148 Promenade du Lac Léman
148 Promenade du Lac Léman

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Promenade du Lac Léman

Promenade du Lac Léman

Genève–Genève

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Promenade du Lac Léman

Promenade du Lac Léman

On a tour of Geneva, you soon realize that the vibrant metropolis also offers wonderful locations in natural surroundings. Combined with the urban background, the attractive promenade alongside the lake, is the ideal place to take a stroll.
The route leads along the west side of the lake, where you cross a bridge and can already gather the first impressions of this pulsating city. You continue towards the east side of the lake and soon discover Geneva's landmark, the Jet d’Eau. The fountain shoots 140 metres into the air and is visible from afar.

The Jet d’Eau, with the imposing Mont Blanc in the background and the Cathedral of Rive Droite in the foreground, provides a fantastic sight. Sailing yachts ply the waters of the lake and harbour. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle and the exceptional panoramic views, quite undisturbed, from the attractive, wide promenade.

Along the way there are a host of possibilities for refreshments or - just as you please - to simply stop at a quiet spot for a break. The elegant ambiance combined with the romantic lake setting imparts a care-free holiday feeling. Before you reach the destination at Geneva Plage, the route leads along a quieter stretch by the lake, where you can enjoy the magnificent views to the full.
On a tour of Geneva, you soon realize that the vibrant metropolis also offers wonderful locations in natural surroundings. Combined with the urban background, the attractive promenade alongside the lake, is the ideal place to take a stroll.
The route leads along the west side of the lake, where you cross a bridge and can already gather the first impressions of this pulsating city. You continue towards the east side of the lake and soon discover Geneva's landmark, the Jet d’Eau. The fountain shoots 140 metres into the air and is visible from afar.

The Jet d’Eau, with the imposing Mont Blanc in the background and the Cathedral of Rive Droite in the foreground, provides a fantastic sight. Sailing yachts ply the waters of the lake and harbour. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle and the exceptional panoramic views, quite undisturbed, from the attractive, wide promenade.

Along the way there are a host of possibilities for refreshments or - just as you please - to simply stop at a quiet spot for a break. The elegant ambiance combined with the romantic lake setting imparts a care-free holiday feeling. Before you reach the destination at Geneva Plage, the route leads along a quieter stretch by the lake, where you can enjoy the magnificent views to the full.
3 km | 1 Stage
10 m | 20 m
0 h 45 min
easy (for wheelchair users) | easy (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Genève
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Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
Adjacent to the station is the Parkhaus Cornavin, a parking garage with a total of five parking spaces for wheelchair users. One is located on Floor -1 (this is more expensive than the other parking spaces). Another space is found on Floor -2 and a further three on Floor -3. An alternative is at the end of the route at the Plage parking garage, which has four parking spaces for wheelchair users on Floor -2.
Parking Cornavin
Place de Cornavin
1201 Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 827 44 90
admin@fondation-parkings.ch
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Eurokey WC at Geneva railway station
Eurokey WC at Geneva railway station
A Eurokey WC is found at the Mc Clean toilets in Geneva railway station. The wheelchair accessible toilet is on Floor -1, which can be reached by lift: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 210x110cm. If you pull down the moveable hand grip there is 37cm between the washbasin and the hand grips. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 120x220cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 120cm; washbasin underside clearance 75cm / open 06.00 - 23.00 h.
km0 - km1.4
km0 - km1.4
The first 700m from the station to the bridge over the River Rhone leads along large level paving slabs, which are easy to negotiate. The rest of this part of the route is surfaced. The road has to be crossed several times on pedestrian crossings.
Ristorante Le Lacustre
Ristorante Le Lacustre
If you pass under the bridge after Pont du Mont-Blanc (not directly on the route) you reach the Ristorante Le Lacustre along a 30m section with a 12% gradient. The Ristorante Le Lacustre has a wheelchair-accessible toilet reached by lift: door width 79cm; movement area (DxB) 150x125cm. WC info: door width 88cm; movement area (DxB) 100x260cm; seat height 46cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 130cm (folding mirror); washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Ristorante Le Lacustre
Quai du Général-Guisan 5
1204 Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 317 40 00
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Eurokey WC at Pont du Mont-Blanc
Eurokey WC at Pont du Mont-Blanc
A Eurokey toilet is located in the bus parking area at the southern end of Pont du Mont-Blanc. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 160x120cm; seat height 49cm; hand grips, left and right fixed; access left; mirror height 105cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
km1.4 - km3.0
km1.4 - km3.0
At km1.4 you must bypass a stairway, after which the route leads over some 300m of small level paving slabs, which are easily negotiated. From km2.3 to km2.8 the route leads over large, flat slate slabs, which in some places are uneven and a little bumpy. The rest of this part of the route is surfaced.
Eurokey WC at Quai Gustave Ador
Eurokey WC at Quai Gustave Ador
At km1.7 there is a Eurokey toilet at the side of the road. However, to reach the toilet you have to turn right 50m before it. WC Info: door width 88cm; movement area (DxB) 100x180cm; seat height 48cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 105cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Short-cut option
At km2.5 you pass the boat jetty, Genève-Eaux-Vives CGN. Cruises can be made from here. Not all boats are wheelchair accessible. Information on which boats are sailing is available by telephone at +41 (0)900 929 929.
CGN SA
Avenue de Rhodanie 17
1000 Lausanne
Tel. +41 (0)900 929 929
pmr@cgn.ch
www.cgn.ch
Wheelchair.accessible WC at Parking Genève-Plage
Wheelchair.accessible WC at Parking Genève-Plage
At the end of the route, opposite Genève Plage bus stop is the Parkhaus Plage, which has a wheelchair-accessible toilet. This is in the ladies toilet on Floor -2, which is reached by lift: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 130x110cm. WC info: door width 80cm, movement area (DxB) 160x100cm; seat height 42cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 110cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Parking Plage
Quai de Cologny
1223 Cologny / Genève
Tel. +41 (0)22 827 44 90
admin@fondation-parkings.ch
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Obstacle
At the very end of the route, after using the pedestrian crossing to reach the bus stop, you will find a tree in the middle of the path. This can be bypassed to the side through a 1m-wide space. However, you have to negotiate a 2m-long section of slabs laid lengthways with 4cm-wide gaps between them.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Genève, plage
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Barrier-free return journey / public transport
From Genève, Plage bus stop, a low-floor bus (Route 6) takes you directly to the Genève, 22-Cantons bus stop, from where Geneva railway station is within a five-minute walk.

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

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Accommodation

Geneva Hostel
Geneva Hostel
Genève
City Hostel Geneva
City Hostel Geneva
Genève
Hôtel Montana
Hôtel Montana
Genève
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Places

Geneva
Geneva
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Places of interest

Musée et Institut Voltaire
Musée et Institut Voltaire
United Nations Building
United Nations Building
Flower Clock
Flower Clock
International Museum of the Reformation
International Museum of the Reformation
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Jet d'eau (water fountain)
Maison Tavel
Maison Tavel
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Place du Bourg-de-Four
Reformation Wall
Reformation Wall
St-Peter's Cathedral
St-Peter's Cathedral
Town Hall
Town Hall
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Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization