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Discover Geneva and the Lemanic region is a programme of excursions and visits for International newcomers: 
  • discover communes and specific neighbourhoods in the Geneva region,
  • discover local institutions and companies,
  • discover regional events and leisure activities.
These excursions usually take place on a monthly basis, on Saturdays, enabling you to participate with your spouse and children. The Newcomers Network's Geneva volunteers will facilitate personal contacts with participants.
Registration to this programme is for one year (non-renewable) and free of charge; please note that some events may require a moderate financial contribution.
In order to receive the invitations, you need to fill in the registration form, which can be requested via email at


January 2019: Snowshoeing
At the Col de la Givrine, in the Jura mountains, an afternoon of easy initiation to
snowshoeing followed by a late afternoon cheese fondue.

February 2019: Lausanne and the Rolex Learning Center
Guided tour of the Old Town of Lausanne. Welcome and official reception by the Mayor at the City Hall. Afternoon: discover the Rolex Learning Center, a highly innovative building located on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL).

March 2019: Geneva city center
Excursion in the Geneva city center. More details will follow.

April 2019: Collonge-Bellerive
Exclusive private visit of a landmark listed lakeside property.

May 2019: Jussy and the center de formation Lullier
Discover the commune of Jussy on a bike.Welcome at the town hall by the officials followed by a group tour to the Lullier Center a school for professional training in
nature and environment.

June 2019: Bol d'Or
Invitation to a private property on the lake shore to witness the start of the world's most important inland sailing race. Around 500 sailing boats participate each year in this spectacular regatta.