Getting to the Eaux-Vives Park

A green setting with a view of Lake Geneva

With its vast lawns, its hundred-year-old trees and its picturesque pond, the Eaux-Vives Park is one of the oldest parks in the city of Geneva. Located in the continuity of the La Grange Park directly at the water's edge, Eaux-Vives offers a beautiful view of Lake Geneva and the Jura. 

You can easily get to the Eaux-Vives park by bus. Find out all the information you need to organize your trip comfortably.

The Eaux-Vives Park, a sumptuous setting on the lakefront

The extraordinary location of the Eaux-Vives park makes it one of the most beautiful and most popular parks in the region. 

The mansion at the top of the hill is home to a renowned gourmet hotel-restaurant. The ideal opportunity to refresh yourself while enjoying an exceptional view of the lake and the Jura!

Nearest stops


  • Genève-Eaux-Vives-Gare/Bloch:  
  • Parc and Plage des Eaux-Vives:  
  • Merle-d'Aubigné:   
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Picnic in the Eaux-Vives park!

You are not dreaming! What could be more romantic than a delicious basket lunch on the grass while enjoying a beautiful view of the lake?

This is what the restaurant of the Eaux-Vives park offers you!

A little history

The estate was established in 1565 by the Lord of Bellerive: Aimé Plonjon. Several owners succeeded one another and developed the park over the centuries. The mansion was built in 1750. The estate was bought in 1865 by the future builder of the Gotthard tunnel: the engineer Louis Favre.

The municipality of Eaux-Vives bought the park in 1913. In 1928, the upper part of the park became home to the Tennis Club of Genève Eaux-Vives. The mansion, which has been transformed several times, has been a restaurant since the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, it houses the hotel-restaurant of the Parc des Eaux-Vives and receives illustrious guests.

The name "Eaux-Vives" comes from the numerous springs and streams in the area that supplied the city with drinking water.

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The Shuttle Boats

You can also cross the lake on both sides in a few minutes by taking the "Mouettes Genevoises".

With a hop-the-line ticket, you can go from the Jet d'eau to the Bains des Pâquis and from the Bains des Pâquis to Genève Plage in no time. 

The loading and unloading points of the shuttle boats are as follows: Molard, Eaux-Vives, Pâquis, Perle du Lac and Genève Plage.

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