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L'Usine

Place des Volontaires 4, 1204 Genève, Switzerland

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About L'Usine

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



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The Cimetière des Rois is a cemetery in Geneva, Switzerland, where John Calvin (the Protestant reformer), Jorge Luis Borges (the Argentine author), Sérgio Vieira de Mello (the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights), Ernest Ansermet (renowned Swiss conductor), and Jean Piaget[1] (the noted developmental psychologist and epistemologist) are buried. There are also so many famous persons are buried here.

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.

The Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève is a contemporary art exhibition centre in Geneva, Switzerland, founded by Adelina von Fürstenberg in 1974. The Centre was the first contemporary art institution in Suisse Romande. As a Kunsthalle, it does not have a collection but organizes temporary exhibitions and projects with regional and international artists.

MAMCO Genève0.59km from L'Usine

Mamco is the largest, youngest, and most contemporary art museum in Switzerland. It enjoys international fame and is recognized as a benchmark institution in the contemporary scene. He bases his work on a collection of 4,000 works, a third of which belong to him. Since it opened in 1994, the museum has presented more than 450 exhibitions, reflecting the diversity and dynamism of the Swiss and international art scene.

Musée Rath0.62km from L'Usine

The Rath Museum has been a prestigious venue for temporary exhibitions organized by the Art and History Museum of the city of Geneva. It enjoys an international reputation in the field of contemporary art since 1910.

Patek Philippe Museum0.65km from L'Usine

The Patek Philippe Museum is located in the heart of the Plainpalais district which was founded in 2001. The museum showcases the most prestigious creations of the brand’s master watchmakers. Visitors can also admire an extraordinary collection of watches, musical automata, and enamel miniatures from the 16th to the 19th centuries, created in Geneva, Switzerland, and Europe. The museum also houses a library entirely dedicated to horology and its related subjects.

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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.