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Place Bourg du Four

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Neighbourhood: Bourg-de-Four
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Address: Intersection of rue Verdaine | rue des Chaudronniers, rue Etienne-Dumont, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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This historic town square is situated at the heart of Old Geneva.

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Delightful square in the old 'cobbled' town area of Geneva

A lovely square flanked by old shuttered buildings, trees and numerous cafes, restaurants and outdoor bars on the cobbles. Be careful of the prices when you sit outside... Geneva... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Skiboy 20/20
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Kent, UK
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Kent, UK
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

A lovely square flanked by old shuttered buildings, trees and numerous cafes, restaurants and outdoor bars on the cobbles. Be careful of the prices when you sit outside... Geneva old town is not cheap! Tourist area and good for photos and a relaxing half hour people watching sipping a 'petit rouge'.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Well, I was in the Place Bourg du Four this morning and I am going there tomorrow. it is the place where i go nearly every day to have an excellent capuccino and read my favorite newspaper.Place Bourg du Four is the oldest place of Genève with beautyful old buildings of 15th, 16th century, the cathedral is just nearby, you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

There are plenty of cafes around the square, some reasonably priced compared to others. It is not the most interesting part of Geneva's old city but it is a nice place to take a rest while out exploring.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A little square full of locals, a nice quiet place just in the middle of the old city. Cofee is expensive there but the sinshine and views are great

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, but It has not a lot to do. It is worthy if you have time, if not, don't put it in your list.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It is absolutely worth to pass by there while exploring the old town. Lovely square with nice little boutiques, restaurants and bars.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Place Bourg de Four is a must in Geneva. Every year the Escalade celebrations take place here, in the historical heart of the city. The Palais de Justice is also right here. The square is lined with bars, restaurants and specialty shops. Have a coffee, a drink or a lively meal. Lots of options to choose from. The Caran d'ache... More 

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aberdeen
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We walked to Place Bourg du Four the first time we visited it during our trip to Gevena in Dec 2016. We then discovered there is a local small Bus No. 36 which runs up to and all around Old Town with several bus stops in the area at different places of interest. Place Bourg de Four is a lovely... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

When everything is closed on Sunday, this place is the best place to find a hot chocolate and to people watch.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the centre of the old town, which gave us a look at the architecture of the time. We were also there today when the L'Escalade was on with the enactment of the 1602 defeat of the Duke of Savoy in the square with canons blazing and muskets firing.

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