Hôtel Longemalle Genève
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Geneva and its surroundings

An exceptional quality of life!

As the European headquarters of the UN and the capital of high-end watchmaking, Geneva well and truly has an international profile. In spite of this, the city still boasts old-world charm with its cathedral (a major site of the Reformation), its luxury boutiques, its museums, its parks and its markets.

Located in the old town just a stone’s throw from the shops and restaurants of the Rue du Rhône, the Hotel Longemalle is the perfect place from which to set off on foot to explore the lakeside area with the Jet d’eau in plain sight as well as wonderful views of the water, greenery and mountains.

  • The Old Town

    In Geneva’s old town, you’ll uncover numerous treasures tucked away amid its cobbled streets. Saint-Pierre Cathedral overlooks this once fortified medieval city, also renowned for its courthouse, its town hall and the Grand Théâtre. From our hotel between the old town and Lake Geneva, you’ll also be able to take in the lush green surroundings of the Jardin Anglais, the Promenade de la Treille and the Parc des Bastions. 

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  • Saint-Pierre Cathedral

    The protestant Saint-Pierre Cathedral, which dates back to the 4th century, is the main religious building in Geneva. It is renowned for its neo-classical façade and numerous capitals and frescoes which are stored in the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire. This has resulted in it being listed as a European Heritage site. The underground archaeological site, the Musée International de la Réforme and the Calvin Auditorium round off the visit.

  • The Jet d’eau

    An icon of Geneva, the Water Jet shoots up 140m from the centre of the Bay. Originally installed to relieve pressure in the municipal water system during the evenings, it continues to flow to this day and attracts thousands of visitors. The Bains des Pâquis beach is an ideal vantage point to admire the show.

  • Horloge Fleurie

    Geneva is world famous for its clock and watchmaking, so it may surprise you to know that its most famous clock also happens to be a masterpiece in gardening – the aptly named “Horloge Fleurie” (Floral Clock). Made up of eight dials, this unusual flowerbed in the Jardin Anglais has a 2.5m long second hand and hands that change colour with the seasons.

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  • The Palace of Nations

    Located in Geneva’s Parc de l’Ariana, the Palace of Nations was built at the start of the 20th century for the League of Nations and now houses the United Nations (UN). With an annual schedule of around 8000 meetings, hosting several offices including UNESCO and the Human Rights Council, the Palace of Nations is an important stronghold of international relations.

  • Geneva’s museums

    Take some time during your trip to Geneva to visit the city’s various museums. Archaeology, history, art and sciences are some of the topics featured at the likes of the Patek Philippe Museum, the Centre d’Art Contemporain, the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, the Musée International de la Réforme and the Bodmer Foundation. Also take time during your stay in Geneva to visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

  • Lake Geneva

    A visit to Geneva wouldn’t be complete without a walk along the banks of Lake Geneva or a boat ride on its waters, where you’ll also be able to discover charming villages and towns such as Nyon and Ivoire.
    At the centre of Geneva, you can relax on the Bains des Pâquis beach, just a few metres from the Jet d’eau. In summer, sunbathe and take advantage of the leisure activities. In winter, relax and enjoy the magnificent view over the lake.