Are you moving to Geneva or just planning to move within the area and want to know more about Geneva’s neighborhoods? This is another installment in our series profiling each of Geneva’s neighborhoods. We’ve polled our members who live in the various Geneva neighborhoods and asked them all about their neighborhood.


Name: Champel

Neighborhood Website:

Location: Champel is located in central Geneva on the left bank. I live in a street off the main #3 bus route and enjoy fabulous views of the Jura

Favorite Thing about Champel: That I can walk all over Geneva and Carouge without needing a car or public transport.

Least Favorite Thing about Champel: The pollution of the city.

Why Did You Choose Champel?  I had lived in this neighbourhood three times before and felt it offered the best that Geneva can offer to someone of my taste. – easy access to everything, not too popular, adequate food shops, nice park.

How Easy is Trash and Recycling to Deal With? Somewhat easy

Additional Notes about Trash and Recycling: I have to walk to get rid of glass and PET

How Convenient is Public Transit? Very convenient

Do You Need a Car in Champel: Not at all

Other Notes about Transportation: Street parking very difficult

What Kind of People is Champel Best Suited For? Retirees, working professionals

What Amenities does Champel Have? Park, community programs, good school

What is the Nearest Hospital or Urgent Care Facility? The HUG complex is five minutes away on foot or by bus.

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