Do you live in Geneva and want to take your friends on a picnic near home? Here are some places (parks, beaches and barbecue areas) suitable for picnics with family and friends. To make your life easier, we have listed them on a map at the end of this article.
A beautiful, rural corner of greenery in the heart of the canton of Geneva. There is a large, well-equipped picnic area (tables, benches, barbecues) that is pleasant and quiet. Beware, in summer it is quite busy.
La pointe de la Jonction
Located in a popular and lively district, Pointe de la Jonction has one of the most beautiful views of the city and a very nice picnic spot. It owes its name to the fact that the Arve and the Rhône literally meet here before they continue their journey to the sea together. Your picnic could therefore also be an opportunity to go down the Arve on Rafts.
Parc de La Perle du Lac
Situated between Moynier and Barton parks, this pearl of the lake (La Perle du Lac) certainly lives up to its name. It offers exceptional views of both the harbour and the Grand Lac. La Perle du Lac is one of the most densely wooded parks in Geneva. Around the Museum of the History of Science, there is one of the most beautiful tulip trees in the city and a cork oak with impressive bark. We love it!
Parc la Grange
Parc la Grange is the largest and one of the most beautiful parks in the city. Its majestic trees, spectacular views and varied atmospheres make it a great place to walk and an ideal picnic spot. It is often the venue for concerts and events. It is located between the Eaux-Vives district and Eaux-Vives park, with which it forms spatial and vegetation continuity.
Bois de Versoix
The concept of the bespoke picnic
Some picnics deserve special attention, particularly when it comes to asking for your beloved’s hand in marriage, or celebrating a birthday. Nothing should be left to chance if you want to ensure that this moment remains etched in your memories forever. For this reason, it is sometimes advisable to call on an agency with specialist expertise in the field. They will be able to design a high-end, custom-made event, and make sure it is a success.