Genève – in less than 48 hours

img_2184I can’t say that we have “done” Geneva, but we damn well made sure we saw as much as our legs could take!  By the end of the day, our feet were so painfully sore I had to hobble around our Airbnb to cook dinner.

We were in luck however, with our whistle stop trip corresponding to that of the highlight of the Geneve calendar, L’Escalade festival.  It is a weekend where the citizens of Geneva celebrate the failed attack by the Duke of Savoy in 1602 by wearing historical costumes of the time, musket and cannon firing, Pike displays and much more!  Many children were dressed in costumes reminiscent of Halloween, and ran around the city having a great old time!

During our walk around, and enjoyment of the Festival, we took in the sites of the Jet d’eau Fountain, St Peters Cathedral and we became deeply acquainted to Genève’s Old Town with many hours spent wandering through the beautiful streets. We even managed to catch The Reformation Wall on our wander through Bastions Park on our way home.  We had a great Airbnb, which while expensive on my tight budget (just over $100AUD a night), was brilliantly located to the Train station, and was walking distance to the Old Town.

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