Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”.

Gently sloping vineyards border the shores of the lake, with the capital city of Lausanne across from the highest Alpine peaks. Lively towns and small wine-growing villages appear scattered at random.

Events

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Birds
A major exhibition exceptionally occupying all four floors of the Museum. Four museographic approaches, four perspectives on the world of birds. A fine occasion for children and adults to get to know birds better in order to protect them better.
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Discover the Baga
Through a selection of pieces, visitors are offered an emblematic insight into Baga art. From Europe to the United States, these artefacts have fascinated generations of artists (Picasso, Giacometti) who saw in their formal properties the very essenc.....
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Never ending stories cycle
This exhibition spotlights the unique place held by Philippe Thomas on the art scene of the 1980s and 1990s. It is also the opportunity to dedicate the entire museum space to an artist whose work has been present there since it first opened.
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Ceramics of Islam: The Ariana selects from its storerooms
After Italian pottery in 2006, the Ariana Museum is presenting, with Ceramics of Islam, the second part of its collections to the public, exhibiting not only its masterpieces, but also more common specimens, those of dubious attribution and possible .....
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International festival of the oriental movies
The 2014 edition will host around 100 movies of a wide range of genres that originate from Eastern countries as well as Western countries. These movies are meant to showcase high quality and tackle human values, while being thought-provocative. The a.....
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Controlling light
Is it possible to constrain light? Force it to take a particular path or change its colour? Through a series of interactive devices you can discover the fun answers to these questions: games with mirrors, coloured shadows, miniature rainbows and opti.....
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Bourses déliées & Capsules
This exhibition unites research into heterogeneous practices and media by the winners of the 2012 Cantonal Contemporary Art Fund for graduates of HEAD (Geneva University of Art and Design) and invites the public to discover through these individual e.....
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Contemporary creation and patronage, a sustainable alliance.
The world of contemporary ceramics abounds with inventive artists, evolving at the intersection between applied arts, design and contemporary art. A selection of evocative pieces attests to the diversity of the current scene and to the commitment of .....
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Electron Festival 2014
Geneva's festival of electronic cultures. A multidisciplinary festival between legend and avant-garde. Participating locations: Palladium, Usine, Fonderie Kugler, Gravière, Silencio, Weetamix, Makhno, Spoutnik and Le Commun.
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Deltron 3030 - Electron Festival
A dream team trio that knows how to surround themselves since we find on their second album guests such as Damon Albarn, Zach de la Rocca, Mike Patton, even the actor Joseph Gordon Lewytt. For their first appearance in Switzerland, a full band and an.....
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HelveticDanse - Glory
In honour of the two hundred anniversary of Geneva's entry into the Swiss Confederation: Glory, Choreographer Andonis Foniadakis. Music by Georg Friedrich Haendel. Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève – Director Philippe Cohen.
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HelveticDanse - Béjart Ballet Lausanne
In honour of the two hundred anniversary of Geneva's entry into the Swiss Confederation: Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Choreographer Maurice Béjart Director Gil Roman
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HelveticDanse - Absolut Dansa
In honour of the two hundred anniversary of Geneva's entry into the Swiss Confederation: New creation Choreographer, Set & Costume Designer Johan Inger Music by Johann Sebastian Bach Flockwork Choreographer, Set & Costume Designer Alexander Ekman...
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The Chronokids
The Chronokids Adèle and Marvin travel through time using their mobile phone found at the fleamarket. On the basis of the graphic novel, visitors will be able to discover, from a historical and scientific perspective, seven major inventions which hav.....
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Dance festival
At the begining of May, libraries, theaters, pedestrian crossings and even private apartments will act as dance floors. The 9th edition of the Festival of Dance offers over 90 dance classes and workshops in Geneva and in the partner communes of Carou.....
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Der Ring des Nibelungen
Stage Festival Play in 1 Prolog and 3 Days by Richard Wagner. Das Rheingold: prolog in 4 scenes. Die Walküre: first Day in 3 acts. Siegfried: second Day in 3 acts. Götterdämmerung: third Day in 3 acts and 1 prolog. Sung in German with English and Fre.....
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Bol d'Or Mirabaud
Europe's largest lake sailing race is always a spectacular event with unpredictable hazards playing a decisive role.
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Music in Summer
Music in Summer is a festival organized by the city of Geneva. During the entire summer, more than thirty concerts will take place in outdoors places such as Cour de l’Hôtel de Ville and Ella Fitzgerald stage in Parc de La Grange. This festival propo.....
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Lake Parade
Making its way along the banks of Lake Geneva, the Lake Parade is all about Swiss and international techno. An event for those who love to hear it put together by those who love to produce. All will come together for one of the best outdoor dance par.....