Molard place by night
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Molard place by night

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A: Place Du Molard, Geneva, Switzerland

by J-P. Scherrer, 30 meters away

This is the center of the city, near the Lake Leman side and just below the old town. A few cafes hav...

Place Du Molard, Geneva, Switzerland

B: Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland

by J-P. Scherrer, 130 meters away

This is the beginning of the Lake Leman, with the "Fountain" on the background.

Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland

C: Streets of Geneva

by Alex Maksiov, 160 meters away

Streets of Geneva

D: Rue Du Perron

by J-P. Scherrer, 180 meters away

This tiny little street comes from Geneva "downtown", near Lake Geneva, and goes up to the old town, ...

Rue Du Perron

E: Geneva, Oldtown, Hotel des Armures

by Michel Kummerman, 220 meters away

Geneva, Oldtown, Hotel des Armures et son restaurant bien connu par des nombreux touristes ayant effe...

Geneva, Oldtown, Hotel des Armures

F: Geneva, Oldtown, Cathedrale St Pierre et musée de la Reforme

by Michel Kummerman, 230 meters away

Geneva, Oldtown, Cathedrale St Pierre et musée de la Reforme at lunch time on one of the first nice d...

Geneva, Oldtown, Cathedrale St Pierre et musée de la Reforme

G: Place De La Madeleine, Geneva, Switzerland

by J-P. Scherrer, 230 meters away

This is a little place just between the old town and the city center, below St.Pierre Cathedral.

Place De La Madeleine, Geneva, Switzerland

H: Place Cathedrale Geneve

by fabimacg5, 230 meters away

Place Cathedrale Geneve

I: Tavel House (Maison Tavel)

by J-P. Scherrer, 230 meters away

Destroyed by a fire in 1334, the house have been immediately rebuilt by the family Tavel. The city co...

Tavel House (Maison Tavel)

J: Flower Clock on Geneva's lake-side

by J-P. Scherrer, 240 meters away

This is the famous "Flower Clock", in the English Garden, on Geneva's lake-side, where lots of touris...

Flower Clock on Geneva's lake-side

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