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Parc des Franchises

Avenue de Châtelaine, 1203 Genève, Switzerland

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About Parc des Franchises

Located between the Charmilles district and that of Vieusseux, this large and beautiful park, rich in magnificent trees, is home to the largest humid biotope in the canton of Geneva and offers a wide range of recreational and sporting activities. It is very popular with the surrounding population.


Attractions near Parc des Franchises

Voltaire Institute and Museum1.34km from Parc des Franchises

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.

Parc Beaulieu1.65km from Parc des Franchises

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'Usine1.71km from Parc des Franchises

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

Cemetery of Kings (Plainpalais Cemetery)1.84km from Parc des Franchises

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.

Basilica Notre-Dame1.99km from Parc des Franchises

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.

Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève2.07km from Parc des Franchises

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.

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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.