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Henry Dunant and the International Red Cross
Geneva is the birthplace of the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Discover the story of its creation while following the footsteps of its founder Henry Dunant, its first president Gustave Moynier and the pacifist General Willhelm Henri Dufour.
Geneva and its luxury watchmaking
Enriched by the skill of the Huguenot refugees in the 16th and 17th century, Geneva has developed into a watchmaking city, which has grown into the world capital of luxury watch making with a reputation still reaches beyond its frontiers today.

Geneva, city of time : the history of the city and its watchmaking

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Calvin and the protestant Reformation
500 years ago, Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses. This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. What happened in Geneva at that time? Follow our specialized guides through 16th century when John Calvin turned Geneva into to Protestant Rome.
The Escalade of 1602
In a dark night like ink of December 1602, the destiny of Geneva's independence is at stake. Listen to the story of the incredible battle against the Duke of Savoy to save the independence of the Republic of Geneva. Meet the heroes like la Mère Royaume, still celebrated every year on the 12th of December!
Geneva, the international financial place
In the Middle Ages, Geneva was already a center for financial institutions. As early as the 17th century, Genevan bankers played major roles alongside European crowned heads and powerful people in Europe and the United States. Today, Geneva is still one of the major financial centers in the world.

The financial place Geneva, its history, todays situation

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The international Geneva
In 1920, the League of Nations established its seat in Geneva. Today, Geneva is the European headquarter of the United Nations and the most active multilateral diplomatic centre of the world. The city hosts more than 20 international organisations, a dozen semi-international organizations, some 250 NGO and over 900 international companies.
Unusual Geneva
Discover Geneva in another way through its surprising aspects: tales and legends, anecdotes and secrets, sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, sometimes scary. A tour full of mysteries !
Art, architecture and urbanisation
From the Old Town to the contemporary city, discover how art, architecture and urbanisation has evolved in Geneva at the whim of political, religious and military powers.

Architecture and urbanism in Geneva

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The development of Saint Gervais from the Middle-Ages to present day.

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Geneva's countryside and vineyards
It is often forgotten that almost half of the Canton of Geneva is agriculture and vine growing. An undulating countryside with rivers, vineyards and fields of crops, flanked by forests which offers dreamlike strolls. Let a guide take you to discover these hidden beauties!

Geneva's countryside left bank: from the lake to the Salève (Cologny, Choulex, Jussy, Hermance, etc.)

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The countryside of Geneva : history and development

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Nature and sustainable development in Geneva
For Geneva, the city endowed with more than 50 parks, one of the greenest cities in Europe, nature is fundamental to its inhabitants as well as its authorities. Discover Geneva in a different way through its parks, its history alongside the lake and the river Rhone, its quays, and the Botanical Gardens of 18 ha with more than 16’000 plants.

Geneva, a city of sustainable development

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The parcs of Geneva

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Carouge, city of the Enlightenment
Carouge is also called the Sardinian city! Come and enjoy its bistrots with their sunny terrasses and the atmosphere of the colorful market! Admire its 18th century architecture of Savoyan and Piedmontese inspiration, its pretty squares and small streets full of unique boutiques, its secret gardens in hidden backyards. A town full of ideas dedicated to the preservation of its unique environment… only 15 minutes from the center of Geneva.

Carouge town of sustainable development

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Famous characters
Geneva, a cosmopolitan city throughout history, has seen the birth of exceptional people who have made the city's fame. But a great number of renowned travellers have paid it a visit, giving another view of the city through their writings.

Woman in Geneva

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Writers and poets

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Young years of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Geneva

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