Discovering Pays de Gex and Geneva
A hotel in the heart of Pays de Gex
Hôtel La Bonne Auberge is the ideal destination for travelers wishing to discover the Pays de Gex region. Located just a short drive from Geneva, Palexpo and CERN, it offers easy access to many of the region’s tourist attractions. The surrounding area is full of attractions, including Ferney-Voltaire, a small historic town famous for its Voltaire castle and traditional market. The spa town of Divonne and Lake Divonne offer water sports and leisure activities to suit all tastes. For lovers of history and architecture, Fort l’Ecluse is a must-see attraction. This rock-cut military fort offers a breathtaking view over the region and allows visitors to discover the region’s military history.
In the immediate vicinity of Switzerland and Geneva
However, Pays de Gex is only a small part of what the Franco-Swiss border region has to offer. On the other side of the border lies the city of Geneva, a renowned center of international tourism. This cosmopolitan city lies on the shores of the famous Lake Geneva, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Geneva’s jet d’eau is one of the city’s most famous symbols, attracting visitors from all over the world every year. Geneva is also known for its renowned museums, such as the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, which houses an impressive collection of art and historical objects. As well as the United Nations (UN) and the International Red Cross Museum (ICRC), which traces the history of the humanitarian organization.
Geneva is also famous for its culinary specialties, notably chocolate and cheese. Visitors can feast on a variety of traditional Swiss dishes, such as fondue and raclette. For affluent shoppers, Geneva offers a variety of luxury boutiques, as well as local markets and numerous antique stores.
Not forgetting Palexpo and CERN
Palexpo is another highlight of the region. It is an international exhibition center located in Geneva, hosting numerous trade shows and events throughout the year. Among the most popular events are the Geneva International Motor Show, the Haute Horlogerie trade fair, which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world, and the Geneva Fair, which features a variety of handicrafts and local products.
Finally, CERN, located in Meyrin, Switzerland, is the world’s largest particle physics research center. State-of-the-art facilities such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) attract scientists and researchers from all over the world. Visitors can discover the history of particle physics and the importance of current research on guided tours of the site and the “Universe of Particles” exhibition at the Globe of Science and Innovation.