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If you are a morning person, Geneva has a treat for you!  During the summer months, between 6 and 7 am, free music is offered on certain mornings at the Bains des Pâquis.  This may seem like an unorthodox hour, but there is something very magical about being outside that early and watching the way the sun changes the colors of the landscape as it rises into the sky.

The musical offerings can vary greatly.  It may be classical, folk, jazz, latin, Greek, African, or any other genre of music you can imagine.  Some of them even encourage participation.  Last summer, my girlfriends and I met there one morning and learned traditional folk dancing.  This morning they had Zumba, which is an exercise class.

Zumba instruction

Another bonus to getting up this early is that the restaurant offers free coffee!  They also offer a very nice breakfast for a reasonable price.  In general, the food offered there is very good…breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoying morning coffee!

If you are really brave, you can take a morning dip in the lake.  It is an invigorating experience to say the least!  For a complete program, you can get on the website.


Sunrise swimmers

For me, there is something very magical about the mornings and watching the world wake up.  The beautiful music compliments the excitement of the crisp morning air and the joy of sharing that with friends.

We are a group of international women living in Geneva, Switzerland.  If you would like to join the AIWC, please visit our website at http://www.aiwcgeneva.org/.