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Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)
Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Intersection of rue Verdaine, rue des Chaudronniers, rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva, 1204

The Basics

Attractions in Geneva’s Old Town include the International Museum of the Reformation, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and the Museum of Art and History. At the entrance to Old Town is the English Garden and the Flower Clock, made of more than 6,500 living flowers. Many visitors to Old Town explore by themselves and go at their own pace. It’s also possible to join a guided walking tour or Segway tour that includes other Geneva attractions.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Geneva

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A must do in Geneva
Terry_C, May 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Having a delicious Happy Birthday cake for my friend and the group singing the birthday song. Noah, our guide, taught us so many interesting things about Geneva.
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Great tour with Noa
Ayelet_G, May 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
This tour was absolutely amazing, mainly due to Noa - the guide who was soooo great. Lively and animated, very knowledgeable and fun. Chocolate just added to the whole fun vibe.
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Geneva chocolate tour
Bassam_D, May 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Tour guide was very good and funny, highly recommend . Chocolate was on the heavy side though. Belgium chocolate wins every time
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Great guide, great tour, great chocolate
David_G, Apr 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Margaux gave great tour of Geneva with highlights and local history. The chocolate tasting was well planned, tasty and included great background and history of Swiss chocolate.
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Perfect tour
Bonnie_F, Apr 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
All great! Noah was wonderful. Smart. Funny. Entertaining. Knowledgeable about chocolate and history of Geneva. Chocolate was delicious. Very highly recommend this tour.
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I had a very enjoyable...
Amnah_A, Apr 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
I had a very enjoyable time and tasted the most delicious Joklet.. I visited Geneva before, but this is the first time I know about its history and about the old city.. I suggest to go through this experience.. The guide was funny and her explanation was simple and rich.. Thank you
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Great tour of Old Geneva.
Rachel_S, Mar 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Noah was an amazing guide…warm, personable, knowledgeable about chocolate and the history of the city of Geneva. Full of riveting stories. We loved our time on this tour.
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Noah was an absolute...
Renate_K, Mar 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Noah was an absolute fantastic tourguide. She captured us from the beginning to the end with the way she presented this tour.
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I recommend it
hassanalsufyani, Mar 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
The best guide Noa for this tour she's full of information about Chocolate and the city we have better information now and better taste 👌
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Caitlin_O, Mar 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
This was the perfect tour to get to know Geneva’s history through chocolate. Noa was our guide and was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable and charismatic; she was able to answer all of our questions and made the three hour tour super fun. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Geneva
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Noah, top tour guide
jamesmashhouri, Feb 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Noah was such a friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide. We learnt about the history of the city as well as tasting some outstanding chocolate would definitely recommend, James and Rachel :)
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The old town and story of...
Kenneth_R, Feb 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
The old town and story of the chocolate maker k. Geneva - very entertaining. The tour guide Noah is awesome and very energetic .

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A combined ticket is available for the cathedral, the archaeological museum in the basement, and the Reformation Museum.

  • The Museum of Art and History is free to enter.

  • There are many antique shops and art galleries on the Grand-Rue in the Old Town.

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How to Get There

Geneva’s Old Town is situated on the left bank of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Cars and other vehicles are not allowed in most of the Old Town, so plan to walk or cycle around the neighborhood. Between May and October you can borrow bikes for free for up to four hours from Genèveroule, outside the train station. The city also has buses, trolley buses, and trams for traveling longer distances.

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When to Get There

Many museums throughout Geneva are free on the first Sunday of the month, so this is a good time to visit the Old Town’s museums. Geneva is especially nice during the warmer months (May to October), and strolling with an ice cream through the Old Town and along the lakefront is a popular pastime of locals and visitors alike.

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Visit Bern’s Old Town

For more Old Town history and culture, visit the Altstadt in Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Most of it was built in the 15th century, after a fire devastated older buildings. There are more than 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) of covered arcades, as well as 11 decorative fountains.

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