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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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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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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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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Insolite Nudity
A selection of unique pieces from the Antiquity to the 20th century, originating from Africa, Asia, Oceania and pre-Columbian America. The visitors acquainted with what we call the “primitive” arts will not be surprised to see the representations of .....
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Rodin: the accident and the random
Auguste Rodin revitalized modern sculpture by introducing into the notion of random and the accident. Accepting chance outcomes, he incorporated elements into his artistic approach that owed nothing to his own personnal initiative. The accident thus .....
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Tissot: The light of time
“Tissot: The light of time” tells the fascinating story of the development of the first tactile watch ever to experience the benefits of the light of day, the men’s Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar and the women’s version, the Tissot T-Touch Lady Solar.
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Cosmos et Vertus
The exhibition presents a combination of cubism, realism and fauvism art. Geometric shapes and vivid colours present a universe of symbols and myths, always ruled by harmony. Characters as diverse as watchmen and bathers inhabit the impressive oil pa.....
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Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement
The Biennale of Moving Images 2014 will present new works by 26 emerging Swiss and international artists, specifically commissioned for the event. Alongside the exhibitions, the BIM 2014 will offer a large number of events (retrospectives, talks, wor.....
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Imperial China - Splendours of the Qing dynasty
To celebrate the first half-century of its existence in October 2014, the Baur Museum is organizing an exceptional exhibition devoted to the Kangxi (1662-1723), Yongzheng (1723-1736) and Qianlong (1736-1796) emperors of the Qing dynasty. It evokes th.....
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Keith Haring
This exhibition boasts the most important collection of posters by Keith Haring, an icon of pop art committed to making art accessible to all. AIDS prevention, racism, drug awareness, environmental protection and cultural promotion, Keith Haring stro.....
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Keith Haring
This exhibition boasts the most important collection of posters by Keith Haring, an icon of pop art committed to making art accessible to all. AIDS prevention, racism, drug awareness, environmental protection and cultural promotion, Keith Haring stro.....
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23rd March of Hope
A charity walk along the Geneva Lakeside: It’s all very simple, everyone taking part looks for sponsors who agree to contribute a certain sum for each kilometre walked. On the day of the walk, they are given a ‘passport’ which is stamped by voluntee......
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23rd March of Hope
A charity walk along the Geneva Lakeside: It’s all very simple, everyone taking part looks for sponsors who agree to contribute a certain sum for each kilometre walked. On the day of the walk, they are given a ‘passport’ which is stamped by voluntee......
World Investment Forum 2014
World Investment Forum 2014
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Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014)
Horyou is pleased to announce the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum 2014 (SIGEF 2014). This inaugural event combines a number of interactive sessions that will showcase the global cultural diversity of the participants.
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Tissot: The light of time
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), intend to salute the excellence of worldwide horological production and annually rewards the finest creations and the most important operators in the watchmaking sector. The watches pre-selected for the G.....
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Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2014)
Horyou is pleased to announce the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum 2014 (SIGEF 2014). This inaugural event combines a number of interactive sessions that will showcase the global cultural diversity of the participants.
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Tissot: The light of time
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), intend to salute the excellence of worldwide horological production and annually rewards the finest creations and the most important operators in the watchmaking sector. The watches pre-selected for the G.....
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Opening in the old town
12 art galleries and 3 museums open their doors in Old Town.
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Festival Tous Ecrans
Festival Tous Ecrans / Geneva International Film Festival has been exploring the relationship between cinema, television, and new forms of digital creation since 1995, with a programme based on one simple idea: Authors are at the heart of audio-visua.....
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Course de l'escalade
Each year, on the first Saturday of December, the most popular sporting event in Geneva takes place in the old town: The Escalade Race. All the races take place in the narrow streets of the old town and finish in the Bastion Park. As from 6 years ol......
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Open House Day
Wine lovers, don't miss the “Open House Day“, a unique event in the heart of the beautiful Geneva's countryside. Geneva’s wineries open their doors to share their passion and present wines made from the previous year’s harvest.