Top 5 Romantic Sights In Geneva During Valentines

Romantic Sights In Geneva Are All Open To Visit On Valentine’s Day

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images (5)Ask any travelers who have been to Geneva Switzerland and they will all say the same thing, “Geneva is a beautiful city that is worth visiting at any time of the year, as its beauty remains the same throughout the seasons.” So while many cities are shutting down for the winter months or getting overcrowded during the summer, the citizens of Geneva are happy to go about their business in the same way all year long, and never let the seasons affect how they run this charming municipality in the Swiss Alps. This is why the month of February is still the perfect time to visit all of the romantic sights in Geneva during Valentines. That being said, let’s look at the 5 most romantic sights in Geneva during Valentines to spend with your sweetheart:

1. The Rhone River And The Jet d’Eaux:

images (4)The Rhone River and the Jet d’Eaux are not only two of the most popular romantic sights in Geneva during Valentines, they are probably also the most unique. The Jet d’Eaux is a water spout that shoots 132 gallons of water out of Lake Léman to an altitude of 140 meters into the air. Originally a mistake on behalf of the water company, the Jet d’Eaux has become a symbol for the city and one of the most noticeable sights in the vicinity. And while it’s nice to go down to Bains des Pâquis right on the lake for a Turkish massage and see Jet d’Eaux up close, you may be much better off on Valentine’s Day to see the Rhone River and the Jet d’Eaux from the Riverside Café, where you can have drinks inside or out on the terrace to take in the beautiful view. A subsequent walk along the Rhone River is recommended, where couples in love can find other bars, cafes, and shoppes during a romantic stroll.

2. The Tower At The Cathedral Of St. Pierre:

downloadIn Old Town Geneva, you can climb the 157 steps up to the top of the famous St. Pierre’s Cathedral main tower to see a beautiful and panoramic view of Geneva and the surrounding area, including the lake and the Jet d’Eaux. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Italian meal for two at La Favola while you wander around the cobblestone streets of Old Town and visit the many shops and other romantic sights in Geneva during Valentines that make Old Town such a wonderful part of the City.

3. The Malbuisson Clock And The English Gardens Flower Clock:

9920be43c7While the Swiss seem to have a way of working precision timepieces into every aspect of life, in this case of these two outdoor clocks, the results are undeniably romantic. The Horloge du Passage Malbuisson Clock is an absolutely charming clock that has 42 bronze processional figures and 16 bells that animate at the top of every hour to celebrate the historic triumph of Geneva’s l’Escalade to defeat invading troops in 1602. The English Gardens Flower Clock, one of the largest clocks in the world, is made of over 6,000 different kinds of plants and flowers and has been keeping accurate time since its creation in 1955.

4. Place Neuve:

1280px-Grand_Théâtre_de_GenèvePlace Nueve, located near Old Town, is the center of Geneva’s cultural scene. This historic square is wonderful to wander around because it has the gorgeous Grand Theatre, The Rath Museum, and the Conservatory of Music all located near one historic square, as well as Bastions Park. The Rath Museum is completely devoted to temporary art exhibitions and can be visited anytime during regulars hours, but be sure to check out the Grand Theater to see what opera is playing for a truly romantic evening.

5. Parc des Eaux-Vives, Parc de la Grange:

images (1)Two of the most undeniably romantic sights in Geneva during Valentines to visit are the side-by-side parks, Parc des Eaux-Vives and Parc de la Grange. Parc des Eaux-Vives was built in the 16th century and has a world famous restaurant and hotel on the property, which is housed in an 18th century mansion. Parc de la Grange also boasts an 18th century mansion and has one of Geneva’s finest rose gardens. Obviously, since it is February, looking at the flowers will not be possible, but the parks are still open and if the weather permits, these are wonderfully romantic places to visit. As well, the restaurant in the Parc des Eaux-Vives is open for lunch and dinner, so it is a lovely place to take the chill off on a wintry Valentine’s Day with the one you love.