Plainpalais is a business-friendly neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the lake and parks—or broaden your horizons with some local theater. Hotels in Plainpalais provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Geneva area.
Sightseeing around Plainpalais
The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Study the collections at Museum of Ethnography Geneva, Patek Philippe Watch Museum, or Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. You can buy tickets to live performances at Geneva Conservatory of Music, Grütli Theatre, and Grand Theatre Opera. Monuments like Reformation Wall Monument, Saint-Pierre Cathedral, and Molard Tower honor the area. Learn about the local history at Old Arsenal, Chapel of the Maccabeans, and Tavel House History Museum. Hours of family fun are waiting at Paquis Baths, Geneve Plage, and Adventure Park Evaux.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Treille Promenade, Bastions Park, and Parc Bertrand. Surround yourself with nature at Mont Saleve. Flea Market of Plainpalais, Vernets Sports Centre, or Port Des Eaux-Vives will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include Bourg-de-Four Square, Jet d'Eau Fountain, and Ariana Ceramics and Glass Museum. You can also stop by Geneva University, Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, and Rath Art Museum.
Getting around Plainpalais
If you want to get around the city, Pont-d'Arve Tram Stop is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Uni-Mail Tram Stop and Augustins Tram Stop.
Geneva International Airport (GVA) is the closest major airport, 3.1 miles (4.9 km) from Plainpalais.