By Viktoria Rajnak
Finally, summer has arrived with temperatures making it perfect for lounging outdoors. The heat naturally attracts us closer to the water, and there is a wide choice of different places to have drinks and hang out. I like to enjoy the warm lakeside breeze at the following lounges:
Starting off at rive droite at La Terrasse (web cam), which has a sublime location right by the water. As soon as the summer sun appears, so does this terrace.
This is the perfect stop when walking along the quai at any time of the day. If coming by boat you can refresh yourself with a cold beer, while your boat is being re-fuelled.
After winding your way to the other side of the lake, you will find some well-known places that have been here for years, as well as some newbies.
The Moët floating bar – the Jetlounge – is brand new, decorated entirely in white. It is built on a barge lying between the Neptune boat and the Jet d’eau.
Even though it’s only temporary, they have managed to create a luxurious lounge with a chic feeling. It’s open until the end of July.
If you’re looking for more than a drink, the Geneva Art Festival has cultural programs for all audiences running until 26 August. The exterior is a re-assemby of the Colosseum.
They have performances, live music, entertainment for the kids, and also cinema evenings.
In the same place, but with a separate entrance, sits the Geneva Art café. It occupies two floors with a magnificent terrace overlooking the lake.
They share a stony beach with access to the lake if you wish to take a dip to cool down.
Others prepare their windsurfs for action, or just work on their tan, lying on the big rocks surrounding the beach. Instructors and equipment for most popular kinds of water sports can be booked or rented here.
All of the terraces have music, and there is no doubt the holiday mood is present.