Discover Geneva's Celebrated Attractions

Experiences

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Nestled between the Alps, Lake Geneva and the Rhône River, Geneva offers visitors the best of both natural beauty and cultural enrichment. Here, guests will discover idyllic parks, fashionable boutiques, legendary cuisine, curated museums and points of interest, all of which are easily accessible from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva.

Personalize Your Vacation

Discover everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, which is near all top attractions. Day trips to destinations further afield, including wineries and Chamonix Mont Blanc, are also accessible. The hotel offers the expert guidance of its concierge in planning personalized itineraries.

Skiing on Swiss Alps
One Hotel Is Close to It All
From Museums to Landmarks

Perfectly situated at the crossroads of Europe, Geneva is an international destination that retains its sense of charm.

Highlights
Lake Geneva and Jet d'Eau Views

The Water Fountain

Since 1891 it has graced the centre of Geneva's harbour, and is the must-see tourist attraction! Used initially for distributing the Rhône's propelling force to the city's craftspeople, the magnificent water jet is 140 meters high, with 500 liters of water passing through it per second at a speed of 200 km per hour!

Geneva’s Old Town

Carouge, Geneva’s Small Italy

Just a stone's throw from the city centre, Carouge will transport you to Southern Europe. Relax by strolling through shady terraces, numerous independent shops and artisanal workshops in Carouge's alleys and passageways. At night, experience the area's unique ambiance thanks to its many trendy restaurants and bars.

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour

Wineries

Although not known for its wine, Geneva’s winegrowing region is easily the most picturesque in the world and the largest in Switzerland producing 13.5 million liters annually. Walk through beautiful vineyards and enjoy wine tastings and open cellar weekends, though some by appointment only.

Things To Do
Parks
  • Ariana Park

  • Bastions Park and Reformation Wall

  • Conservatory and Botanical Garden 

  • English Garden

  • La Grange Park

  • Mon Repos Park

  • Perle du Lac Park

                                                                                                

Museums
  • Ariana Museum 

  • Art and History museum 

  • Barbier-Mueller Museum 

  • Centre of Contemporary Art 

  • CERN

  • Ethnographic museum MEG 

  • Geneva Photography Center

  • History of Science Museum

  • International Museum of the Red Cross

  • Maison Tavel

  • Modern Art museum MAMCO

  • Natural History Museum

  • Patek Philippe Museum

                             

Landmarks
  • Jet d’Eau

  • St. Peter’s Cathedral 

  • Geneva Old Town

  • Bains de Paquis

  • Carouge

  • Palais des Nations

  • Mont Saleve

  • Geneva’s winegrowing region 

  • Rue du Rhône

So Much To See and Do in Geneva

Geneva is a great city for children on holiday to explore. On warm days, take the kids to the tropical Aquapark where they can splash and play, or enjoy a spot of horseback riding, putt-putt golf or bowling. On colder days head to one of the many indoor playgrounds found throughout the city.

Family Moments

Children, Welcome!

From the moment of check-in to departure, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix welcomes families with a range of offers and activities to be enjoyed at the hotel or in the inspiring surrounding outdoors.

Kids Pastry Class
Our Favourites
Kids Pastry Class

Pastry Classes

Meet our Pastry Chef and bake together typical Swiss desserts. Classes are subject to availability and have to be reserved in advance with our Concierge.

Philippe Pascöet Chocolate Box

Chocolate Workshop

Learn how to create your chocolate sculpture with an expert team of Maîtres Chocolatiers Suisses. Workshops are to be reserved through Concierge and are subject to availability.

Lake Geneva – Stand up paddle

Summer and Winter Activities

Enjoy a various range of activities arranged by our Concierge: wakeboard, kayag, stand-up paddle, boating, fishing, sailing in summer; ice skating, dog-sledding, ski, snowboard and much more in winter.

Attractions for Kids and Teenagers
Indoor Activities

Bowling

Laser Game

Escape Game

Natural History Museum

Science Museum

Outdoor Activities

Attraction parks

Baby Plage Beach

Biking and karting

Gavotte Kids Farm

Horse Riding

Fishing, boating, sailing, wakeboard, stand-up paddle

Ice skating, dog-sledding, ski, snowboard

At the Hotel

Ritz Kids check-in

Treasure hunt

Pastry Class

Chocolate workshops

Children menus

Kids amenities

Crib/rollaway bed

Baby-Plage

A lovely sand beach and green grass area equipped with tire swings and a jungle gym ideal for families with small children.

 

Bastions Park

A must-visit park located in the heart of the city. There you will find the renowned Reformation Wall, the black and white giant chessboards, a restaurant and a big playground for kids.

 

Bâtie Woods

A wood in the middle of the city with inspiring walks through 12 hectares of natural forest. Located next to the Arve River, the forest hosts an anima park and a large play area for the children.

 

Biking 

Rent a bike for all the family and explore the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva with new eyes.

 

Bubbles Kids Club

A multi-activity club offering a various range of sport and art classes.

 

Conservatory and Botanical Garden

With a living collection of 14,000 species from around the world and a historical herbarium with 6 million botanical specimens, the Botanical Gardens are a living museum with greenhouses, herbarium and a zoo.

 

Escape Game

An interactive adventure played in small group where all the players are locked in theme rooms to solve riddles in order to get out.

 

Laser Game 

Held in a labyrinth built on multiple floors, the laser game is all about speed and precision. The mission is to hit as many players with your laser gun.

 

Les Corsaires

Discover the best address for boat trips on pedal boats, powerboats and sailboats, as well as its sailing courses.

 

Madeleine Carousel (during Winter)

Take a tour on Geneva most famous merry-go-round located in the Old Town.

Distance: 750 m / Walking distance: 10 min 

 

Miniature Boats

From April to June, British ferries, cruise and steamships take on board young captains who play in the inflows of Lake Geneva.

 

Mini Train Tour 

Explore Geneva on a Mini Train taking you on a 30-minute journey along Geneva’s left bank to discover its landmarks and parks. 

 

Museum of the History of Science 

Located in the beautiful Mon Repos Park, the museum highlights a collection of ancient scientific instruments from the 17th to the 19th century and documents the scientific progress in different fields such as astronomy, microscopy, electricity and meteorology.

 

Natural History Museum

Discover the largest museum of natural history of Switzerland with four floors of exhibits and activities all year round.

 

Palais des Nations

Be one of the 100,000 visitors to discover the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. From The Salle des Pas Perdus to the Assembly Hall, the guides will will walk you through the history of the palace as well as the current UN activities.

 

Yatouland Park

A true paradise from children up to 10 years hold, Yatouland Park offers bouncy castles, karaoke, laser game, paintball, escape game, a water park and different playground areas.

Alpine Garden

The ideal setting to relax and walk through a magnificent collection of plants and rock formation.

 

Aquatis – Aquarium and Vivarium in Lausanne

Immerse yourselves in a journey on the five continents to discover the world’s freshwater ecosystems.

 

Aquaparc

Let your children live memorable adventures in the wave pools, pirate ship and lazy river.

 

Cailler Chocolate Factory  

A sweet adventure awaits at Maison Cailler in Broc. Explore the history of chocolate through multi-sensorial experiences and enjoy the finest variety of flavors during the chocolate tasting.

 

Gavotte's Farm

Let your children interact with farm animals and ride ponies in the company of specialists in Geneva’s beautiful countryside.

 

Horse riding 

Three miles from the center of Geneva, the Onex stables offer riding school and pension for horses and ponies.

 

Mont Salève Cable Car

The cable car of Mont Salève carries you to an altitude of 1,100 meters in less than five minutes. Immense playground for sports lovers, it’s the place to be to experience paragliding, climbing, mountain biking, trekking and more.

 

On’Kart 

Take fun karting lessons on a circuit from 700 to 1500 meters followed by snacks and drinks.

 

Signal de Bougy 

One of Switzerland’s biggest adventure parks, Signal de Bougy features a treetop park, playgrounds, mini train, mini gold, kids club and boating activities.

 

Ski at St Cergues 

Enjoy skiing in the closest Swiss resort from Geneva. St Cergues is a small domain suitable for kids and beginners. Ask our Concierge to organize trip and lessons.

 

Toboganning Park

Snowtube in the Vaudois Alps and combine fun and adrenaline in the park’s slopes.

 

Vivarium 

Observe superb snakes, lizards, crocodiles and turtles from the all around the world in a natural environment.                

 

Zoo Servion

At Servion Zoo, Siberian tigers, lions, monkeys, panthers and many other animals fascinate children and adults alike. Open all year round, the largest animal park in French-speaking Switzerland is a must for family holidays.

College du Leman

Geneva English School

International School of Geneva

On-Site Outlets
24-hour Fitness Center at The Ritz-Carlton Geneva

Fitness Center

Whether you wish to keep in shape or to relax, the Fitness Center is open to guests 24h.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Complimentary