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Circuit découverte : La ville de Genève

Road in Annemasse
24.3 km
Road
3h
Easy
  • Difference in height
    291 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
Points of interest
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2 The flower clock in Geneva
The most famous clock in Geneva is without doubt the flower clock in the English Garden!<br/>The flower clock is just as iconic as the water jet and is much photographed by tourists. It combines the perfection of clock-making and botanical skills. Created in 1955, this floral clock is still a renowned example throughout the world.
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3 The water jet in Geneva
Built in 1891, the water jet in Geneva is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions. This icon encapsulates the ambition and vitality which have made the city famous - a city which now focuses on the environment and the future.
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5 Saint-Pierre de Genève Cathedral
This cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter and an iconic symbol of Geneva (which it overlooks from the hill of Veille-Ville) also symbolises the influence of Protestant Rome.<br/>A cathedral and religious community has been on the site of Saint-Pierre since the 4th century AD. Up until the 11th century, just a single building stood on the site. However, in the 12th century the first prince-bishop of Geneva, Arducius de Faucigny, began the construction of the cathedral we can see today. The work took about a century - from 1150 to 1250.
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10 The Museum of Art and History, Geneva
The Museum of Art and History is one of the largest museums in Switzerland.<br/>It houses around 650,000 objects, including key pieces and unique works. Some of its collection is exhibited over five floors and includes applied art, fine art and archeological objects. Each year, the museum also puts on a dozen or so temporary exhibitions, which have included subjects ranging from Picasso, to Roger Pfund and Akhenaton.
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11 The Natural History Museum
This museum is the largest natural history museum in Switzerland. Its collections, exhibited over four floors, showcase the fascinating world of animals and minerals.<br/>The Museum of Natural History, Geneva (MHNG) is a place for research, the conservation of natural and historic heritage and the dissemination of knowledge. The institution began at the end of the 18th century and has changed its location in Geneva many times, before finally taking possession of its current building located in the Parc de Malagnou. It is the largest natural history museum in Switzerland and is home to nearly a half of the country's collections. These scientific collections include the legacies of Genevan naturalists, such as Fatio, Forel, Jurine, Pictet and Saussure, as well as the collections of other great naturalists, such as Lamarck and Delessert from France. In total, there are nearly 15 million specimens, tens of thousands of which are of international importance. These are continually being enriched by fieldwork carried out by researchers working at the institution, who discover around fifty new species per year. The museum in Geneva has published the 'Swiss Review of Zoology' since its foundation in 1893 and the 'Review of Paleobiology', which was founded in 1982.

The Museum of Natural History, Geneva houses an important library of scientific literature (including zoology and earth sciences), as well as archive material. It was created in 1832 on the suggestion of François Jules Pictet de La Rive, and comprises thousands of precious works. Since the 1980s, it has housed the collection from the 'Nos Oiseaux' bird society, as well as an important collection dedicated to bats. The Museum of Natural History has a bat centre, which used to be managed by the bat specialist Villy Aellen. This is home to the Centre for Coordination in the West for the Study and Protection of Bats which organises events for the annual European Bat Night. Since 2006, the Museum of the History of Science, Geneva has been a subsidiary of the Natural History Museum.
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291 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 447 m
  • Minimum altitude : 374 m
  • Total positive elevation : 291 m
  • Total negative elevation : -291 m
  • Max positive elevation : 56 m
  • Min positive elevation : -34 m
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