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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


Saturday 28 September 2019: Dardagny
Discover and learn about Dardagny, an area with one of Geneva’s largest vineyards; with wine tasting and a locally-sourced meal.

Saturday 12 October 2019: Meinier
The Geneva countryside and it’s locally-grown produce, with visits to a cider brewery, a beer brewery and a farm set up by a collective of young farmers.

Saturday November 2019: Nyon
Welcome and reception at Nyon Castle before exploring the town with a guided tour.

Saturday 7 December 2019: The Old Town in the time of the Escalade
Discover medieval Geneva and its secret passages before celebrating, in a traditional manner, the triumph of the Genevans over the Savoyards at a private club in the Old Town.

Saturday 18 January 2020: Geneva Airport
The runway, the control tower or the baggage reclaim… Come and visit the airport – a space everyone has had to pass through at least once in their life - and be guided through its inner workings.

Saturday 1 February 2020: Snowshoeing
A snowshoe tour at the Col de la Givrine in the Jura mountains, followed by a hearty cheese fondue meal in the late afternoon.

Saturday 7 March 2020: Geneva’s Grand Théâtre
An exclusive and private visit behind-the-scenes at Geneva’s Grand Théâtre.

Saturday 2 May 2020: Aubonne
A guided visit of the Arboretum, a botanical collection of trees and hedgerows from all over the world. We are then invited by a member of the Newcomers' Network to her private 18th-century village house: “a place which time forgot”.

Saturday 30 May 2020: Veyrier, Etrembières and the Salève
Discover two areas in very close proximity but separated by a border, its challenges and cross-border collaboration issues. Then ascend the Salève by cable car for a picnic and to take in its breath-taking views.

Saturday 13 June 2020: The Bol d’Or
Invitation to a private property on the lakeshore to witness the start of the world's most important inland sailing race. Around 500 sailing boats participate each year in this spectacular regatta. 




Discover the diverse local events happening in Geneva with the latest Newcomers Network initiative:
4 volunteers will make you experience the authentic, chic, trendy and alternative Geneva and guide you through "the places to be!"





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