World's Longest Bench Geneva

Image by Claire Hobden

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 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.

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Details about this spot



Rue de la Croix-Rouge, Geneva

Opening Times

24 hours daily


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