Les Pâquis Entertainment Walk, Geneva
Geneva's most colorful and vibrant district is packed with entertaining distractions to suit all tastes and budgets. Here is where you will find art galleries, designer stores, curio shops, Geneva's Red Light district and a taste bud pleasing selection of ethnic restaurants. For shopping, the best bargains can be found on Rue des Pâquis. If you want to buy some customized jewelry, fascinating works of art, mainstream and out there fashions and antiques, Les Pâquis is where you need to be. The range of items is as eclectic as it is extensive. Start your browsing or buying trip on Rue de Berne, the main street. This is where writer Paulo Coelho set his 2003 novel Eleven Minutes. When you amble down Rue de Monthoux you will see numerous prostitutes, typically wearing tights and high heels. Prostitution is legal in Switzerland and regulated. Among the streets at the heart of the Red Light district are Rue Sismondi and Rue Docteur-Alfred-Vincent. In the evening, come back to the Rue de Berne for dinner. This is a popular nightlife spot where people come to promenade, dine and relax in the cool night air. Savor a delicious choice of cuisines in the cafés and restaurants, including Japanese, Moroccan and Thai.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works:
download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store
or Google Play
to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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