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Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)
Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Geneva Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Intersection of rue Verdaine, rue des Chaudronniers, rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva, 1204

The Basics

Attractions in Geneva’s Old Town include the International Museum of the Reformation, St. Peter’s Cathedral, and the Museum of Art and History. At the entrance to Old Town is the English Garden and the Flower Clock, made of more than 6,500 living flowers. Many visitors to Old Town explore by themselves and go at their own pace. It’s also possible to join a guided walking tour or Segway tour that includes other Geneva attractions.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Geneva

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Awesome tour
Amy_K, Jul 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Fantastic tour! Noa was amazing sharing her knowledge of Geneva and chocolate making. Loved every minute of it!
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Delicious chocolates!
Michael_M, Jul 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Margo was a great tour guide, providing lots of information about the city and about chocolate. Her enthusiasm was contagious. Excellent tour!
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Exceptional
Mckenzie_N, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
The tour was fabulous. I learned so much about the city and ate amazing chocolate. I even went back to the stops to get my friend’s souvenirs
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The best ever guide
fouad_f, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
The guide Noah was so great that makes you focus on every detail of the tour and also you can’t even get distracted
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Perfect 3 Hour Tour
Barbara_H, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
This tour was the perfect balance of fun, informative and delicious! Noah, our guide, paced the tour perfectly and was very knowledgeable and so much fun too. The chocolate shops were indeed Geneva’s finest. The information about Geneva was fascinating and just the right amount. Also the information about the history of chocolate was fascinating!! Highly recommend.
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Great tour - will not disappoint!!
Jennifer_S, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
The guide was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and engaging. The tour was delicious with lots of info about the city along the way. Highly recommend!
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Margot was excellent! Her...
Silvia_G, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Margot was excellent! Her energy made the tour very enjoyable! She gave excellent suggestions after the tour was over. Great tour!
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Really great tour!
Nicholas_R, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Chocolate was really amazing and we got a nice tour around some of Geneva plus our guide, Noah, was really knowledgeable about the chocolate and the city!
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Great guide, delicious chocolates, and more!
Mireya_L, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Noa, our tour guide, started off and maintained a high energy. Learned a great abbreviated history (chocolate and the city/Swiss) and ate great chocolates at some local places. She even showed us a local tradition that only happens once a year. Not only was our tour guide upbeat, she also gave us recommendations for other stuff to do/see in Geneva as well as answered non-tour questions. Definitely be ready to walk, up and downhill since you’ll go through the old city center.
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Noa the best chocolate tour guide
Elizabeth_A, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
THIS IS A MUST DO IN GENEVA!!! Noa was exceptional and she was so energetic and made this tour soo memorable! It was very fun!
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Smashing the chocolate...
Chanelle_T, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Smashing the chocolate cauldron at the canon area with the mosaic tiles. Of course tasting all the chocolate was great too.
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Spectacular tour with Noa
Peter_V, Jun 2022
Chocolate Flavours Tours Geneva: 3-hour Chocolate Tasting and Old Town Visit
Most memorable was being chosen to break the caldron, 2 months after my granddaughter was chosen on the same tour with Noa, who was an energetic entertaining guide.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • A combined ticket is available for the cathedral, the archaeological museum in the basement, and the Reformation Museum.

  • The Museum of Art and History is free to enter.

  • There are many antique shops and art galleries on the Grand-Rue in the Old Town.

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How to Get There

Geneva’s Old Town is situated on the left bank of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman). Cars and other vehicles are not allowed in most of the Old Town, so plan to walk or cycle around the neighborhood. Between May and October you can borrow bikes for free for up to four hours from Genèveroule, outside the train station. The city also has buses, trolley buses, and trams for traveling longer distances.

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When to Get There

Many museums throughout Geneva are free on the first Sunday of the month, so this is a good time to visit the Old Town’s museums. Geneva is especially nice during the warmer months (May to October), and strolling with an ice cream through the Old Town and along the lakefront is a popular pastime of locals and visitors alike.

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Visit Bern’s Old Town

For more Old Town history and culture, visit the Altstadt in Switzerland’s capital city, Bern. Most of it was built in the 15th century, after a fire devastated older buildings. There are more than 3.5 miles (6 kilometers) of covered arcades, as well as 11 decorative fountains.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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