City between lake and vineyards

Geneva Region

La Terrasse

La Terrasse

Pont de la Machine

Pont de la Machine

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

A1 - Perly

A1 - Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

A1 - Dir Perly

Route de Meyrin

Route de Meyrin

Tunnel 1

Tunnel 1

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

A1 - Meyrin dir. Lausanne

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 2

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 3

Tunnel 4

Tunnel 4

Genève City

Genève City

Genève Varembé

Genève Varembé

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

ICC Panorama

ICC Panorama

A1 - Cointrin dir France

A1 - Cointrin dir France

Genève - Aéroport

Genève - Aéroport

A1 - Cointrin dir Lausanne

A1 - Cointrin dir Lausanne

Geneva Hotel Eden

Geneva Hotel Eden

A1 - Bernex dir Lausanne

A1 - Bernex dir Lausanne

A1 Bernex dir. France

A1 Bernex dir. France

Excitingly new and reassuringly traditional.

Geneva is recognized as a world-class gastronomic centre. Seven top restaurants in the city and in the surrounding canton of Geneva were awarded one or two stars in the celebrated Michelin guide 2010 and received up to 19 points in the Gault-Millau guide.
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Traditional Geneva specialities

An enthusiasm for new cuisine has not brought about the demise of traditional local dishes such as sautéed fillets of perch from Lake Geneva, longeole, a fennel-flavoured pork sausage, or a gratin de cardons (made with cardoon, a thistlelike vegetable). For dessert a traditional tarte aux poires (a pear tart) is still popular. These old Geneva specialities can still be found on the menu in brasseries and local restaurants, along with traditional Swiss dishes such as a hearty raclette or a fondue. Just as a restaurant’s offerings keep pace with the taste of its guests, Geneva as a whole has followed suit. Here cooking and dining are truly international, and every tradition and style is represented. As the international city par excellence, Geneva boats an exceptionally varied gastronomy, one that will suit every palate.

A 2000-year-old winemaking tradition

Fine food goes hand in hand with good wine, and Geneva can be proud of its 2000-year-old vineyards. Just outside the city, nearly 1500 hectares of vines produce 13.5 million litres of wine every year. In fact the canton of Geneva is home to Switzerland’s largest winegrowing municipality, Satigny. Geneva’s vineyards are equally divided between red and white grapes, in a wide range of varieties from Gewürztraminer and Viognier to Cabernet Sauvignon and an interesting Gamay / Cabernet cross, Gamaret. Among the whites, Chasselas, with its burnished golden-yellow colour, is the most popular; among the reds, light, smooth and fruity Gamay. Alongside them grow less common but all the more prized varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Riesling, Aligoté and of course aristocratic Pinot noir. Deliciously smooth, it charms and seduces us, just like Geneva, this haven of food and wine lovers.

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