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Palais Wilson

Quai Wilson 47, 1201 Genève, Switzerland

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About Palais Wilson

This former hotel was built at the end of the 19th century. After the first World War, it became the seat of the League of Nations, the predecessor to the United Nations. In 1997, this remarkable monument of international diplomacy was dedicated to the cause of Human Rights. The place has witnessed Geneva’s importance and influence on the international stage. The journey continues towards the splendid parks on the right of the lakeside, including the Perle du Lac.

Attractions near Palais Wilson

Mon Repos Park0.52km from Palais Wilson

The public garden is part of the complex of neighboring parks and is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The place was handed over to the city in 1898 by the Plantamour family. Every year, on November 11, an official ceremony commemorating the ceasefire in 1918 takes place in the garden. The country house built in the center of the park in the 18th century was regularly visited by Voltaire, who also staged several theatrical performances here.

Bains des Pâquis0.56km from Palais Wilson

The Bains des Pâquis are a public bathhouse located on the pier on the right bank of Lake Geneva and protecting the harbor of Geneva, at the level of the Pâquis district. They house the headquarters of the Association of Users of Bains des Pâquis and Sauvetage de Genève. They are open all year round. It an artificial peninsula surrounded by a lively beach that jets into the lake near Pâquis district. Its scenery is unmistakable due to the lighthouse at the end.

Parc de La Perle du Lac0.64km from Palais Wilson

The Perle du Lac park is a public garden located in Geneva , Switzerland. The park has a large flowery meadow, commonly called "jardin de la perle". A Florentine-style building built in 1829 houses the Musée d'histoire des sciences de Genève . In the park there is also a restaurant owned by the municipality of Geneva currently self-managed by the workers themselves where you can taste the typical dishes of French haute cuisine.

The History of Science Museum showcases a collection of rare and ancient scientific instruments from the 17th to the 19th century. The exhibits help us to better understand the evolution of technical subjects, such as astronomy, microscopy, gnomonics, electricity, or meteorology. Located in the lovely park Mon-Repos, in the Villa Bartholoni. It is one of the main attractions in this area.

Brunswick Monument0.73km from Palais Wilson

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.

La Rade0.76km from Palais Wilson

A beautiful lake located in the heart of |Geneva and It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and the largest in the course of the Rhône. The lake lies in the course of the Rhône. The river has its source at the Rhône Glacier near the Grimsel Pass to the east of the lake and flows down through the canton of Valais, entering the lake between Villeneuve and Le Bouveret, before flowing slowly towards its egress at Geneva.

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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.