Archive for the days-out Tag

Plage de Rolle

Summer’s back and the sun is out: what could be better than heading to one of the fab beaches on Lake Léman with a picnic basket and your little ones in tow? This weekend we did just that and – eager to try somewhere new – we spent a great afternoon at the Plage de Rolle in Canton Vaud. Located in the chocolate-box-pretty lakeside village of Rolle, this vast, lovely beach is one of the many hidden treasures of La […]

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A Day-out at the Arboretum

When it comes to Swiss National Parks, the Arboretum in Aubonne is one of the best. A unique botanic park featuring 3,000 different species of trees and shrubs from all over the world’s temperate zones, the Arboretum is open all year-round and is free of charge. Spring and summer are a great time of the year to discover the Arboretum’s orchards, which feature many heritage fruit varieties; “La forêt des abeilles” trail and the pathways meandering across the Aubonne river valley. […]

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Spooky Halloween

When we first moved to Geneva 6 years ago no one in Switzerland, with the exception of expat families of course, really celebrated Halloween. Things have come a long way since then, and you can now dress the part and join in some scary-but-nice village celebrations, pumpkin festivals and torch-lit spooky nights. Here’s a run-through of what’s coming up, keep checking this list as we will be adding spooky Halloween […]

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A Beautiful Day in Saint-Prex

Thanks to the gorgeous summer weather of the past few weeks we’ve been able to pack up our picnic basket and venture out to discover some great picnic spots, family beaches & lidos. Last weekend, we spent a wonderful day at the Plage du Chauchy in Saint-Prex, a picture-perfect medieval village on the north shore of lake Geneva, not far from Morges in Canton Vaud. If you’ve never been, this charming & well-preserved market town, […]

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Butterfly World

Papillon was the first French word my little girl said, shortly followed by maman! Since Little Miss Cutie has a fondness for colourful butterflies, last week we decided to take advantage of the bank holiday to visit the Papiliorama in Kerzers (Canton Fribourg). Just an hour and a half from Geneva, the Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens are a great option for a family day-out: perfect on sunny days with their petting farm, shaded picnic areas and […]

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