Grand Dixence BBQ fire sends 2 to hospital

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Two Italians who were on vacation in canton Vaud were flown to hospitals suffering from burns, following a 1 August accident at a family barbecue near the Grande Dixence dam. Lighter fluid was used as the fire for the grill was being started and the two, who were seated nearby, were caught […]

Geneva’s free summer concerts in the park

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The 2012 Musiques Colorées free concerts, part of the series Musiques en été festival, takes place at the Ella Fitzgerald stage at La Grange Park every Wednesday and Friday from 6 July until 24 August. All concerts start at 20:30 sharp and last anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes. The 11-year-old event […]

CinéTransat: free outdoor films in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – If this is your first summer in Geneva, cheer up, the city in summer is nothing like the rest of the year, there are loads of things happening. First in my list of free fun events this summer is CinéTransat or free outdoor films by the lake. A chance to watch a […]

Free movies under the stars in Geneva

  Geneva, Switzerland – My quest for bargains, cheaper prices, and free, fun events in Geneva, finds me again by Lake Geneva’s shores. Today’s key word: Ciné Transat. Ciné Transat is a city-sponsored nocturnal hangout that offers free movies under the stars and by the lake, near the Perle du Lac restaurant. An incredible setting […]

Geneva summer guide to free concerts in the park

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch.com) – Every summer Geneva boasts its own version of the popular Summer Stage in Central Park. The 9-year-old event is called Musiques en été festival, and it features loads of free World Beat music concerts in a park setting. The free concerts take place at the Ella Fitzgerald stage at La Grange […]

Free music concerts in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Place du Bourg, Molard, Place de la Navigation, Bastions Park, the English Gardens and Old Town are but of few of the places with free music concerts starting today 25 May and until the end of the month. The genre will mostly please brass-band and classical music aficionados who can […]

All-you-can-eat barbecue & jazz concerts

Title: All-you-can-eat barbecue buffet & jazz concerts Location: Vullierens Link out: Click here Description: Every Friday on the castle gardens, an all-you-can-eat barbecue and jazz concert for CHF40. Children pay CHF15. Start Date: 2010-05-21 End Date: 2010-06-11

Summer guide to Geneva: free lawn chairs

  Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva is a city of parks. There are 310 hectares of green areas divided in 800 small and large plots, which according to the Department of Social Cohesion, Youth and Sports, represents 20% of the urban territory. Since 2003, the City has been offering free lawn chairs in parks around town during the […]

Lebanese courgette salad: great picnic dish

Mezze: summer vegetables with a new twist for your picnics What are summer vegetables for us are year-long vegetables for the Lebanese and Syrians. Choosing your courgettes or zucchini Zucchini should be dark green and firm to the touch. Avoid wrinkly-looking courgettes, which are not fresh. Choose young, small ones. The taste is more delicate […]

Aubergine caviar: perfect picnic accompaniment

Mezze: summer vegetables with a new twist for your picnics What are summer vegetables for us are year-long vegetables for the Lebanese and Syrians. Choosing your aubergine or eggplant Aubergine or eggplant caviar is a perfect accompaniment to any summer picnic. Although we don’t really have enough days of hot sun in Switzerland to produce […]