Geneva Family Diaries is a blog and website for expat families living in the Geneva region (Geneva, neighbouring France and Nyon, Canton Vaud). We blog about our family adventures in this amazing corner of Switzerland & we strive to tell you about the best child-friendly places, restaurants and events that you can enjoy with your little ones. We hope you will also share your expat stories and tips with us.

But this is not all. This website is for all parents and couples who still want to have fun when the kids are safe at home with their favourite baby-sitter. We all need a fun night-out with our better halves every now and again, so we will also tell you about our favourite restaurants, bars and music venues, which you can enjoy on a much-deserved date night!

Our posts are not sponsored: while we won’t do any negative reviews, we can guarantee you will hear us rave about all the places we love, so you can rest assured that our recommendations are always genuine and come from the heart.

Should we decide to publish any sponsored or affiliated posts in the future we will always state it clearly to avoid any confusion.


Michela – Originally from Italy, Michela is a Geneva-based freelance writer, blogger and mum to three little munchinks.

She moved to Switzerland with her family in 2008. Before moving here, she lived in London and worked at the BBC for many years. Always on the look-out for cool, family-friendly activities she’s an absolute art, design, food & travel enthusiast who tries to involve her children in everything she does.

You can read her other blog here Tales of an Accidental Trailing Spouse. She also writes in Italian for consumer magazine MondoKids.

Céline – a French mother-of-two, she lives in London with her Bangladeshi husband. Born and raised in Northern France, she went to Paris after her Baccalauréat to study Japanese. Three years later she moved to London to study at SOAS, started working in the publishing industry and worked at the BBC for many years.

After the birth of her first child she opened a ‘freefrom’ Indian catering company with her husband, inspired by her daughter’s food allergies.

As well as looking after her daughters, Céline is pursuing her many creative talents: writing, translating, designing and following courses in fashion design.


We’d love to hear from other expats living in Geneva, Nyon and neighbouring France!

Your experience and advice can be really helpful for other families planning to move to the area and for all new expats on the block, so if you’d like to share your story and your special tips with us please e-mail us at info@genevafamilydiaries.net

Would you like to become a contributor to Geneva Family Diaries?

Would you like to submit a story or an article?

If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we’d be chuffed to have you on board!


We need your feedback to improve what we do, so please let us know what you think of our posts and what you’d like us to work on so that we can make it more relevant and fun for our expat readers.

Please don’t nick our material. If you see or read something you like, talk to us. Likelihood is, we’ll love to idea of doing something together so please contact us if you’d like permission to use any of our content.