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Port-Noir - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Quai Gustave-Ador 87, 1207 Genève, Switzerland

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About Port-Noir

Port Noir is located to the north of Geneva, in the municipality of Cologny. It is situated at the spot where Quai Gustave-Ador ends to let Quai de Cologny begin its journey out of Geneva into the town of Cologny. Port Noir serves as an important point in Geneva's history, as this is from where the Swiss armies of Fribourg and Soleure stepped into the city in 1814, and a year later it was amalgamated into the Swiss Confederation, on May 19, 1815. Sculptor Henry Koenig's beautiful creation, La Br

Attractions Near Port-Noir

Parc des Eaux-Vives
Parc des Eaux-Vives0.28km from Port-Noir

Parc des Eaux-Vives is probably one of the most beautiful and oldest parks in the city of Geneva. Nature lovers will appreciate the many hundred-year-old trees and the expansive lawned areas. The manor house dominating the park is a well-respected hotel and restaurant, and a perfect spot to fortify yourself alongside captivating views of the lake and the Jura mountains.

Parc de La Grange
Parc de La Grange0.54km from Port-Noir

The Parc La Grange is the single largest green space in Geneva and some will agree to the fact it's also the most beautiful. It is famous for it's biggest rose garden in Geneva. It now belongs to everyone and is the quickest escape from urban lifestyle you'll find in Geneva.

Geneva Islamic Center
Geneva Islamic Center0.9km from Port-Noir

The Islamic Cultural Center of Geneva was created to provide a prayer hall and social and cultural gathering place for Muslims of diverse origins residing in Geneva. The architectural objectives were to provide traditional Islamic spaces while at the same time respecting local architectural forms. It was one of the famous Islamic pilgrimage centers in this area.

Martin Bodmer Foundation
Martin Bodmer Foundation0.96km from Port-Noir

The Bodmer Foundation is a library and museum specialized in manuscripts and precious editions. It is located in Cologny, Switzerland just outside Geneva. Also known as Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, it is a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The library was established by Martin Bodmer and is famous as the home of the Bodmer Papyri. Some of these papyri are among the oldest remaining copies of the New Testament.

The Geneva Water Fountain
The Geneva Water Fountain1.14km from Port-Noir

jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake, in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. Originally, in 1886 they built the fountain to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière. Shortly it became remarkable symbol of the city and so it was amplified and relocated to the center of the Lake.

Bains des Pâquis
Bains des Pâquis1.19km from Port-Noir

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.

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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.