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Shopping in Geneva

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Shopping in Geneva


I am planning to buy some Swiss wine, cheese and/or chocolates for family and friends back home. Where in Geneva can I find good but affordable fare? Would it be cheaper to simply buy these from the duty free stores at the airport?

Also, where can I buy small souvenirs for cheap here? I read a couple of posts about a market in Plainpalais. Any other recommendations?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Shopping in Geneva

You can look at the downstairs food counter at the department store such as Globus at Rue de Marche. It may not be cheap but you may find special offers and they have things you can taste.

More cheaper options would be supermarkets such as Coop, Migros.

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2. Re: Shopping in Geneva

Remember you can't cary wine as carry on hand luggage so it needs to be well protected from breakage in hold bags.

There are a few other shops around Globus and it's also worth looking in Manor, which is close by Cornavin main train station and has souvenirs and a supermarket section in the basement. Also there is a small parade of shops in the underpass by the station/bus interchange a few of which do general souvenirs. Generally the stuff round the station is cheaper, but there are some really nice things around Globus and Rue du Rhone (it all depends on budget).

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3. Re: Shopping in Geneva

For affordable (but still very tasty) cheese and chocolate Migros is an option.

Not for wine though, as Migros doesn 't sell alcohol.

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4. Re: Shopping in Geneva

Globus at Rue du Rhône is indeed an excellent store. Staff is helpful and there are some tastings of wine, cheese and olive oil. The selection is very good as well.

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5. Re: Shopping in Geneva

Affordable? Not quite... Given the current level of the Swiss Franc, you might have a shock...

Yes, Globus is a good option. For real Swiss chocolate, I invite you to try a real "chocolatier". My favourite is Rohr (http://www.rohr.ch/) and they have a number of outlets, one of them being in front of Globus (http://www.rohr.ch/en/shops/le-molard.html). You can also order online.

Plainpalais: not really a place where you will find any souvenir. It is rather a second-hand dealers market. The best place for souvenir is probably ... the airport...

Enjoy your stay in our beautiful city!

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6. Re: Shopping in Geneva

Thank you everyone for all your advice... I had a great time in Geneva. J'aime beaucoup votre ville :)

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