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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

Far from the city, the woodcutters’ hut is a quiet and friendly place in Versoix woods. It is close to the lake and offers beautiful views. The venue consists of eight outdoor tables and four sheltered tables in a spacious stone and wooden house. The square is well shaded and the surrounding forest well maintained. It is easy to set up with a large group.

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.

Noëlle Mendy

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