What’s On in August 2017

The best season of the year is in full swing, whether you’ll be away, working  or spending more time with your little ones, there is plenty to do in the area for families who wish to enjoy this lovely and sunny time of the year.

Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS:

  • Free summer activities for all ages in Sécheron, les Minoteries, Petit-Sacconex, Seujet, Délices et Saint-Jean. You can download the complete list here.

© Ville de Genève

 

© F. Müller / Ville de Genève

 

  • Free lake beaches: try baby plage in Eaux-Vives or the plage du Reposoir in Pregny-Chambésy (Route de Lausanne 222).

© Ville de Genève

 

Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Geneva. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • A quick reminder about the iconic Carrousel des fables at the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques in Geneva: it’s a great activity for the little ones on a sunny day, to be coupled with a visit to the free mini zoo and the park’s playground! And when the little munchkins get a bit peckish, you can grab something delicious at Le Pyramus restaurant, located right next to the playground.

© 2017 Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

 

© 2017 Centre Manor Chavannes

 

  • until 27th August 2017: Free shows for children (in French) at the Parc Pré Vert Signal de Bougy. These free shows will start at 3pm in the park’s amphitheatre and last approx. 45 minutes! In case of rain or bad weather the shows might take place in the restaurant, the Salle Mont-sur-Rolle or be cancelled. Click here to download the full programme. FREE, no advance booking required.

Free shows at the amphitheatre. Photo © Parc Pré Vert Signal de Bougy

 

  • until 2nd September 2017: Serre aux papillons at the Schilliger garden centre in Gland (VD). A fabulous indoor butterfly enclosure that will keep the kids enthralled on a rainy day! With over 19 different butterfly species flying freely in the shop’s flower market, it’s a truly amazing sight. Free entry to the Schilliger store and grounds. Schilliger Gland, route Suisse 40 – open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6.30pm and from 9am until 6pm on Saturday.

© 2017 Schilliger garden centre

 

LUDOBUS

The toy library buses called LUDOBUS are back in Geneva! From May until the end of summer the red and blue ludobus will be travelling to different parks in Geneva to keep the little ones entertained in the afternoon from 4pm to 6.30pm (from 5.30pm to 7pm during the summer holidays). FREE ENTRY, activities are free for children.

You can click here to download the  exact dates and locations for both ludobus covering Servette; St-Jean; Petit-Saconnex; Plainpalais; Jonction; Acacias; Pâquis; Grottes; St-Gervais; Eaux-Vives; Champel and Cité.

Ludobus © Ville de Genève

 

BEACHES, POOLS & LIDOS

Enjoy summer at some of the best lake beaches, outdoor pools and lidos in the area. You’ll find some useful links in our previous post and articles about Nyon plagePlage de RollePlage de Préverenges and St-Prex.

Ready, Steady, Jump at the Plage du Chauchy, Saint-Prex (VD). Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • The Piscine des Vergers in Meyrin (Avenue Louis-Rendu) has an outdoor olympic size pool, a paddling pool, water slide and a bassin “non-nageur” for beginners. The piscine is open from May until the end of September (everyday from 10am to 8pm).

Piscine des Vergers, Meyrin © 2006 Commune de Meyrin

 

  • If it’s a real scorcher, why not take the kids to the Parc de l’Auberge in Meyrin, with its fantastic water jets and tipping buckets? Entry is FREE.

Parc de l’Auberge, Meyrin – Photo © Atelier d’Ici Architectes

 

  • Genève-Plage (Quai de Cologny 5, Port-Noir) is a Geneva institution. There’s no better place to be with your little swimmers on a hot, sunny day so make the most of the swimming-pools, water slides, sandpit and play area – don’t forget your sun cream!

© Genève-plage

 

  • Hot summer’s days are perfect for a pedalo boat ride on Lake Léman too. In Geneva, you can hire a pedal-boat from Les Corsaires (near the Jet d’Eau) at 14CHF per adult. Click on this link to find other boat rental locations in Vaud.

Hire a pedalo on the lake this summer! Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • Vitam’ (500 route des Envignes, Neydens, France) is a great waterpark for hot summer’s days: there are indoor and outdoor pools, as well as great water slides for all ages.

© Vitam’ Migros, Neydens

 

  • Try the new tipping buckets and water sprays at Forestland in Divonne-les-Bains! You can find out more about it in our previous post.

Beware of the tipping bucket! Photo © 2016 genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • The Plage du Lac in Divonne-les-Bains is open until the end of August. A 350m lovely sandy beach on the shore of the Lac de Divonne, it’s a great place for families with young children. They have a buvette, a kids play area, toilets and they offer swimming lessons, canoë, kayak & pedalo rentals. An entry fee is charged, around 3 Euros per person and 2 Euros for children.

Plage de Divonne-les-Bains © comsports.fr

 

  • The Centre Nautique in Divonne-les-Bains (France) is an outdoor pool open until the 10th of September 2017. A great place to cool off on a hot summer’s day! Contact them on piscine-lac.divonne@comsports.fr for full details and prices. Centre Nautique – 282 avenue des Alpes, Divonne-les-Bains. Tel. +33(0)4 5020 3785 piscine-lac.divonne@comsports.fr

Photo © Centre Nautique, Divonne-les-Bains (France)

 

SUNDAY BRUNCH, DAYS OUT & MORE FAMILY FUN

Pérouges – Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS:

  • 29th July-6th August 2017: “Au pays des enfants” kids festival in the Pays-d’Enhaut, Switzerland (communes of Château-d’Oex, Rougemont and Rossinière). The programme includes over 100 shows and plenty of creative workshops for children of all ages. A great family day-out in the beautiful setting of the Pays-d’Enhaut! Vist the official website for full programme details in all 3 communes and to buy your tickets. If you have a Coop Hello Family card you can claim a 20% discount.

© 2016 Festival au Pays des Enfants

 

  • 31st July-12th August 2017: Lounge Music Festival in Les Gets (France). Enjoy 48 free music concerts covering jazz, swing, funk in this gorgeous mountain resort. You certainly know Les Gets in winter, but summer is a great season too! The festival will offer plenty of great activities, workshops and games for kids too. FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Lounge Music Festival – Les Gets

 

  • 31st July-24th August 2017: Starting on Monday 3rd of July, and until the 24th of August, expats and foreigners living in Geneva will be able to attend free French classes at the Parc la Grange. Classes will take place Monday to Thursday from 4pm until 6pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking required. If you have children aged 8 months to 12 years-old, you can bring them along too as there will be story times, games and creative workshops for children to allow parents and carers to attend their French classes.

© BIE Geneva

 

  • Tuesday 1st August 2017: Swiss National Day is a national bank holiday and it celebrates the founding of the Swiss Confederation. It’s a great idea to book a brunch at the farm, or alternatively join in the celebrations at the Parc de la Grange in Geneva (from 3pm until 1am, with live concerts, donkey rides for children, Swiss wrestling demonstrations, DJ sets); on the Esplanade de la Salle des fêtes in Carouge (from 6pm until 11pm, with live music, lantern parade and merry-go-round for children, Swiss wrestling demonstrations and fireworks at 9.30pm).

© 2017 Ville de Genève

 

© 2015 – Ville de Carouge

 

© Elise Heuberger Photographe – Pique-nique du 1er août organisé par Lausanne à Table

 

© Elise Heuberger Photographe – Pique-nique du 1er août organisé par Lausanne à Table

 

  • 1st August 2017: Brunch du 1er août at the Olympic Museum’s Tom Café in Lausanne. The buffet will be open from 11am until 2.30pm, the price is 43CHF per adult. Call +41 21 621 67 08 for more information and to reserve your places.

© 2017 The Olympic Museum – Le Musée Olympique

 

  • 3rd-13th August 2017: Fêtes de Genève. The traditional Fêtes de Genève (Geneva’s summer festival) are back this year with a knock-out mix of world food, fun rides, attractions and entertainment for everyone remains at its very core. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display on Saturday 12th August at 10pm. There will be plenty of entertainment for little ones too with funfairs, merry-go-rounds and much more all along the Geneva lakeside.

Fêtes de Genève © Geneva Tourism

 

  • Saturday 5th & 12th August 2017: HÔTELS À INSECTES – Animation enfants FREE workshops for children aged 7+ and accompanied by an adult at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Genève (1, route de Malagnou). These free workshops will take place from 2pm until 4.30pm. FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Genève

 

 

  • 8th-12th August 2017: “Les fondues du Macadam” in Thonon (France), a fabulous festival that will delight the whole family with its varied programme of circus and theatre shows, clowns, acrobats, live music and much more. See the official website for full programme details and to book your tickets.

© Les Fondus du Macadam, Thonon (France)

 

  • 9th-20th August 2017: Lausanne-sur-mer, free sports activities from Wednesday to Sunday on Avenue Emile-Henri-Jaques-Dalcroze 7 in Lausanne. Activities include badminton, kayak*, volley, football, paddle*, parkour, planche à voile*, tennis de table, babyfoot, slackline, pétanque, tennis. Activities marked with an * require parental consent and a nominal fee. Click here to see the full programme.

© 2017 Lausanne-sur-mer

 

  • Saturday 12th August 2017: HÔTELS À INSECTES – Animation enfants FREE workshops for children aged 7+ and accompanied by an adult at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Genève (1, route de Malagnou). These free workshops will take place from 2pm until 4.30pm. FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Genève

 

  • Saturday 12th August 2017: Midsummer festival in St-Cergue. Join in the celebrations of this lovely Swiss festival and watch the cow parades and pig races. FREE ENTRY, the festival starts at 9.45am with the cow parade and will end with a traditional dance in the evening.

 

  • until 12th August 2017: RiveJazzy Nyon, a great music festival dedicated to traditional jazz music, swing, as well as latino & gipsy music. Concerts takes place in the Quartier de Rive in Nyon during the month of August, but they might be cancelled in case of rain or bad weather. Entry is free of charge for all and there are plenty of delish options to combine dinner with some great live music. Visit the official website for full programme details and performance times.

© 2017 Rive Jazzy Festival, Nyon

 

  • 12th-13th August 2017: La Fête Médiévale – Château de Grandson (VD). The Château de Grandson in Vaud is one of our favourites Swiss castles and on the 12th-13th of August it will come to life with a superb medieval festival. Go if you can: the kids will love it and the adults too! The festival will run from 2pm to 11pm on Saturday 12th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Entry is 12CHF for adults and 5CHF for children aged 6 to 16.

© Copyright 2017 Fondation du Château de Grandson

 

  • 15th-18th August 2017: Vacances à la romaine, kids workshops in French for ages 7 to 12 at the Musée Romain de Nyon (9 rue Maupertuis). These fun sessions will look at the history and customs of ancient Rome, from mosaic art to unravelling ancient coded messages. Running from 2pm to 4pm all week, they cost 16CHF per child and must be reserved in advance at 022 361 75 91 or musee.romain@nyon.ch.

© Musée romain de Nyon

 

  • Tuesday 15th, 22nd & Saturday 19th August 2017: Atelier Pizza, from 10.45am to 11.30am at Signal de Bougy. For ages 5 to 12, let your little ones learn the ropes of authentic pizza making with a professional pizzaiolo, they will also be able to eat up their yummy creations once they’re cooked. The workshop costs 20CHF per child, places must be reserved at signal.bougy@gmvd.migros.ch or +41 58 568 31 50.

© Signal de Bougy

 

  • Friday 18th August 2017: Nuit des Chauves-souris from 7pm until 11pm in the courtyard of the Musée du Léman, a great opportunity to watch these fascinating nocturnal animals while the kids take part in creative workshops between 7pm and 9pm. Free entry to all activites and workshops as well as to the Musée du Léman itself.

© 2017 Musée du Léman

 

  • until 18th August 2017: Musiques en été in Geneva, an impressive series of 36 live concerts covering all possible music genres and taking place in some of the city’s most picturesque spots. From jazz to classical, rock and hip hop you will definitely be spoilt for choice. The best thing about it all? All the Musiques colorées live concerts at the Scène Ella Fitzgerald (parc de La Grange) are free of charge!

Copyright © Ville de Genève 2017

 

  • 18th-20th August 2017: Don’t miss the “Fête des Pirates de Rive” in Nyon‬ this weekend! With great activities for children, a pirate village, live music and the “brocante de Rive-Nyon”, it’s going to be a fab day-out for the whole family. FREE ENTRY.

 

  • 18th-20th August 2017: the Festival des artistes de rue in Vevey’s old town (VD) will welcome international street artists from all over the world exhibiting their acting. musical, juggling, circus and even fire-eating skills. See the official website for further info, entry is free but artists will ask for donations at the end of each performance.

© 2017 Festival des artistes de rue, Vevey (VD)

 

  • Saturday 19th & Tuesday 22nd August 2017: Atelier Pizza, from 10.45am to 11.30am at Signal de Bougy. For ages 5 to 12, let your little ones learn the ropes of authentic pizza making with a professional pizzaiolo, they will also be able to eat up their yummy creations once they’re cooked. The workshop costs 20CHF per child, places must be reserved at signal.bougy@gmvd.migros.ch or +41 58 568 31 50.

© Signal de Bougy

 

  • until 20th August 2017: CinéTransat is one of the Geneva’s best-loved summer events and it’s easy to understand why: every evening at dusk they show a selection of great movies (free of charge!) in the wonderful setting of the Parc de la Perle du Lac, you can bring your own picnic and enjoy a lovely evening out with family and friends. But this is not all: they also organize a series of theme and karaoke nights, from disco night to Bollywood, so make sure you dress the part. If you’ve never been, you’ll love this event – if you’ve been, we bet you can’t wait to go back this year. Movies are shown in their original soundtrack with subtitles, so all British & American movies will be in English. Check their facebook page in case of bad weather or rain as the session might be cancelled.

© 2017 CinéTransat

 

© 2017 Yatouland

 

  • until 20th August 2017: Ma vie de Courgette L’Expo at the Musée de Carouge (Place de Sardaigne 2). If you have seen this exceptional movie you will want to know more about how it was made and this exhibition is all about that: discover how Céline Sciamma and Claude Barras went about making what is probably the best movie of 2016! Kids will love to watch how the stop-motion animation and the puppets were made, so don’t miss it. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm until 6pm.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • 20th-25th August 2017: Festival Au Bonheur des Mômes in Le Grand Bornand (France) is an international festival dedicated to kids’ shows of every kind, from puppet shows to acrobatics, clowns, dance, juggling and a lot more. As well as great shows and workshops for kids, you will also find dedicated play areas for little buttons with story-time, magic roundabouts etc. If you have older children who’d like to try their hand at something new, register for one of the 26 fun workshops available. Visit the official website for full programme details and to buy your tickets.

© Festival Au Bonheur des Mômes, Le Grand Bornand (France)

 

  • Monday 21st-Friday 25th August 2017: “Une semaine en mouvement” a great mix of cultural and sports activities for children at Geneva’s MEG museum (in French). Suitable for children aged 6 to 10, running from 8am until 5pm. Call 022 546 21 50 for more info and to reserve your place.

MEG © 2014 Musée d’ethnographie, Genève

 

  • Tuesday 22nd August 2017: Atelier Pizza, from 10.45am to 11.30am at Signal de Bougy. For ages 5 to 12, let your little ones learn the ropes of authentic pizza making with a professional pizzaiolo, they will also be able to eat up their yummy creations once they’re cooked. The workshop costs 20CHF per child, places must be reserved at signal.bougy@gmvd.migros.ch or +41 58 568 31 50.

© Signal de Bougy

 

  • until 23rd August 2017: Histoires en herbe, summer storytime in Plan-les-Ouates for children aged 3 to 8 every Monday and Wednesday morning from 10am to midday. The Monday session will take place outdoors on the Mail in Plan-les-Ouates (near the Mairie) and in case of rain on the steps of the “salle de gym” of the école du Pré-du-Camp. The Wednesday sessions will take place “sur l’herbe”, near the école du Vélodrome (close to the playarea), and in case of rain under the veranda of the Maison Ravy. Free entry, for more info call 022 794 58 47 or email fassima@vtx.ch

Photo © Caroline Buisson

 

  • Thursday 24th August 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • until 25th August 2017: “De parc en parc”, free outdoor activities organized by the Bibliothèques municipales de la Ville de Genève at different locations across town during the months of July and August 2017. In August they will be on the Rive gauche at the Parc Bertrand (2nd-11th August) and at the Parc de la Grange (15th-25th August).From lectures juke-box to Bibliothèques de rue (street libraries) and Livres en herbe (outdoor storytimes in French for younger children), there’s plenty going on for all ages. Click here to download the full programme.

Copyright © Ville de Genève 2017

 

  • until 25th August 2017: Ateliers d’été par « Les Coloriés » at the Parc Geisendorf and at the Atelier la Poterie in Geneva (rue Poterie 5), summer workshops and courses for children aged 4 to 12.  Click here for full details and prices.

© 2017 Les Colories, Geneva

 

  • Friday 25th August 2017: Nuit de la chauve-souris from 7pm at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle in Geneva (1, route de Malagnou). Learn all about these nocturnal animals and take part in free workshops. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary.

© Centre de coordination ouest pour l’étude
et la protection des chauves-souris
Muséum d’histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève

 

  • Saturday 26th August 2017: “Féerie d’une Nuit”, a great family day-out at Signal de Bougy (VD) dedicated to our Solar System and the fascinating world of astronomy. From 3pm until 2am there will be plenty of fun activities to keep everyone entertained: from conferences to kids workshops, planetarium and meteorites stand. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking required.

Féerie d’une Nuit © 2017 Parc Pré Vert Signal de Bougy

 

  • Saturday 26th August 2017: Samedi des Mômes in Nyon (Place Bel-Air; Grand-Rue; Centre Commercial la Combe, Place St-Martin, Rue de la Gare). Fun activities, children’s second hand market, bakery and chocolate workshops, pony rides, face-painting and bouncy castles running from 10am until 4.30pm FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 SIC Nyon

 

  • until 26th August 2017: Images de Science exhibition at the Musée d’Histoire des Sciences in Geneva (Rue de Lausanne 128).

© Muséum d’histoire naturelle

 

  • 26th-27th August 2017: Vieusseux La ville est à vous returns for its 14th edition with street parties, second-hand sales and activities for children. Take a look at the official website for all upcoming weekends and join in, because the city belongs to you! Here’s the list of all the upcoming street parties in Geneva: 2nd-3rd September: Schtroumpfs; 9th-10th September: Jonction; 16th-17th September: Geisendorf; 7th-8th October: Eaux-Vives.  

«La ville est à vous», Geneva – Photo © S. Rubio, Ville de Genève

 

  • 26th-27th August 2017: Fête de l’artisanat in the commune of Puplinge, a great family event with plenty of activities for children (sport activities, story time, face painting, magician); live music; foodie stalls and much more. Running from 10am until midnight on Saturday and from 9am until 4.30pm on Sunday. Click here to see the full programme. FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Puplinge fête l’Artisanat

 

  • Sunday 27th August 2017: The Colour Run in Lausanne, a colourful charity event in support various charities of Switzerland. Join in this fun 5km run where you will be sprayed with naturally-coloured powders! More info on http://thecolorrun.ch/

© 2011-2017 The Color Run™ Switzerland – All rights reserved.

 

  • Sunday 27th August 2017: Fournée Solstices in Echallens (VD). From 10am until 4pm on the Place du Château there will be fun activities, food stalls and much more! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Maison du Blé et du Pain

 

  • until 27th August 2017: L’Été à la Jonction, free summer activities for children at the Parc de la baleine in Geneva (rue du village suisse 30-34). Activities include arts & crafts workshops; free open-air cinema; storytimes for little ones. You can download the full programme here.

Copyright © Maison Quartier de la Jonction

 

  • until 27th August 2017: Free urban golf at the Parc des Bastions in Geneva. This 9 hole, 4km long golf course is open to everyone until the 23rd of August, 7 days a week from 1pm to 7pm. The free equipment can be picked up at the Parc des Bastions, right next to the kiosque des Bastions (park entry: Place-Neuve). The 9-holes golf court guides you through some of the city’s most emblematic locations such as the Promenade de la Treille, the Jardin Anglais and the Monument Brunswick.

© P. Lopreno / Ville de Genève

 

  • Sunday 27th August 2017: enjoy a unique tour of the city on the Geneva Historical Trams leaving from the Rive tram stop. A great way to see the city with young children — they will love riding the old city trams! During the summer, on the first Sunday of every month these “Trams touristiques” will be circulating from Carouge to Nations, Gare Cornavin, Eaux-Vives and the city centre. Tickets for a single ride are 8CHF and 12CHF for a day pass, children aged 6 to 16 pay a reduced fee.

© Association Genevoise du Musée des Tramways

 

Les puces de Nyon. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • until 27th August 2017: the Tour de plage at the Fontaine des Tours in Carouge (20-22 boulevard des Promenades), opens up again for the summer season. A fantastic spot right in the heart of Carouge, where you will be able to enjoy live concerts and plenty of activities for the little ones, including face painting, giant outdoor games from Carouge’s toy library, Zumba etc. – and all are free of charge. Open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Tour de plage has too many activities planned to list them all here, so click on the official website for full details.

Tours de Plage © Carouge Officiel

 

  • Sunday 27th August 2017: Journée portes ouvertes at the Refuge de Darwyn in Sezenove (Geneva). Find out about the great charity work done by the Refuge de Darwyn, meet the horses they are helping and take part in various fun activities. FREE ENTRY, starts at 11am.

Copyright © REFUGE DE DARWYN Sezenove

 

  • Sunday 27th August 2017: Festival des sports at the piscine de Colovray & sports centre in Nyon (VD). From 10am until 5pm you will be able to try out new sports, watch live demonstrations and take part in many fun activities. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary.

© 2017 Ville de Nyon

 

  • Wednesday 30th August 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These summer family activities will take place in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Entry is 3CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

ONGOING:

  • 1st-3rd September 2017: Street Food Festival Nyon on the Quai de Rive, Espace couvert and parking de Rive. Opening times will be 5pm until midnight on Friday 1st September; 11am until midnight on Saturday 2nd and 11am until 5pm on Sunday 3rd. FREE ENTRY. Click here for the full programme.

© 2017 Nyon Street Food Festival

 

  • until 2nd September 2017: Serre aux papillons at the Schilliger garden centre in Gland (VD). A fabulous indoor butterfly enclosure that will keep the kids enthralled on a rainy day! With over 19 different butterfly species flying freely in the shop’s flower market, it’s a truly amazing sight. Free entry to the Schilliger store and grounds. Schilliger Gland, route Suisse 40 – open Monday to Friday from 9am until 6.30pm and from 9am until 6pm on Saturday.

© 2017 Schilliger garden centre

 

  • Sunday 3rd September 2017: Bubble Running Geneva, a fun race for the whole family, taking place in Geneva from midday until 4pm. Run along the lake in a cloud of colourful bubbles!

© 2017 The SKK Project

 

  • until 3rd September 2017: Luge sur rail. Have you tried the sledge on rail at Col de la Faucille (France)? It’s quite a thrill, perfect for a summer weekend. Suitable for children aged 11+, kids aged 5 to 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The ‘luge sur rail’ – one of the biggest in Europe – is open everyday until the 28th of August 2016, from 10.30am until 6pm. The price per person is 6 € or 50 € for 10 tickets, children aged 5 to 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

© Office de tourisme Pays de Gex – La Faucille

 

  • until 17th of September 2017: Audrey Hepburn & Hubert de Givenchy: Une élégante amitié. A unique exhibition of Hubert de Givenchy original sketches for some of Aufrey Hepburn’s most beautiful and memorable dresses, including her LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her mini skirt, 60s pink wedding dress! The exhibition is shown across 3 venues in the pretty lakeside town of Morges: the Fondation Bolle, the Musée Alexis-Forel and the Château de Morges. The entry ticket to all 3 exhibitions is 18CHF per person, opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

Courtesy of Fondation Bolle

 

  • until end of September 2017: the Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers in Gex (France) re-opens this Saturday from 9am to midday and then from 2pm to 6pm in the afternoon. The museum is open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm until the 26th of September, as well as every Wednesday and Sunday in July and August from 2pm to 6pm. Entry tickets are 5 € for adults and 3 € for kids. Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers – 380 avenue des Alpes – 01170 Gex – FRANCE (Tel : 04 50 20 86 97).

© 2015 Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers, GEX

 

  • 29th September-1st October 2017: La Saga des Géants, spectacular street and theatre performance in Geneva, hosted by the Théâtre de Carouge.

© 2017 La Saga des Géants

 

  • until 7th January 2018: “Fourmis la grande exposition”, temporary exhibition at the Muséum d’histoire naturelle, Genève (1, route de Malagnou). Discover the fascinating, unknown universe of these tiny insects.. FREE ENTRY only on the first Sunday of every month.

Copyright © Ville de Genève 2017

 

  • The permanent exhibition “Noblesse Oblige” at Prangins Castle is a great day-out for the whole family, take a step back in time with your children to see how a noble Swiss family lived in the 18th century! Find out more about this fantastic family exhibition in our previous post.

© 2015 Château de Prangins

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