Nyon goes red, Versoix blue

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Lake Geneva region towns are blushing with colour this spring. Versoix is turning floral blue: the town Tuesday 16 April told its residents they can pick up free seed packets of blue and white flowers, asking them to plant them widely and to add floweres in one more complementary colour. Nyon is […]

A1 traffic blocked Tuesday morning due to accident near Versoix

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – An accident at 10:00 on the A1 between Coppet and Versoix, in the direction of Geneva, reduced traffic to one lane on the road for over an hour Tuesday morning 22 January. Details are not yet available from the cantonal police, but the driver of a car reportedly had to be cut […]

Business: airlines, Coty, LeShop, Solar Impulse, Roche

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Business highlights Wednesday 4 April include: Iata, the airline industry organization, says that traffic increased in February, up 8.6 percent for passenger traffic and 5.2 percent for cargo, but it cautions that with petrol prices rising the outlook remains fragile. Coty, American beauty company that also owns a number of top clothing […]

Versoix chocolate festival

Just outside the city of Geneva, Versoix hosts the Chocolate Festival, a free event that focuses on some of the most famous chocolate producers: Cartier and Favarger, as well as independent chocolate makers. Location: Versoix, SwitzerlandLink out: http://www.versoix.ch/fdc.phpStart date: 16 Mar 2013End date: 17 Mar 2013

Financial consultants: Blackden Financial

Blackden is a boutique of Swiss-based financial advisers whose work includes expat mortgages and primary & secondary residences, pensions and taxation. Based in Versoix.

Geneva police announce pedophile’s January arrrest after he confesses

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A man who had been sexually accosting, but without force, girls from 6 to 11 years old since 2002, has been behind bars since January, Geneva police announced Thursday. The 38-year-old has admitted to committing 60 sexual acts, usually asking the children for assistance to urinate and then masturbating. The man, who […]

Lausanne overtakes Geneva for foreigners population share

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva, with its international organizations and United Nations European seat is not likely to lose its reputation as Switzerland’s international city, but Lausanne has been creeping up on it as an international centre. From 2008 to 2010 the resident foreigners’ share of the total population in the capital of Vaud was higher […]

Versoix to Geneva trains replaced by buses after 9pm

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Major maintenance works on the railroad lines will result in regional trains between Geneva and Versoix being stopped after 21:00, starting 11 May, until 6 June, Monday/Tuesday nights to Friday/Saturday nights. InterRegio, Intercity and RegioExpress trains will run on their normal schedules. The nights of 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 June, trains […]

College du Léman shifts financial strategy, sells its land

School frees money for major investments Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – One of the largest private schools in the Lake Geneva region, the College du Léman (CDL) in Versoix, at the edge of Geneva, has sold the land on which the school sits. Suva, Swiss accident insurance company based in Lucerne, is the buyer, making this […]

Lake Geneva region has week of hefty science/tech successes

Hydroptere_Copyright Gilles Martin-Raget

Travel bargains, solar panels, antimatter detectors, flying boats and an all-new old solar system! Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The Lake Geneva region has been showing its mettle in science and high tech areas this week. The world’s fastest sailboat project unveiled its new prototype, an entrepreneur has won a major award for his travel bargain’s […]