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3 day break in Geneva

Hi going to Geneva for 3 days in August, never been before.

Anyone got any tips of best places to visit/see in such a short time? Prefer lakeside and town squares.

Any decent day trips worth getting out of Geneva for (only got 3 days)?

Been told there is a beautiful lakside medieval village just over the french border with shore lined iwth restaurants, anone know the name of this village.

Thanks for any tips in advance.

Anniversary couple

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1. Re: 3 day break in Geneva

Here you go -

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g188057-c127289/Gen…

the name of the village (not town!) you are talking about is Yvoire and I have addressed an excursion there in the above. Be sure to reserve your table at le Pré de la Cure IF you want to have lunch in Yvoire. We go there often. Even if it takes us 90mins drive each way!!

Another day excursion that might be interesting and very different from the Suisse Romande is to go to bern. Takes about 2hrs each way from Geneva.

See this:

ttp://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g188052-c127052/Bern:Switzerland:A.Walking.Tour.Of.Bern.html

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2. Re: 3 day break in Geneva

Another fun one is to take the train to Montreux, stroll the lakeside promenade, visit the beautiful Chateau de Chillon, and, if the weather is fine and you fancy a mountain fix, take the little train from Montreux up to the Rochers de Naye.

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3. Re: 3 day break in Geneva

Should you go to Chillon be sure to take the audioguide (get it when you pay for your entrance. it costs a little extra). It will be well worth it as the château has a very long and complicated history and this guide explains it well.

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4. Re: 3 day break in Geneva

Also, bring your swimming things and have a lovely swim from the grass and pebble beach to the right of the base of Chillon castle.

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