Old Town Walk, Geneva

Old Town Walk (Self Guided), Geneva

Many visitors to Geneva join the city's younger crowd in voting with their feet and heading for the maze of old streets and picturesque squares of the old town. They are lined with historical buildings, galleries, museums, charming cafés and restaurants. It is a wonderful place to mix a little bit of sightseeing with some shopping and dining. Many of the old town's winding streets are closed to traffic, which makes a walk through the area an even more pleasurable experience.

Check out some of the art galleries here, where you can see a diverse mix of styles. Go to the Place du Bourg-de-Four, the heart of the old town. This popular square is Geneva’s oldest, and was once the site of a Roman marketplace. Today, it hosts boutiques, souvenir shops, restaurants and coffee shops, and is a lively meeting place for locals and tourists alike. As you sip your coffee and savor a selection of pastries and chocolates look over to the middle of the square where there are medieval fountains.

At Christmas time, the area is adorned with a row of lamps, a beautiful and romantic sight at night. A few steps from the square is St.Peter's Cathedral, where John Calvin, one of the 16th-century leaders of the Protestant Reformation used to preach. Inside is his wooden chair.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Old Town Walk Map

Guide Name: Old Town Walk
Guide Location: Switzerland » Geneva
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: Helen
Rue de Saint-Léger, Fondation Braillard Architectes

1) Rue de Saint-Léger, Fondation Braillard Architectes

Rue de Saint-Léger, Chapelle des Pèlerins

2) Rue de Saint-Léger, Chapelle des Pèlerins

Place du Bourg-de-Four

3) Place du Bourg-de-Four

Passage de Monetier Entrance

5) Passage de Monetier Entrance

Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

6) Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

7) Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

Grand-Rue corner with Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre

8) Grand-Rue corner with Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre

Grand Rue, Librairie Ancienne

11) Grand Rue, Librairie Ancienne

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