Les Immanquables de Genève
On a Shopping Tour
Geneva is a top destination for shopping, and guests of the luxury hotel Le Richemond benefit from being in a convenient location near a myriad of designer boutiques, dedicated to the finest fashion, watch, and jewellery brands. Hermès, Chanel, Cartier, Patek Philippe, and other notable names can be found in the fabulous shopping district of Rue du Rhône and in the 16th-century streets of Geneva’s Old Town. The pedestrian streets of Grand-Rue are also home to antique shops and art galleries, whilst the Carouge district is peppered with workshops and studios, where you can witness master craftsmen such as clockmakers and milliners at work.
Your culinary enjoyment of Geneva should start at Le Richemond’s fine restaurants. Le Jardin offers diners an exquisite dining experience and cuisine created by Gault et Millau award-winning chefs. The Terrace boasts wonderful food served al fresco at one of Geneva’s top destinations – facing the famous Brunswick Garden and the lake. Should you need to venture out, Geneva’s best cafés, bistros, brasseries, and restaurants are all within walking distance of the popular Lake Geneva hotel, Le Richemond.
Wander through the cobbled streets of the Old Town, where you can sample a raclette or taste the exquisite chocolate made by family-run artisan chocolate makers. Wine lovers can also take a private tour of the 2,000 year-old Lavaux vineyards, recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Ask the concierge at Le Richemond for some more suggestions.
Representing Switzerland’s most important cultural and historical collections, Geneva is home to more than 30 museums and galleries. From the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts to the ancient Maison Tavel, Geneva’s museums reflect the full spectrum of the city’s history and major cultural influences. At the Patek Philippe museum, home of Geneva’s master watchmakers and founded in 1839, discover an extraordinary display of watches from the 16th to 19th century. Located in Ariana Park, the European headquarters of the United Nations is also worth a visit.
Sights & Entertainment
Le Richemond is the perfect starting point for a private boat cruise on Lake Geneva, the largest lake in central Europe, surrounded by the snow-capped Alps. Geneva also offers visitors a five-star travel experience, with a wonderful combination of cultural sights and delightful activities. Historic landmarks include St Peter’s Cathedral, the Town Hall (Hotel de Ville) in the Old Town, and the 18th century Italian-style suburb of Carouge.
For a romantic evening at the ballet, book ahead to enjoy performances at the colonnaded 19th-century Grand Theatre near the entrance to the Old Town. In summer, yachts descend from far and wide for the famous Bol d’Or Mirabaud regatta. And during the summer months, film buffs can also order a gourmet picnic and delight in outdoor screenings at the open-air cinema on the shores of the lake.
One of the best spas in Geneva, Le Spa by Sisley offers guests an elegant oasis in which to be pampered with luxury spa treatments from acclaimed French skincare experts Sisley. With skincare products made from the finest plant extracts and essential oils, as well as a full range of face and body treatments to choose from, you can expect impressive results and a deep sense of calm during your treasured time at the spa.