List of Christmas Markets around Lake Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Get in the holiday spirit with mulled wine, crafts fairs, Santa Claus and… Christmas markets. Here’s a non-exhaustive list with some of the most popular, or well-known Christmas markets and other celebrations around Lake Geneva

Ice skating rinks around Lake Geneva

Updated   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Beat the blues: dust off your skates and head to one of the indoor or outdoor skating rinks around Lake Leman. Season is on now! Ice skating in the city and canton of Geneva:

Looking for a Halloween Costume? Here’s where in Geneva, Lausanne and France

GENEVA, LAUSANNE – If you are still looking for a Halloween outfit, it is not too late. Long gone are the days when finding Halloween items was difficult. As always, thrift stores offer off-the-wall alternatives and nowadays supermarkets also carry a great selection. Here below, find my updated list of other specialty stores. Now, kiddies… trick…

Guide to outdoor movies in Geneva

For the updated 2016 list: click here. GENEVA, Switzerland – With high temperatures and no rain in sight, outdoor movie screenings are one of the MANY things to do in Geneva this summer. Discover where to catch outdoor films by  the park, the lake or on rooftop terraces through my complete list. (Jump directly to the…

Free French lessons in Geneva parks

GENEVA, Switzerland – The city of Geneva is offering free French lessons for novices brave enough to venture outside during these hot, summer days.

Swiss Carnival Season is Here, Find Out Where!

GENEVA, Switzerland – Carnaval, carnival, fasnacht, karnivale and brandons are some of the names by which the festive season of street celebrations filled with parades, brass bands and masquerades, that usually take place before Lent, have begun in Switzerland.

New Year’s Eve in Geneva

For New Year’s Eve 2015-2016 click here! GENEVA, Switzerland – Spending New Year’s Eve in Geneva and not wanting to celebrate it at home? Here’s what’s on —and free— during the last eve of 2014 on the streets of Geneva.