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Geneva on a rainy day

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Geneva on a rainy day

We're currently staying in Lutry. Unfortunately, there are heavy rains interfere with our initial plans. Any suggestions regarding Geneva?

My husband is very interested in visiting Patek Phillip museum but what else we can do on a cold rainy day?

We have a car.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Geneva on a rainy day

I liked the museum of the International Red Cross very much.

Maybe you can find something more on www.geneve-tourisme.ch or www.region-du-leman.ch

And the good news is that the next days will be good weather.

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2. Re: Geneva on a rainy day

It isn't really "cold and rainy" - it is more "warm and showery" -- anyway there is a lot to do in both Lausanne and Geneva. Just take your umbrella.

Mube is right about the ICRC Museum. it is near the UN at the Place des Nations. For an outline for a walking tour of Geneva take a look at this:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g188057-c127289/Gen…

For Lausanne, since you are in Lutry -- take the train into Lausanne, get yourselves a Metro pass and go to the Ripponne. Once you leave the station look up (!) you will see the cathedral. Walk up in that direction. The old town of Lausanne is small and very nice. The cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Switzerland. Walk around the area and admire teh view of the lake from the belvedere in front of the cathedral. Then walk down, past the Metro station, to the Place de la Palud. The town hall is there and just beautiful (Hòtel de Ville). Continue on down to the rue Centrale, turn right and find teh Metro station. Take the Metro on down to Ouchy and walk to the Olympic Museum. It is very interesting and has a nice cafeteria. From there you can go back to the station and back to Lutry.

OR take a train to Bern (Lutry to lausanne and change for Bern) and spend the day there. Even if it pours (which it won't till Wednesday) you won't get wet because of the arcades. And Bern is only an hour from Lausanne. For a walking tour see this link:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g188052-c127052/Ber…

OR go in the opposite direction, to Montreux. Visit the Chateau de Chillon and then spend some time in the shops along the lakefront. (There is a significant overhang in front of the shops so you shouldn't get too wet!)

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3. Re: Geneva on a rainy day

If you like reptiles, I would recommend the Vivarium Elapsoidia. It is a small place with a very good collection of snakes, lizards, alligators, tarantulas and turtles. I was recently vacationing in Geneva and used a rainy day to go here and was not dissapointed. The website is www.elapsoidea.ch.

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