Practical Geneva

Practical information for internationals living in Geneva.

Local life:

Shops & shopping

Geneva’s shops are as varied as its culture !

Whatever your centers of interest, your budget, your needs, or the gifts to offer, you will find in Geneva countless boutiques and department stores that will delight young and old alike. Let yourself be guided and create your own tailor-made shopping experience!

The Lake Geneva region supports local agricultural production and short distribution circuits. Among others, here is some practical information:

The two main supermarket chains are Coop and Migros (Migros does not sell cigarettes or alcohol). Other supermarkets:

Shopping centres: Balexert / MParc / La Praille.


Neighboring France

Members of CAGI

Other useful information

Driving in Switzerland
Activities for all

CAGI services

To learn about the practical aspects of daily life in Geneva and the region

Founded by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Geneva Welcome Centre is the single entry point for the support and integration of employees of International Geneva and their families, NGOs and visiting delegates.