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Basilica Notre-Dame

Place de Cornavin, 1201 Genève, Switzerland


About Basilica Notre-Dame

The Basilica of Notre-Dame, built between 1852 and 1857. It is the main place of worship for Geneva's Catholic community. Located near the Cornavin railway station, pilgrims stop there on their way to Santiago de Compostela. In June 1875, after the anticlerical government came to power, the Basilica was occupied, then closed. In 1911, the Catholic Church was able to buy it back. Made of sandstone, its architecture was inspired by the 13th-century Gothic style.

Attractions near Basilica Notre-Dame

Île Rousseau0.5km from Basilica Notre-Dame

A lovely little island park nestled right at the center of the river Rhone. Linked by a bridge called Post des Bergues. Rousseau Island is a quiet tranquil place to have a break in the mids of sightseeing.  It is one of the beautiful places to spend time with your family.

Brunswick Monument0.51km from Basilica Notre-Dame

The Brunswick Monument is a mausoleum built-in 1879 in the Jardin des Alpes in Geneva, Switzerland to commemorate the life of Charles II, Duke of Brunswick. He bequeathed his fortune to the city of Geneva in exchange for a monument to be built in his name, specifying that it be a replica of the Scaliger Tombs in Verona, Italy. The Grand Théâtre de Genève, opened in 1879, was built with the legacy. It was one of the ancient attractions in this area and also a nice tourist attraction.

Pont du Mont-Blanc0.57km from Basilica Notre-Dame

The Pont du Mont-Blanc is a road bridge over the Rhône, located in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. All along the bridge, fixed flag carriers are lined up on both sides. The bridge as it exists in 2007 is built on seven main steel girders for a total length of 252 meters. It is one of the architectural wonders in Switzerland.

Parc Beaulieu0.69km from Basilica Notre-Dame

Located in the heart of the Grottes neighborhood, the Beaulieu Park “proxitraining” course involves 7 wooden posts set up in a 900-m loop. This simple equipment offers local residents the chance to exercise outdoors right in their own neighborhood. It  is famous for its majestic cedars that are almost three hundred years old.

L'Usine0.69km from Basilica Notre-Dame

L'Usine is an alternative and self-managed cultural center located in Geneva.  It is also a structure bringing together 18 collectives and associations which has established its headquarters in the former Geneva gold roughing factory. The most visible aspect of the Factory is the programming of shows, events, parties, concerts, and exhibitions in the different places that compose it: concert halls, nightclubs, art galleries, theater, cinema, and various branches dedicated to the development of c

Voltaire Institute and Museum0.7km from Basilica Notre-Dame

It was the former house of Voltaire. The museum was opened to the public in 1954; It presents documents, paintings, prints, sculptures, including 3 masterpieces by Houdon, about Voltaire and his family. It contains the writer's furniture and personal objects that evoke his life, including letters and manuscripts. There are regular exhibitions on the writer and his century. Not a lot of objects, but an opportunity to imagine the life of Voltaire in this place.

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The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. The city of Geneva dominates the economy of the canton. It is a center of commerce, trade, and finance.