Love is one of the sweetest things in this world, and without love life has no meaning. To have a partner who loves you very much no matter what and whom you cannot live without deserves celebration. As one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland, Geneva offers not only spectacular views but also a romantic atmosphere. We have compiled a list of 6 romantic things to do in Geneva:
1. Enjoy a romantic dinner and spectacular view at Cafe Zinette
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Couples who are very much in love with each other, love spending a romantic evening at Cafe Zinette. Regarded as one of the most romantic dining places in the city of Geneva, this restaurant is an excellent place to celebrate the magical love you have for your partner. Accompanied by a selection of great foods and drinks as well as a spectacular view of Geneva, a wonderful evening is guaranteed. To have the most romantic dining experience, choose to sit out on the charming terrace.
Address: Route du Grand-Lancy 45, 1212 Grand-Lancy
Price: from 11 CHF (11 USD)
Opening Hours: Monday 10am - 3pm. Tuesday - Friday 8.30am - 12am. Saturday 10am - 2pm, 6pm - 12am. Sunday closed.
Contact: +41 227431200
Website: Cafe Zinette
2. Hold firm each other’s hands and explore the Old Town of Geneva
The next romantic thing you can do is explore the Old Town of Geneva, which has 2,000 years of history, while holding each other’s hands. There are too many beautiful things to see in Geneva’s old town, such as historical buildings, impressive squares, and small streets that will bring you back to the ancient times of Geneva. The best attractions in Geneva’s old town, which is called Vieille Ville in French, include St. Peter’s Cathedral, Place du Bourg-de-Four and the Old Arsenal.
Old Town of Geneva
Access: 15 minute walk from Geneva Airport
Website: Old Town of Geneva
3. Hike the Saleve Mountain and contemplate the view of Geneva from the top
Healthy couples are happy couples, that’s what people say. What is so romantic about hiking? You get to spend time together along the hiking trail with your partner, just the two of you. And, when you get to the top of the mountain, that’s the best thing ever. You will have an opportunity to spend a romantic time with your beloved and contemplate the sweeping view of Geneva from the very top. Truly romantic, isn’t it? It’s like the beautiful Geneva is yours! Saleve Mountain, which is located at the heart of Geneva, is an excellent choice if you are interested in hiking. The mountain stands elegantly at a height of 900 meters (2,952 feet) above the Jet d’Eau.
Address: Rue du Mont-Blanc 18, Case postale 1602, 1201 Genève
Access: By public bus (No. 8, 34, 41, 44) from Geneva City Center to Veyrier-Ecole
Contact: +41 229097000
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If you and your partner wish for both romance and luxury, Hotel d’Angleterre is the perfect choice for both of you. The hotel is fond of romantic couples, and therefore does its best to make sure that you have a romantic time well spent in Geneva. Romance means privacy, you don’t want to get disturbed with noise and commotion, do you? The hotel offers secluded areas for couples who want to celebrate love. The hotel offers fantastic views overlooking the lake, so you and your partner can get to wake up to a beautiful view in the morning. What’s more, the room is beautifully furnished and chocolates are placed on the bed to welcome you and your partner. How sweet and romantic!
5. Go to Jet d’eau Fountain, a magical place for lovers in the heart of Geneva
One of the most magical place for lovers that you can find in Geneva is the Jet d’eau Fountain. The fountain is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and a favorite spot for couples. Jet d’eau Fountain, which means water jet in English, is a very huge fountain. Located in the Geneva Lake, make sure you visit this magical spot with your partner. Enjoy the splash of the fountain’s water and have a long romantic kiss!
Jet d'eau Fountain
Address: Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Swiss
Price: free admission
Website: Jet d'eau Fountain
6. Take a boat to Chateau de Chillon (Chillon Castle) and marvel the beauty of the castle
There is always something so mystical and romantic about castles. That’s why when you want to spend a romantic day with your love, you have to visit a castle. One of the most marvelous castles in Geneva is called the Chateau de Chillon, or Chillon Castle in English. There are a few ways to reach the castle, but the most romantic is by taking a boat to get to the castle. Don’t forget to make the most of your time on the boat before you reach to the Chillon Castle. Hugging and kissing while enjoying the view of the lake are a must. Next, when you finally arrive at the fantastic castle, take a walk and explore this 13th century building. Marvel the beauty of this landmark!
Address: Avenue de Chillon 21, CH 1820 Veytaux
Price: 12.50 CHF (12.50 USD)
Opening Hours: Open everyday except 25th Dec & 1st Jan. April - September (9am - 7pm, last entry 6pm). October (9.30am - 6pm, last entry 5pm). November - February (10am - 5pm, last entry 4pm). March (9.30am - 6pm, last entry 5pm).
Access: Regular sailings from Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux and Villeneuve in high season. Boat stop “Chillon” (100m/328ft away).
Contact: +41 219668910
Website: Chillon Castle
Strengthen the love you already have in Geneva!
Love will fade unless you do something to maintain it. One way to strengthen your love for each other is by celebrating it. Spend a few days in beautiful Geneva and make sure you do all of the 6 romantic things mentioned above!
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