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Leisure time

Restaurants and provide details of restaurants in Geneva and elsewhere in Switzerland.

Tips are included in the salaries of restaurant employees. However, it is customary to leave a couple of francs as a gesture, or more according to the type of restaurant or if you are very pleased with the service.


The site of the Geneva Tourist Office will provide you with a list of the city's main museums (archeology, ethnography, natural history, science, fine art, art and design, technology).


​Dance, both classic and contemporary, is alive and well in Geneva.
The Grand Théâtre ballet no longer limits itself to the classics and now stages numerous contemporary works.
The Contemporary Dance Association (ADC) focuses on the work and experience of young artists.


​The Aréna, right beside the airport, plays host to international stars, musicals and other major shows.
The Victoria Hall puts on numerous classical concerts, as does the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices and the Grand Théâtre.
The jazz scene is well represented at AMR and the Chat Noir.


​The main cinemas showing films in French (VF) and in the original language (VO) are Pathé Balexert (on the first floor of the Balexert shopping center), the Scala (23 rue des Eaux-Vives), the Rex (8 rue de la Conféderation, in the heart of the city) and the Rialto (33 boulevard James-Fazy, beside the main railway station).


The following two English-language companies put on shows in and around Geneva:

Geneva's French-language theatres include the Comédie de Genève, le Poche , the Théâtre de Carouge and the Forum Meyrin, all of which put on high-quality productions throughout the year.

Booking agencies

See also the list of major shows that you can enjoy during your stay.