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Mise à jour: 11.12.2014

Practical Informations of the Nations' Cultural Trail

Before setting off to explore the Cultural Trail through the Nations district, the following practical information will provide all the useful information you may need for your walk.

The Trail

The trail lasts 1 3/4 hours, not including museum visits.
Departure: Botanical Garden ; arrival: place Albert-Thomas. An itinerary is suggested, but the trail can be joined at any stage.

Public Transport

  • Regional train, stop Sécheron;
  • M4 mouette shuttle boat, De Chateaubriand landing stage;
  • Buses 5, 8, 11, 22, 28, F, V, Z and tram 15, stop "Nations";
  • Buses 1, 11, 25, 28, stop "Jardin botanique";
  • Buses V, Z, stop "Penthes".

Information correct as at December 2012.
For further information:

Bicycle Parking

  • Parc de La Perle du Lac in front of the History of Science Museum;
  • Avenue de la Paix: near Place Albert Thomas by the main entrance to the Botanical Gardens, before the railway bridge, near the Ariana Museum opposite Avenue Appia, by the Hotel School;
  • Museum of Swiss People in the World.

Cycling is not permitted in the parks. Cyclists are requested to leave their bicycles outside or to dismount.

Car Parks

  • Place des Nations;
  • P+R Sécheron;
  • Museum of Swiss People in the World.


  • Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Villa Le Chêne and Greenhouse;
  • History of Science Museum;
  • La Perle du Lac Restaurant.


Botanical Gardens, Villa Mon Repos and in the museums.

Places to Eat (Selection)

  • Le Pyramus Restaurant at the Botanical Gardens;
  • Château de Penthes Restaurant;
  • Ariana Museum cafeteria ;
  • La Perle du Lac Restaurant.

People with Reduced Mobility

Full details of access to the buildings can be found on the website:

Public Holidays

(see museum opening times for more information)
25th December, 1st January, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, 1st August, Jeûne genevois (1st Thursday in September).

Free Admission

Entrance to most of the museums is free on the 1st Sunday of the month.

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