Bains des Pâquis

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Bains des Paquis
Bains des Paquis

Get under the skin of Geneva at this popular open air swimming spot in the centre of town.

Built in the 1930s, the Bains des Pâquis is a public swimming baths right on Lake Geneva and a popular social meeting place for Genevois of all ages, shapes and wallet-sizes. In summer it’s a lovely place to swim, lounge about in the sun and have a cheapish lunch on the large terrace of the Buvette. In winter you can still swim – if you’re that nuts – or take advantage of the sauna, Turkish bath, hammam and massage service instead. Plenty of events are laid on year-round, including music and poetry readings. If you’re up early enough, a great way to start the day in summer is by taking in a free live classical music concert from 6am. In winter, the Buvette’s fondue nights are hugely popular, too.


Venue name: Bains des Pâquis
Address: Quai du Mont Blanc 30
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm Sun (summer – baths); 10am-7pm Mon-Sun (summer - hammam); 9am-9.30pm Mon-Sat, 8am-9.30pm Sun (winter – hammam, Turkish baths, sauna)
Transport: Bus 1, 25; Boat M1, M2, M3
Price: Admission CHF2 adults; CHF1 children under 16; children under 6 free (baths); CHF20 adults; CHF13 every Monday (hammam, Turkish bath, sauna)
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