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Mise à jour: 14.02.2018

Practical Informations of Plainpalais’ Cultural Trail

Before setting off to explore the Cultural Trail through the Plainpalais district, here are some practical details that you might find useful as you take your walk.

The Trail

Walking the trail should take 55 minutes, not including museum visits.
Departure: The Geneva Library (Parc des Bastions) ; arrival: Plaine de Plainpalais. We suggest an itinerary, but you can join the trail at any stage. 

Public Transport

  • Trams 12 and 18 - Stops «Place de Neuve», «Plainpalais»
  • Buses 3 and 5 - Stop «Place de Neuve»
  • Buses 2 and 19 - Stops «Théâtre», «Cirque», «Bains», «Musée d’ethnographie»
  • Buses 1 and 35 - Stops «Plainpalais», «Cirque», «Ecole de médecine»
  • Tram 15 - Stops «Plainpalais», «Cirque», «Uni-Mail»
  • Tram 14 and bus D - Stop «Palladium»

Information correct of February 2018. For further information:

Bicycle Parking

  • Rue de Candolle, in front of Uni-Bastions
  • Place de Neuve, in front of the bus stop
  • Rond-point de Plainpalais

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

Car Parks

  • Parking Plaine de Plainpalais, entrance on boulevard Georges-Favon


      • The Geneva Library, Parc des Bastions
      • Rath Museum
      • Maison des Arts du Grütli
      • Victoria Hall
      • Plaine de Plainpalais, skatepark and avenue du Mail
      • Rond-Point de Plainpalais
      • Vernets sports center
      • Rue du Stand

      Places to Eat (Selection)

      • Kiosque des Bastions
      • Maison des Arts du Grütli
      • MEG cafeteria

      People with Reduced Mobility

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

      Public Holidays (see museum opening times for more information)

      25 December, 1 January, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, 1 August, Jeûne genevois (1st Thursday in September).

      Free Admission

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

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