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4 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in Geneva

MINA BAYAT

Four SeaSonS Hotel deS Bergues

HEAD CONCIERGE, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL DES BERGUES

+41 22 908 70 00

I would like to suggest a private visit to the famous Patek Philippe Museum – home to the prestigious creations of the Geneva-based master watchmakers, which was founded in 1839.

Guests will discover an extraordinary display of watches, musical automata and portrait miniatures from the 16th to the 19th century. After the visit, guests may enjoy a guided walking tour around the old city, accompanied by an expert in the city’s history. A day trip to the traditional village of Gruyères, only 1.5 hours from Geneva, is a must for enjoying traditional Swiss scenery and the chance to taste traditional cheese fondue. For the adventurous, why not take a helicopter flight above Mont Blanc? Wine lovers will enjoy a visit to one of the many vineyards outside Geneva to taste local varieties. And if the weather allows, we can organize a cruise on a private yacht – complete with lunch – so guests can explore more of the beautiful Lake Geneva.

DINING

I recommend two restaurants where guests will definitely have a rewarding gastronomic experience:

Auberge du Lion d’Or

A Michelin-Starred restaurant that enjoys a spectacular view over the lake and mountains; an elegant dining room providing a ‘Zen’ contemporary spirit and a truly beautiful terrace. Savor French seasonal gastronomy at its best!

Domaine de Châteauvieux

This two-Michelin-Star restaurant belongs to the region’s most famous Chef – Philippe Chevrier. Part of a 16th-century hotel located in the countryside close to Calvin, guests are guaranteed truly excellent cuisine, prepared in a more traditional way, in addition to a fabulous wine list.

BEST SHOP / PLACE TO SHOP:

Rue du Rhône (100m walk from the Four Seasons) has the best shops in town: Hermès, Breguet, Chaumet, Van Cleef & Arpels, Roger Dubuis, Avakian, Mont Blanc, De Grisogono, Boucheron, Louis Vuitton and many more.