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Place Bourg du Four

Intersection of rue Verdaine | rue des Chaudronniers, rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Bourg-de-Four)
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Geneva City Tour
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Ranked #10 of 74 Attractions in Geneva
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This historic town square is situated at the heart of Old Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I've always like Place Bourg du Four but after a miserable winter, it it a fabulous place to sit in the October sun and drink a coffee (my visitors) or beer (my husband) or wine (me). A pleasant place to watch the world go by. The court house and police station are nearby as well as some great restaurants and... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

with all the terraces surrounded by historical buildings near the St. Pierre cathedral is is a very nice place to take a break and watch the city passing by.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Like most places in Genva, place Bourg de Four is at its best in the summer. Lots of sunshine, freelance musicians playing, good food and drinks...

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nice place to visit if you are fond of old buildings old streets. Place Bourg du Four situated at the junction of old streets where many historical buildings stand, nice place to walk & sit down for a drink.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

For sure the most beautiful part of Geneva, Full of small streets with a very beautiful central square. An area full of historical, architecture buildings. Can relax taking a coffee or a glass of wine in the nice coffee shops/restaurants and enjoy your time. For sure if you are in Geneva need to visit specific place.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My partner took me to Geneva, where he grew up, to meet his family. He did his apprenticeship at the Patisserie at the Place Bourg du Four. Cobblestone streets, beautiful, historic buildings, stunning views. A town steeped in history, this is just a gorgeous place to visit. Lots to see and do, great public transport, lovely cafes and restaurants. And... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This square is pretty with old buildings lining it and a fountain in the center. There are several restaurants here. In the afternoons, tourists like to sit here for a drink. This is a good place to rest after going up and down the steep streets of the Old Town.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This beautiful square is the heart of the old town, lined with restaurants and cafés is the perfect spot to relax and have a coffe or dink outside. It's probably the busieste(in Geneva terms)square of the old town. From there you can walk arround the beautiful cobbled streets.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

you want to have a drink on a terrasse, to take a break and to see how Geneva is "living", stay there and just have a look...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A beautiful place to walk around and see the buildings and sit for a coffee. There's a small free museum there as well that explains the history of Geneva.

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