.
Site internet des Musées d'art et d'histoire Haut lieu de la réflexion sur les sociétés humaines, le Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, dont les bâtiments se trouvent au boulevard Carl-Vogt propose au travers de ses expositions une variété de lectures anthropologiques des phénomènes sociaux et culturels qui traversent le monde actuel.
MEG, Musée d'ethnographie de Genève Le MEG, c’est un Musée profondément humain. Ouvert sur le monde, il propose des éclairages multiples (sciences humaines, arts, traditions vivantes) et envisage sous divers angles les enjeux de la société actuelle.
Musée Rath. A symbol of Geneva’s interest in the arts, the Musée Rath hosts the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire’s temporary exhibitions some two to three times per year. Opened to the public in 1826, the building was one of the first in Europe to have been conceived from the beginning to host and exhibit works of art.
Natural History Museum. The National History Museum was inaugurated in 1966, a few years after it was built, with new galleries adding up in subsequent years, attracting today over 250'000 visitors a year. You will quickly realise that visiting Switzerland’s largest natural history exhibition is much like taking a trip down memory lane.
Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.
2. Palais Wilson: the memory and hostage of Geneva. By Joëlle Kuntz * Translated by Viviane Lowe . The imposing sandstone building by the lake known today as Palais Wilson, wich has served as the headquarters of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights since 1998, is the oft- revived corpse of an unlucky structure.
Consulter l’index des animaux du parc animalier du Bois-de-la-Bâtie. Informations pratiques pour la visite. Le parc animalier du Bois-de-la-Bâtie est ouvert au public, mais interdit aux chiens. Horaires. Le parc aux animaux est ouvert tous les jours, gratuitement, aux horaires suivants: novembre à mars: de 8h à 18h; avril - octobre: de 8h à 20h.
Situé dans le prolongement des parcs Mon Repos et Moynier, ce parc doit son nom à l’épouse de Hans Wilsdorf, fondateur des montres Rolex. En effet, celle-ci se serait exclamée "Ceci est la perle du lac" en découvrant le point de vue idyllique que ce parc offre sur le Léman.
Passage de Monetier is the former secret passage of Geneva, used as a part of more complex system of hidden pasages for unnoticed soldiers transfers and civilians escape. Today it is a popular attraction which is however denied to tourists, except of few lucky ones, as it is closed by gate all year round except on two days in December, during the Escalade festival.
Patek Philippe is a swiss watchmaker in Geneva, Switzerland specialized in making wristwatch es and timepieces for timekeeping. Henri Stern Patek Philippe museum in Plainpalais, Geneva, is a watch museum where antique, complicated pocket watch es, and minature enamel crafts can be discovered in the museum's library and archives.
Place du Bourg-de-Four History of Place du Bourg-de-Four. Origin of the name: 1) Allobroges term given long long time ago to this square built outside of Old Town walls, as Borg de Feur means "Village Outside". 2) The name might come from Latin words Forum des Burgondes, meaning Forum of Burgundians, east Germanic tribe living here in 5th century.
La pointe de la Jonction est le lieu de départ de plusieurs activités aquatiques telles que le kayak ou le rafting. Animations estivales Durant tout l'été, une petite buvette et des chaises longues sont à disposition du public à la pointe de la Jonction, où sont également organisées diverses animations.
A visit to the city of Geneva can start in the square of the railway station (Place Cornavin), and then go down the Rue du Mont Blanc to the bridge of the same name, which connects the modern with the old Geneva. Mont Blanc Bridge crosses the vast Lake Geneva (or Geneva).
Reformation Wall (Mur des Réformateurs) is the international monument to the Reformation the great leaders of the Christian Reformation. The monument is located in Geneva Switzerland. The monument also includes important events and documents that changed the world as we know it today.
THE GAME. You sneak into a room full of intriguing objects. You should find all secret hints and solve the challenging enigmas in order to accomplish your mission and escape from the room within 60 minutes. The MISSION. A mysterious scientist lives in the XVIII century house at the Bourg-de-Four Square right in the centre of Geneva.
The architecture of the Cathedral of Saint Pierre has undergone more than one change during the course of its history. Its first phase of construction dates back to 1160 and lasted nearly a century. Under the Reformation, it became a Protestant place of worship from 1535.
Maison Tavel, meaning Tavel House, is the oldest house in Geneva, built in the 12th century by the Maison family. In 1334, the house was reconstructed following a devastating fire. In 1963, the house was purchased by the city of Geneva and remade into the museum of history of Geneva.
Timescape is 1 minute walk from the train station We are ideally situated behind Cornavin train station, near Parc des Cropettes. Trams, buses, trains are widely available in this central area of Geneva. You can visit us easily from Lausanne or from the whole Lake Geneva region.