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Bordered by Lake Geneva, with mountain peaks framing the city, Geneva is known as the centre of international diplomacy, home to hundreds of international organisations, including the World Trade Organisation, the World Health Organisation and even the European headquarters of the United Nations.
A metropolis on a human scale, it is the second most populous city in Switzerland with more than 205,000 inhabitants and is also the country's second most important financial centre after Zurich.
Quality of life: According to a 2019 study conducted by Mercer Consulting, Geneva ranks among the top ten metropolises in the world that offer the best quality of life.
Transport: The city of Geneva is making considerable efforts in terms of public transport, developing a large number of bus and tram lines and also encourages citizens to travel by bicycle via bicycle loan associations and numerous bicycle paths that have been set up.
International: Being a centre for global governance, it hosts international conferences and official visits of heads of state, government and ministers every year).
The Pâquis district is known for its multiculturalism thanks to its proximity to numerous international organizations such as the UN or the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Many tourists, expatriates or members of embassies, gather there in the cafés, bars and restaurants of the district. English is spoken in small shops.
At the intersection of the Quai Wilson and the Quai du Mont Blanc, the Bains de Pâquis are very popular in winter and summer. For adults : Sauna, hammam and Turkish bath are accessible and for children: zip line, sandboxes, paddling pool and diving boards will delight more than one.
Many apartments are currently for rent in the city centre, some buildings in the area offer an ideal location, 10 minutes walk from the lake, very well served by public transport and a few minutes from the Cornavin train station.
If you still can't find what you're looking for, nearby, the Vermont district has recently had a group of buildings built right across from Beaulieu Park.
Dressed in a strong vegetation, such as the gardens at the foot of the buildings, the avenues surrounded by beautiful flowers or even the Bertrand Park in the centre of the Champel district.
The district exudes a chic and bourgeois image, particularly thanks to its residences built high up on former aristocratic estates.
Further down, schools, shops, offices and numerous health-related establishments have developed there close to the hospital.
The district is currently undergoing a major transformation and has opened up hundreds of jobs thanks to CEVA projects. One of these new stations, "Champel-Hôpital", will be built on the Champel plateau and will serve the hospital and the Cluse-Roseraie district.
Despite the district's privileged location and its bourgeois air, Champel is still accessible for average budgets. Since the 1960s, many low-rent housing projects have been built to meet the high demand for housing in this booming district.
Acacias was a former industrial area in the 1950s and has since been home to many headquarters and head offices of renowned companies such as Rolex, private banks such as Pictet & Cie, IT companies and companies linked to the hospital sector.
For physical activities, two sports centres have been set up, the Queue d'Arve, which includes a sports hall and a velodrome, and the Vernets, which welcomes amateur and professional skaters and swimmers.
The district is part of a redevelopment and development project that consists of creating 11,000 jobs and developing 11,000 housing units, including 1,500 on the site of the Vernets barracks, which will be built in 2022.
Despite its location next to the industrial zone, the new business buildings with innovative architecture and its proximity to the city centre, the district is accommodated by 12 hectares of forest in the Bois de la Bâtie, which offers its inhabitants an island of greenery and calm.
Between the Rhone and the Arve rivers, the Plainpalais district benefits from its location near the banks, where residents and tourists alike take advantage of its location to swim and relax on the recently installed wooden structures.
The central square of the district remains the plain which is taken over by a very large public, adults take advantage of the space reserved for the game of bowls, settle down at the refreshment bar and bask on the terrace. Children have access to the playgrounds and the ramps for skateboarding and rollerblading. Numerous events take place here, such as funfairs, Knie's circus and every week a flea market delight the locals.
Plainpalais is, therefore, a dynamic district, but also cultural, theatres, a casino and famous museums have opened there, such as the Patek Philippe museum dedicated to watchmaking and the Geneva Ethnography Museum which won the 2017 European Museum Prize.
The health sector remains very present with a medical centre offering a wide range of medical specialities. General practitioners, paediatricians, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, gynaecologists, dieticians and even naturopaths are on hand.