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Mise à jour: 25.02.2015

Practical Informations of Plainpalais’ Cultural Trail

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

The Trail

The trail lasts 55 minutes, not including museum visits.
Departure: Geneva Library (Parc des Bastions) ; arrival: Plaine de Plainpalais. An itinerary is suggested, but the trail can be joined 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 32, stops Plainpalais, Cirque, Ecole de médecine
  • Tram 15, stops Plainpalais, Cirque, Uni-Mail
  • Tram 14 and bus 4, stop Palladium

Information correct as at November 2014. 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 the parks. Cyclists are requested to leave their bicycles outside or to dismount.

Car Parks

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


      • 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 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

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

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