Tempting Chocolate Shops Tour in Geneva, Geneva (Self Guided)

Chocolate started to gain popularity in Switzerland at the beginning of the 16th century, and over the centuries it has developed and became a highly appreciated Swiss commodity all around the world. Almost every city or town in Switzerland has at least one chocolate shop, so Geneva is no exception. Take this tour to taste some of the finest Swiss chocolate in Geneva.
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Tempting Chocolate Shops Tour in Geneva Map

Guide Name: Tempting Chocolate Shops Tour in Geneva
Guide Location: Switzerland » Geneva (See other walking tours in Geneva)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: john
Chocolaterie ARN

1) Chocolaterie ARN

The Chocolaterie ARN boasts a large variety of chocolate and a valuable reputation of more than a century in the chocolate industry. The shop is located in the old city of Geneva, thus making it very accessible for true chocoholics. This confectionery shop also has a tea room for those who want to enjoy some delicious truffles, chocolates, and caramels over a cup of tea or coffee.
Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Auer Chocolatier

2) Auer Chocolatier

The Auer Chocolatier is a family-run business since 1939. They remained popular all this time due to the high product quality offered to their customers. This confectionery shop makes more than fifty types of chocolate to choose from, including the famous Pavé Glacé of Geneva.

Hours: Monday 10:00 - 18:45; Tuesday to Friday 8:30 – 18:45; Saturday 9:00 - 17:30
La Bonbonnière

3) La Bonbonnière

La Bonbonnière has been operating as a confectionery shop for almost one hundred years. Its qualified staff will help you decide on the large assortment of pralines, truffles and chocolate. Here, you can also personalize your chocolate by adding more ingredients to your taste, or even a picture, logo or phrase.
Chocolaterie Stettler

4) Chocolaterie Stettler

Situated in the heart of the city, the Chocolaterie Stettler offers a good range of chocolates that will surely please everyone. The Stettler Confectionary has been awarded the Quality Certificate of the Year many times, thus proving to its customers that quality comes first in their shop. Don’t leave this store before trying the mouth watering Stettler chocolate.
Chocolats Rohr SA

5) Chocolats Rohr SA

Chocolats Rohr SA was opened in 1936, as a small shop serving cake and tea. It was only in 1956 that the shop switched from cakes to chocolate, prompted by the huge demand and success of the Swiss chocolate business around the globe. Here, the making of chocolate is an art and a thing that is highly appreciated by the locals and the tourists of Geneva. Try the "Poubelles de Genève" and "Petits Calvins", which are the shop’s famous specialty.

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-19:00; Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00
Du Rhône Chocolatier

6) Du Rhône Chocolatier

Du Rhône Chocolatier will surprise you with its passion and creativity in the art of chocolate making, as well as with its freshness and quality. Amongst their fine specialties are The carré amer, marc de dôle and mocca glacé. You can really indulge yourself in this shop and have a nice cup of hot chocolate, as well. Perfect for the chilly weather!

Hours: Mon – Fri: 07:30-18:30; Sat: 08:30-17:00

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Geneva for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Geneva has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Geneva, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.