Botanical Gardens is located in Rues Basses - Old Town, an area widely regarded as walkable and business-friendly. There are ample options for restaurants and bars here. Take in the natural beauty of the lake and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Staying at a hotel near Botanical Gardens makes it easy to explore all of the attractions in the greater Geneva area.
More to see near Botanical Gardens
While out visiting Botanical Gardens, you can enjoy some other sightseeing in Rues Basses - Old Town. Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore.
You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at English Garden Park, Treille Promenade, or Anglais Garden. At Mont Saleve, take some time to really appreciate nature. With a shopping trip to Flea Market of Plainpalais, Meyrin Commercial Centre, or Ferney-Voltaire Market, you might find that perfect souvenir. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Port Des Eaux-Vives, Vernets Sports Centre, and Stade de Geneve.
Stroll the halls at Barbier-Mueller Archeology Museum, International Museum of the Reformation, or Espace Rousseau. For cultural attractions, head to Cité du Temps, Rath Art Museum, and Grand Theatre Opera. Swing by Tavel House History Museum, Chapel of the Maccabeans, and Old Arsenal to learn about local history. Molard Tower, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, and Flower Clock are significant monuments.
Be sure to get some family photos at Paquis Baths, Geneve Plage, and Adventure Park Evaux. A few of the most popular sights in the area include Bourg-de-Four Square, Reformation Wall Monument, and Jet d'Eau Fountain. You can also visit Calvin Auditory, Mont Blanc Bridge, and Rousseau Island.
Getting to Botanical Gardens
Get to Botanical Gardens by air. Geneva International Airport (GVA) is the closest major airport, 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from Rues Basses - Old Town. If your plans include public transit, the closest metro stations are Molard Tram Stop, Rive Tram Stop, and Bel-Air Tram Stop. You can take the train to Geneva Station, but Geneve-Eaux-Vives Station and Geneve-Secheron Station are also in the vicinity.