Best lakes in Geneva

Check out the top lakes in Geneva, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Bains des Pâquis
1. Bains des Pâquis
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197 local reviews
30 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Pâquis-Nations
+41 22 732 29 74
SpaPoint of interestEstablishment
Petra
It is the best fondue in town. You need to book ahead, just call them and you can speak english, most people…
Anna
One of the most popular spots in Geneva is the Bains des Pâquis, an artificial peninsula surrounded by a…
Rebecca
From May to September you can enjoy a refreshing dip in Lake Geneva here, and the rest of the year, you can…
1. Bains des Pâquis
1. Bains des Pâquis
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197 local reviews
30 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Pâquis-Nations
+41 22 732 29 74
Petra
Petra
It is the best fondue in town. You need to book ahead, just call them and you can speak english, most people there will understand. It is…
Anna
Anna
One of the most popular spots in Geneva is the Bains des Pâquis, an artificial peninsula surrounded by a lively beach that jets into the…
Rebecca
Rebecca
From May to September you can enjoy a refreshing dip in Lake Geneva here, and the rest of the year, you can use the on-site sauna, hammam…
2. Parc de la Grange
2. Parc de la Grange
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57 local reviews
Quai Gustave-Ador, Eaux-Vives
Open · Closes in 6 minutes
+41 22 418 20 53
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Marc
This park is ideal for spending a sunny afternoon whereas you want to take your dog out or just enjoy your…
Jean & Kim
Most beautiful park in Geneva, view on the lake, restaurant on the top where you can have a coffee and enjoy a…
Philippe
One of the most stunning parcs in Geneva. Century old trees and view on the lake, what else ?
2. Parc de la Grange
2. Parc de la Grange
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57 local reviews
Quai Gustave-Ador, Eaux-Vives
Open · Closes in 6 minutes
+41 22 418 20 53
Marc
Marc
This park is ideal for spending a sunny afternoon whereas you want to take your dog out or just enjoy your time with friends or family. You…
Jean & Kim
Jean & Kim
Most beautiful park in Geneva, view on the lake, restaurant on the top where you can have a coffee and enjoy a view on the lake.
Philippe
Philippe
One of the most stunning parcs in Geneva. Century old trees and view on the lake, what else ?
3. The Geneva Water Fountain
3. The Geneva Water Fountain
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176 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Rebecca
Check our the impressive Jet d'Eau, an enormous water fountain in Lake Geneva that spouts water 140m into the…
Senhorita
The Jet d'Eau (Water-Jet) is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous…
Rita
Jet d'Eau, meaning 'water jet', is the huge fountain on the lake and is one of the tallest fountains in the…
3. The Geneva Water Fountain
3. The Geneva Water Fountain
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176 local reviews
Rebecca
Rebecca
Check our the impressive Jet d'Eau, an enormous water fountain in Lake Geneva that spouts water 140m into the air. While you are there you…
Senhorita
Senhorita
The Jet d'Eau (Water-Jet) is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the…
Rita
Rita
Jet d'Eau, meaning 'water jet', is the huge fountain on the lake and is one of the tallest fountains in the world. It was originally built…
4. Jardin Anglais
4. Jardin Anglais
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31 local reviews
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Nikhil
Beautifully situated right next to the lake, the Jardin Anglais has beautiful spaces to have a picnic with…
Alessia
On the left bank of Lake Geneva, close to the fountain and near luxury shops and the Old Town, the English…
Anna
One very beautiful park, right near the lake, with a walkway to the very famous and must-see Geneva's…
4. Jardin Anglais
4. Jardin Anglais
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31 local reviews
Nikhil
Nikhil
Beautifully situated right next to the lake, the Jardin Anglais has beautiful spaces to have a picnic with family or even a romantic one…
Alessia
Alessia
On the left bank of Lake Geneva, close to the fountain and near luxury shops and the Old Town, the English Garden. On summer days, skaters,…
Anna
Anna
One very beautiful park, right near the lake, with a walkway to the very famous and must-see Geneva's "Jet-d'eau" (water-fountain) on one…
5. Parc des Eaux-Vives
5. Parc des Eaux-Vives
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33 local reviews
Parc des Eaux-Vives, La Grange
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Laurent
Big park (which is actually two parks side by side) just in front of the lake. Great for everything from…
Clémence
One of the most beautiful parc with a view on the lake and nice buildings inside. Nice to go there for…
Anna
One of the biggest parks in town. Right near the lake, with wonderful sights and many secret spots. Very…
5. Parc des Eaux-Vives
5. Parc des Eaux-Vives
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33 local reviews
Parc des Eaux-Vives, La Grange
Laurent
Laurent
Big park (which is actually two parks side by side) just in front of the lake. Great for everything from naping, jogging, leisurely walk,…
Clémence
Clémence
One of the most beautiful parc with a view on the lake and nice buildings inside. Nice to go there for picnics. Sometimes during the summer…
Anna
Anna
One of the biggest parks in town. Right near the lake, with wonderful sights and many secret spots. Very relaxing for walking or jogging.
6. La Perle du Lac
6. La Perle du Lac
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15 local reviews
Rue de Lausanne, Pâquis-Nations
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+41 22 909 10 20
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Philippe
Ideal for walking, jogging or barbecuing. Nice view of Gva from the Park. Possibility to take the taxi boat to…
Ariadni - Afroditi
Perfect for running but also for a lake swim. During summer they organise open air cinema with very…
Emily
Beautiful views of Mont Blanc on a clear day (especially beautiful just as the Sun is setting). You can also…
6. La Perle du Lac
6. La Perle du Lac
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15 local reviews
Rue de Lausanne, Pâquis-Nations
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+41 22 909 10 20
Philippe
Philippe
Ideal for walking, jogging or barbecuing. Nice view of Gva from the Park. Possibility to take the taxi boat to cross the lake from the boat…
Ariadni - Afroditi
Ariadni - Afroditi
Perfect for running but also for a lake swim. During summer they organise open air cinema with very interesting movies and occasional live…
Emily
Emily
Beautiful views of Mont Blanc on a clear day (especially beautiful just as the Sun is setting). You can also go and swim in the lake in…
7. Parc de La Perle du Lac
7. Parc de La Perle du Lac
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15 local reviews
Establishment
Petra
A lovely park on the UN/Nations side of the lake. You can take the boat from the lakeside over to the other…
Pascal
During a sunny day you will find a lot of tourists and locals walking and playing in this park. It is well…
Daniel
Take a walk in this beautiful area, right on the lake, with a stunning view on Mont-Blanc. For romantics! As…
7. Parc de La Perle du Lac
7. Parc de La Perle du Lac
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15 local reviews
Petra
Petra
A lovely park on the UN/Nations side of the lake. You can take the boat from the lakeside over to the other side (check the transport…
Pascal
Pascal
During a sunny day you will find a lot of tourists and locals walking and playing in this park. It is well maintained and has a fantastic…
Daniel
Daniel
Take a walk in this beautiful area, right on the lake, with a stunning view on Mont-Blanc. For romantics! As breathtaking in Winter times…
8. rooftop°42
8. rooftop°42
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28 local reviews
42 Rue du Rhône, Centre-Plainpalais-Acacias
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+41 22 346 77 00
RestaurantBarPoint of interest
Kimmy
This rooftop bar gives a stunning view of the Leman Lake and the iconic Geneva fountain. Cocktails are…
Nikhil
One of the few rooftop bars in Geneva, lovely view of the lake and good cocktails (don't order food though).
Aurélien
Very stylish club which do also restaurant, with a top view on Geneva and the lake...
8. rooftop°42
8. rooftop°42
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28 local reviews
42 Rue du Rhône, Centre-Plainpalais-Acacias
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+41 22 346 77 00
Kimmy
Kimmy
This rooftop bar gives a stunning view of the Leman Lake and the iconic Geneva fountain. Cocktails are exquisite, food available as well.
Nikhil
Nikhil
One of the few rooftop bars in Geneva, lovely view of the lake and good cocktails (don't order food though).
Aurélien
Aurélien
Very stylish club which do also restaurant, with a top view on Geneva and the lake...
9. Mouettes Genevoises
9. Mouettes Genevoises
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11 local reviews
8 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva
022 732 29 44
Establishment
Rita
The lake also has its public transport! Especially during rush hour and on sunny days, I highly recommend…
Ruta
It's a great idea to take little Mouettes to enjoy the lake. Also, it takes you to the other side of the lake…
Monica
Often the easiest - and clearly the most fun! - way to cross the lake. Several itineraries.
9. Mouettes Genevoises
9. Mouettes Genevoises
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11 local reviews
8 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva
022 732 29 44
Rita
Rita
The lake also has its public transport! Especially during rush hour and on sunny days, I highly recommend using the boats to cross. There…
Ruta
Ruta
It's a great idea to take little Mouettes to enjoy the lake. Also, it takes you to the other side of the lake in 10 min. Costs 2 CHF.
Monica
Monica
Often the easiest - and clearly the most fun! - way to cross the lake. Several itineraries.
10. Geneva
10. Geneva
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144 local reviews
Geneva, Geneva
LocalityPolitical
John
Cosmpolitan city with an old town, restaurants and shopping. Take the boat down the lake to Montreux to enjoy…
Laurie
Belles boutiques et balades au bord du lac Léman. Nice shopping place and walking around the Leman(Geneva)…
Danielle
Great for chocolate shopping, or sightseeing, or a day by the lake...
10. Geneva
10. Geneva
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144 local reviews
Geneva, Geneva
John
John
Cosmpolitan city with an old town, restaurants and shopping. Take the boat down the lake to Montreux to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Stop…
Laurie
Laurie
Belles boutiques et balades au bord du lac Léman. Nice shopping place and walking around the Leman(Geneva) lake.
Danielle
Danielle
Great for chocolate shopping, or sightseeing, or a day by the lake...
11. St Pierre Cathedral
11. St Pierre Cathedral
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140 local reviews
24 Place du Bourg-de-Four, Centre-Plainpalais-Acacias
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+41 22 311 75 75
ChurchPlace of worshipPoint of interest
Petra
A must for first timers to Geneva, climb the old Medieval Cathedral in the old town for views across the city…
Ariel & Jennifer
Stunning view of the city and the lake from the top of the cathedral. Entrance fee and narrow schedules but…
Julie
Great view of the lake and surroundings from the top of the tower. Price $
11. St Pierre Cathedral
11. St Pierre Cathedral
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140 local reviews
24 Place du Bourg-de-Four, Centre-Plainpalais-Acacias
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+41 22 311 75 75
Petra
Petra
A must for first timers to Geneva, climb the old Medieval Cathedral in the old town for views across the city and lake. It is very afforable…
Ariel & Jennifer
Ariel & Jennifer
Stunning view of the city and the lake from the top of the cathedral. Entrance fee and narrow schedules but worth the visit. Check online.
Julie
Julie
Great view of the lake and surroundings from the top of the tower. Price $
12. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
12. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
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43 local reviews
1 Chemin de L'Imperatrice, Pâquis-Nations
Closed · Opens Monday 8:00 AM
+41 22 418 51 00
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Charles
The Geneva Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique) feature exotic plants from around the world. The Jardin…
Monica
Wonderfully peaceful for a stroll, lots of different trees, flowers, art works. Nice self-service outdoor…
Andy
Close the "palais des Nations" which is the UN before... A really nice garden where you can walk along the…
12. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
12. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique
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43 local reviews
1 Chemin de L'Imperatrice, Pâquis-Nations
Closed · Opens Monday 8:00 AM
+41 22 418 51 00
Charles
Charles
The Geneva Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique) feature exotic plants from around the world. The Jardin Botanique are located on the north…
Monica
Monica
Wonderfully peaceful for a stroll, lots of different trees, flowers, art works. Nice self-service outdoor café. Connects to lake promenade…
Andy
Andy
Close the "palais des Nations" which is the UN before... A really nice garden where you can walk along the lake :)