This Sunday, from 10:00-16:00 is your chance to enjoy the Mont Blanc bridge and the two lake roads without the noise of traffic and stench of motorized vehicles. Personally, I can’t wait. The lake side is exponentially more enjoyable during sporting events, fêtes and marches when one hears only the voices of people, laughter of children and the sweet sound of music.
It seems like Geneva has tried organizing car-free days for at least a decade but this is officially the third Sunday event and by far the best. City officials invite you to bring your foldup chairs, picnics, kites and volleyballs, or just take advantage of the tables and food trucks that will be set up in the most beautiful area of Geneva.
Additional activities include:
- Trying a longboard (skateboard).
- Playing or watching the Jass tournament (which I had to look up on Wikipedia here).
- Borrowing a bike. Bringing your bike to be repaired and getting information about bicycle options.
- Trying in-line and roller skates.
- Watching gymkhana on bikes.
- Listening to a battle of the Fanfare.
If you would like more information about the area closed to cars, you can find an English version of the brochure here.
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