GVA_InfoPratiques Practical information

Delegates who benefit from our financial aid, receive specific documentations and advice to facilitate their stay in Geneva. Here are some basic and useful information.
 
The official language is French, but Geneva is a multilingual city and many people speak English fluently, especially in hotels.
 
The weather varies greatly according to the season so it's advisable to check the weather before your departure (sub-zero temperatures in winter, with snow, but it might surpass 30°C/86°F in summer).
 
The local currency is the Swiss Franc (CHF), but numerous shops accept Euros (€). There's a variety of services to obtain cash at the airport. There are cashpoints (ATM) and numerous currency exchange places in the city.

For cultural and leisure activities the Geneva Tourism office (see below) located downtown at a 5-minute walk from "Gare Cornavin" in the Post office building ("Poste du Mont Blanc").

Geneva_Tourism link

See also CAGI's suggestions:
 
In the PRACTICAL INFORMATION section, you will find additional information if you live in
Geneva (long-term stay). 
 
 
Official public holidays
in the Geneva Canton
 
Wi-Fi access
free access points in Geneva
 

Banknotes and currency rates
from Banque Cantonale de Genève