We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Place Bourg du Four

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Bourg-de-Four
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Intersection of rue Verdaine | rue des Chaudronniers, rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am

This historic town square is situated at the heart of Old Geneva.

Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Geneva and Annecy Tour With Optional Lake Geneva Cruise
More Info
and up
Geneva Old Town Segway Tour
More Info
and up
Day Trip to Geneva and Annecy from Chamonix

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 85
  • 82
    Very good
  • 13
  • 0
  • 1
Simply an incredible place to visit and to live!

I had the pleasure of living here for just a little bit over 6 months. What a nice place. There is not only great stores and bars and restaurants but the place is just nice and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Herrliberg, CH
Add Photo Write a Review

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 181: English reviews
Herrliberg, CH
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the pleasure of living here for just a little bit over 6 months. What a nice place. There is not only great stores and bars and restaurants but the place is just nice and lively. It is up the hill so you need to be prepare to walk, but walking is a normal thing in Switzerland. The plaza... More 

Thank BeautifulArtsyThings
Level Contributor
27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A classic medieval Old Town square filled with alfresco eateries and lined with beautifully preserved buildings along cobblestoned streets. A good place to relax and unwind, away from the bustling city streets of Geneva. This is a good starting place for you to explore the Old Town area.

Thank Herbert C
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
171 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The «Four» in the name refers to the «forum», the market place of the city in Roman times. More than ever, this is the most pleasant square in the Old Town and the place to meet friends or watch the world go by from one of its busy terraces. Geneva’s history of the past 500 years has left its marks... More 

Thank RayAnh72
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-do. Have a drink or just a walk and take the opportunity to watch people and the architecture around this place.

1 Thank Hernan G
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
145 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An expensive area with sidewalk cafes for a spot of people watching. It's a trendy area and slightly touristy, hence the inflated prices. But then again, Switzerland isn't for the thrifty.

Thank two5kid
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

You can't come to Geneva and not have at least one drink on this terrasse in the middle of the old town. Surrounded by beautiful old buildings and full of animation on sunny days!

Thank Marco D
Gembloux, Belgium
Level Contributor
52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Not the best old town center I have ever seen in Europe but worth a visit. Restaurants are extremely expensive.

Thank amanpaul
Verona, Italy
Level Contributor
176 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Every time in Geneve I love to spend some of my time enjoying and "apero" in this lovely square plenty of fine pubs and restaurants

Thank Claudio D
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

the pubs and the restaurants are a little overrrated and expensive! a little bit further you can find cheaper and better pubs. But if you are in Geneva you have to visit the old city and place bourg du four is a must... but honestly there are much nicer 'Place' in and around geneva.

Thank jf19872015
Level Contributor
51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is a great square to soak up the ambience of Geneva at relaxation. The neighbourhood is steeped in history. People watching is fascinating here with a great cross-section of social cultures evident. Oh, and you can drink a coffee or beer and wine too, just to help pass the time. :-)

Thank roncas

Travelers who viewed Place Bourg du Four also viewed

Geneva, Canton of Geneva
Geneva, Canton of Geneva
Geneva, Canton of Geneva

Been to Place Bourg du Four? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Place Bourg du Four staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?