Centre Ville Rive Gauche

DESTINATIONS switzerland geneva centre-ville-rive-gauche

Unlike its Right Bank counterpart, which extends vertically down toward the lake and river from the main train station, Cornavin, the Centre Ville Rive Gauche is aligned horizontally with the Rhône and comprises Quai du Général Guisan and the Rues Basses shopping area. Both parts of downtown Geneva—Rive Droite and Rive Gauche—are business, shopping, and to some extent residential areas. Geneva's equivalent to 5th Avenue, or Rodeo Drive, is the Left Bank's Rue du Rhône.


Temple de la Fusterie

Designed by Huguenot refugee Jean Vennes and completed in 1715, Geneva's first specifically Calvinist church was built to accommodate the…

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Horloge Fleurie

The city first planted this gigantic, and accurate, floral timepiece in 1955 to highlight Geneva's seminal role in the Swiss…

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Tour de l’Ile

On the border of the Rive Gauche's Plainpalais and Centre Ville neighborhoods is the lone surviving fragment of a 13th-century…

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