GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – It’s mid-winter, time to stray-off the beaten path, time to “blur the boundaries between art forms, and open up new artistic horizons”, at least that is how the Antigel arts festival describes its programme.
The prime Geneva alternative festival seeks to bring the performing arts onto alternative stages: hammams, top of buildings, under bridges, bus depots, vineyards and construction sites – to name but a few - in 20 communes in the canton.
The festival can only be described as alternative Geneva at its best.
Shows for everyone, including families with kids.
Yearly from late January to early February.
Hurry, the 2013 season ends 10 February.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Early in the morning, Geneva’s local farm producers and cooks, gather at one of the most dazzlingly colorful outdoor markets in the city: the Plain of Plainpalais. In my opinion, this is one of the most picture-postcard-perfect outdoor food markets in the city and the only one that runs on Sundays.
At the Plaine, you’ll find gorgeous fresh and dried fruits, artful displays of pasta, wine -in winter mulled wine-, “old-world” vegetables, mushrooms, cheese, Valais specialties, home-made jams, freshly made bread, olives, flowers and more.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – With a few more days of good weather ahead of us -fingers crossed- lots of people are still hitting the river banks to bask in the sun.
Although the awesome Green Library has closed its doors (see photos below), people are still making use of the great new “river beaches” by the Jonction (next to the Sujet Bridge) to enjoy the weather.
Ah… and barbecuing is allowed.
Here’s to a great Sunday!
Photos of the Green Library (Librarie au vert à la pointe de la Jonction) and the Rhone
VERSOIX, SWITZERLAND – The Place du Bourg in the community of Versoix, canton Geneva, turns into a mini-golf course this summer.
From Thursday to Sunday from 17:00 to 22:00 enjoy a mini-golf course with 12 holes for only CHF4 for adults and CHF2 for children 5 and older. The price includes a club and ball.
For more information click here.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Finding something to do on Sundays in Geneva and surrounding areas seems to be the perennial conundrum for many expats (and a few locals too) who find the area a bit tame on the weekends. Allow me the pleasure then, to bring you a selection of some of the most fun and interesting activities in the Lake Geneva region, and beyond.
Just visit the Events page of GenevaLunch where I have posted an eclectic collection of what-to-do-on-Sundays, from antique fairs and flea markets to hiking and Nordic walking.
I hope you enjoy the list and happy Sunday everyone!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If you are an architecture buff, this one is for you. The UN in Geneva has added a third, thematic tour of the Palais de Nations, including an exhibit of original design sketches and models for the UN compound.
The tour also includes seeing fine artwork on display at the Palais, including the large fresco by José Maria Sert in the Council Chamber and Miquel Barceló’s ceiling in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilisations Room.
Additional details and info on the architectural tour can be found under the city’s guide to International Geneva.
The UN also offers seasonal guided tours of its pristine gardens. Click here to read more.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – We all know that comes January stores slash their prices significantly however, I had almost but forgotten that at the Bon Genie store at the Geneva International Airport January means huge discounts on selected designer clothes. The best, is that the store (as all stores at the airport) is open on Sundays from 10:00 until 20:00.
For those new in town, the Bon Genie (or Bongenie Grieder) is a subtle, understated upmarket department store found in several cities around the country. The airport’s BG store works as a “stockout” center during the January and summer sales so you will find one-of-a-kind items that you will not find at the Rue de Confederation store (see left).
SWITZERLAND – Here’s another resource for those of you who love to eat and make new friends; Colunching. According to their French creators, this is simply “social networking during the lunch break.”
The idea is for “foodies” of all levels, to get together over lunch, weekend brunch or after-work meals, make new connections, or just keep up with old ones.
You can “Colunch” in Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Bern and other Swiss cities. Also, check the activities section of Glocals for lunch and meet groups.
Carouge, Switzerland - The commune of Carouge in canton Geneva offers something that many expats seem to miss doing on Sundays: shopping.
And, I don’t mean survival (food) shopping.
If you are craving to spend your hard-earned Swiss francs on a Sunday here’s something to do: The first Sunday of each month, from March to November, 42 stores in the old town of Carouge open their doors for some retail-therapy.
Hairdressers, antique shops and boutiques are among the stores that open on those particular Sundays.
Geneva, Switzerland – Tired of the rain and looking for the snow? Here’s a resource that could help you find the powder, pronto.
I am talking about a one-stop website featuring information on every ski station in the country, with up-to-date info on snow fall, accumulation, number of trails and lifts open and entry fees for children and adults.
Best of all, it also features free options, where available, in each of the regions.
The site is easy to navigate. Follow our link, pick a region and then click on the resort name.
All the information at your fingertips!