Geneva, Switzerland

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Jet d’Eau

Geneva is so beautiful in the sunshine! I was only here for one day, but I tried to fit in as much as possible – visiting Lake Geneva & the Vieille Ville (Old Town), all the while trying to eat as much cheese as possible!

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My sister-in-law Nikki goes often to Geneva and she recommended Bains Des Paquis, where you can either eat with a beautiful view or enjoy the sauna, hamman, Turkish bath, or massages. My hotel had a sauna, so I just came to eat with a view of the Lake Geneva!

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View of the Jet d’Eau

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I think because the sun was shining, everyone wanted to enjoy lunch outside!

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I went with the cheese plate and a glass of wine

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From Lonely Planet:

When landing by plane, this lakeside fountain is your first dramatic glimpse of Geneva. The 140m-tall structure shoots up water with incredible force – 200km/h, 1360 horsepower – to create the sky-high plume, kissed by a rainbow on sunny days. At any one time, 7 tonnes of water are in the air, much of which sprays spectators on the pier beneath. Two or three times a year it is illuminated pink, blue or another colour to mark a humanitarian occasion.

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Quick selfie with the Jet d’Eau

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Heading into the beautiful Vieille Ville for a stroll.

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L’horloge fleurie, the symbol of the city’s watchmakers

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St. Pierre Cathedral

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St. Pierre Cathedral

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La Clémence

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Small glass of wine with olives

I did a lot of research for my only dinner in Geneva and decided on Café du Soleil. Café du Soleil is more than 400 years old!! If you want the best cheese fondue in Geneva, this is the place!

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Café du Soleil

 

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I could only get a reservaton at 17:30 – about half an hour later the place was packed!

 

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Malakoff – a fried cheese ball found only in Western Switzerland

 

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The cheese fondue was so so so delicious!

 

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Meringue with double cream from Gruyère

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