World's Longest Bench Geneva

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World’s Longest Bench – A promenade with a view

Ok, I imagine this is not what you came for when you decided to visit Geneva. But this spot marries so many of Geneva’s charms in a single sitting, it would be a crying shame to miss it.

Geneva’s Old Town is perched high on a hill, and flanking one side of it is the Promenade de la Treille. The long flat stretch has become home to what is known as the World’s longest bench – so gather up every single person you know and see if you can fill it up! Right, don’t do that. But do go for a stroll in the late afternoon sun and have a seat for a moment to take in the Salève, the Parc des Bastions (check the Parc des Bastions article) and the University of Geneva campus. The view is beautiful, and it will no doubt be a welcomed rest after walking up that hill.

And if by then you’ve worked up an appetite, the Promenade is just a stone’s throw away from one of my favorite classic Geneva restaurants, the Café du Bourg de Four (check the Café du Bourg de Four article).  

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Rue de la Croix-Rouge, Geneva

Opening Times

24 hours daily


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)