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Explore the cities around Geneva or Vaud

From Geneva or Vaud: Explore the cities around you!

If you live in Geneva, or somewhere near in Switzerland, you know that one of the advantages is its central location! You can easily explore a Swiss city, or a city in France or Italy. Some cities have some great museums and sites to explore as a family. Here are our favorite weekends away!


Turin is a beautiful and very family friendly city! Its Egypt museum is a must-see for families and has a captivating audio guide in several languages for children. Our family also loved the glass lift that takes you up right through the dome shaped landmark of Mole Antonelliana, we had never been in such a lift before! The choice of food in Turin is amazing! A part from famous Italian ice-cream and plenty of restaurants, we also loved the antipasti you could order everywhere! Bonus for Turin is in case you or your children like soccer… Our children loved watching a Juventus game, and now that Ronaldo is there, they would like to go again soon 😊.

To see the complete article on Turin:


Lucerne has something for everyone! Its beautiful location by the lake, a beautiful old town center with an authentic feel, and the historical bridges. Lucerne is also home to a must-see museum in Switzerland, one of the best I would say: the Swiss Transport Museum. You can easily spend a day here and your children will love it!

Article on Lucerne, see the article here.


Easy and quick Italian get-away from Geneva or Vaud as Aosta is really close by. It is not a big city, so can very easily be explored by families with small children. There are beautiful Romain ruins accessible from the car-free town center, hotels with spas, and nice restaurants.

Aosta article:


Lovely city close to Geneva! We loved exploring Chambéry with its traboules (narrow passage-ways), historic town center and shops. If you would like to explore nature the next day, there are plenty of sites near Chambéry!

To find out where to go:


Annecy is easily feasible on a day trip! A walk on the beautiful lake side with the many mountains as a back drop, or a walk in the old town center which is very picturesque! Annecy also makes for a great city for some shopping as there are plenty of cute boutique shops in the old center, and there are many great restaurants!

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