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Chillon castle

Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland

webchillon.ch phone+41 21 966 89 10

Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel located in the most beautiful setting imaginable - on the shores of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps. This monument with over 1'000 years of history, has always inspired artists and writers, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, from Delacroix to Courbet. The castle is open every day of the year, except the 1st of January and the 25th of December.

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Lavaux wine region

Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Switzerland


The picturesque 800-year-old terraced wine region Lavaux on Lake Geneva (between Lausanne and Vevey) has been in the Unesco world heritage site since 2007. The 830-hectare terraced area is devoted to the production of some of Switzerland's finest wines, including eight wines with the AOC quality label, among them Dézaley, Calamin, Epesses and St Saphorin. The wine region lies in a zone under pressure from construction, and those behind the bid were keen to preserve the landscape and secure the region's future.

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Lake parade - techno-music festival

Parc Mon Repos, Geneva, Switzerland


The Lake Parade is the largest outdoor techno-music parade, which is organised every year from 1997, on month of July, in Geneva on the quay of Lake Geneva. Every year thousands of people from many countries are arriving to the Parade and dance until the early hours of Sunday. Many of them are scantily and crazily dressed. It is a long-day affair for the young and the young-at-heart.

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Bâtiment des Forces Motrices - theatre & concerts

Place des Volontaires 2, Genève, Switzerland

webbfm.ch phone+41 22 322 12 20

This theatre and concert hall, located centrally at the island in the middle of the Rhône, was originally, in 1886, a hydroelectric and pumping station, moving vast quantities of water from the low-lying river to factories, fountains, and private homes. In 1997 it was radically rebuilt and reopened as a venue for classical and rock concerts, theater, fashion defiles, and political rallies. You'll recognize the place by its neoclassical brickwork and by the trio of gods (Neptune, Ceres, and Mercury).

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Flower clock (L'horloge fleurie)

Quai du Général-Guisan, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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Flower clock is an internationally known symbol of Geneva watch industry. It has been located between the Mont Blanc bridge and at the edge of the "Jardin Anglais" (English garden) since 1955. It is a masterpiece of technology and floral art. The Flower Clock is the largest in the world (it is more than 2.5 meters long). Usually, around 6500 flowers and shrubs, are used as decoration. The decoration is changed every spring.

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Water Jet (Jet d'Eau)

Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland


One of the largest fountain in the world is located at the Lake Geneva and is one of the city's most famous landmarks. The first Jet d'Eau was installed in 1886. The present Jet d'Eau was built in 1951. 500 litres (132 gallons) of water per second are jetted to an altitude of 140 metres (459 feet) by two 500 kW pumps, operating at 2,400 V, consuming over one megawatt of electricity. Since 2003, the fountain has operated during the day all year round, except in case of frost and particularly strong wind.

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Brunswick Monument

Mont-Blanc, 1201 Genève, Switzerland


Facing the lake, Brunswick monument is an impressive mausoleum with a surprising structure and history. It was built 1879 in neo-gothic style at the request of the Duke of Brunswick, Charles d’Este-Guelph (1830-1873)- the eccentric noble figure, linguist, musician and knight. It is a historical replica of the Scaligeri family tomb in Verona dating from the 14th century. It was built in the Jardin des Alpes, in the former natural harbor of Pâquis.

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Saint-Pierre Cathedral

Place du Bourg-de-Four 24, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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Built in 12 century, this famous Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral with a Neoclassical facade dominates the center of Geneva. It is best known for its historic significance as the church where John Calvin (one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation) gave his inspiring sermons during the mid-16th century. Inside the church is a wooden chair used by Calvin. The area beneath the Cathedral has recently been excavated extensively, revealing a rich history of the site dating back to the time of the Roman Empire.

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