Exploring Geneva: Top things to do on a day trip from Samoens
Samoens in the French Alps is a wonderful place to holiday for so many reasons. Of course, the skiing is a major draw and the slopes here are really special. The town itself is also very charming and has a great range of amenities to enjoy. One other thing that Samoens has going for it is the many fabulous places close by which you could visit on a day trip. If you fancy taking a break from the slopes, a day trip to Geneva is a great idea.
But what are the best things to look out for in this magical Swiss city?
Check out Lake Geneva
If you only do one thing on your jaunt from Samoens, taking in magical Lake Geneva is it. This lake is the biggest in Central Europe and has the awe-inspiring Alps as a backdrop. Once on the shores of Lake Geneva, there are lots of cafes and bars to relax at. Of course, simply sitting and taking in the splendour of the lake itself is also advised.
Marvel at Jet d’Eau
The centre of this picture-book city hides one of the most awesome monuments you will ever find. At the end of a long jetty on The Roadstead, you will find Jet d’Eau. This amazing spectacle shoots out 500 litres of water per second to a height of 140 metres. It is a real source of pride for the locals and a must-see attraction for tourists.
You do not have to be religious to enjoy a visit to the city’s cathedral. The sheer sense of scale and grandeur is something that everyone can appreciate. It dates back to the 12th Century although the Neoclassical frontage is newer than this. History buffs will be keen to know that John Calvin resided here from 1541. There are also a whole host of underground vestiges to explore and great views of the Alps from the top of the tower.
Pick the perfect base to enjoy Geneva and Samoens from
As the above shows, Geneva is a great place to check out on a day trip from your holiday in Le Grand Massif. To get the most from the city and Samoens itself though, you need the right accommodation first. Ski chalets in Samoens don’t come any better than luxurious Ferme Du Ciel. For a family-friendly luxury holiday to remember in the French Alps, we are the people to trust. Get in touch for more details or book online today.