Discover Geneva’s Winter Outdoor Treasures with Hotel Beau-Rivage


Delicious chocolates, medieval alleys, and market stalls are some of Geneva’s outdoors treasures. There is no better place to discover the city’s heritage than by staying in the perfect location. Nestled charmingly on the scenic shores of Lake Geneva, Beau-Rivage is a celebrity and discreet traveller favourite for its levels of luxury, privacy and proximity to all the fun-filled activities.

Here are some of the best attractions awaiting visitors at every corner in the city:

The iconic Flower Clock, a short walking distant from Beau-Rivage Geneva, lies next to the entrance of Jardin Anglais, it boasts a 2.5-metre second hand and a Patek Philippe mechanism. But what makes it truly unique is that it is decorated with 6,500 flowers and shrubs that change with the seasons. When it snows, it becomes an even more magical and enchanting backdrop for a timeless picture.

A stone-throw away from Beau-Rivage Geneva, is the old town of the city. While strolling through the small village twinkling with lights strung from mid-century buildings, why not try a winter terrace meal while admiring the view of the Jet d’Eau. Savour on hot, melting cheesy fondue goodness or enjoy a family brunch overlooking the peaceful harbour.

While the snow blankets the city, it’s time to pay the slopes a visit. The experienced Clefs d’Ors at Beau-Rivage can organise a one-day visit to Chamonix for fun-filled snow activities. Guests can take a cable car and marvel at the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from a 360-degree view point at reach 3842 meters above sea level. Another thrilling way to enjoy the snow is by riding a snowmobile on a 20 km prepared trail. Visitors will be accompanied by two guides on a 50-minute circuit.

International and local shopfronts tempt window shoppers at Rue Du Rhone, only a short stroll from Beau-Rivage Geneva. Connoisseurs of all tastes can find something to their liking, whether it’s limited-edition watches or even sparkling jewels from Cartier.

Round off your day with a perfect evening, starting with a relaxing sauna at the Bains des Piques public baths, a magical setting right in front of the Jet d'Eau, and a must-do if you're in Geneva regardless of the time of year. For the adventurers among you, diving into the icy waters of the lake (5-6°C) is an experience that is not to be missed. And to end on a warmer note, share a delicious fondue at the restaurant La Buvette des Bains.

After living a unique experience in the heart of the city, guests can enjoy their downtime staying in Geneva’s most historic hotel, Beau-Rivage, where each room is a destination of refined elegance and antiquity. More delicacies await at Beau-Rivage, where the hotel’s contemporary Michelin star restaurant Le Chat-Botté gives guests an unrivalled dining experience of fresh, seasonal dishes with creative, modern fare from chef Dominique Gauthier.

With Beau-Rivage Geneva’s Family Offer by, guests can enjoy a special family break by the lake with 50% off on the second room:

-Minimum stay of 2 nights

-Chocolate welcome in the room

-Breakfast buffet

-Late check out

-Complimentary Public Transport Card

-Treats of candies in the room

-Coloured pencils and drawing book for children

-DVD selection and Game Console

About Beau-Rivage

Founded in 1865 by Jean-Jacques Mayer, Beau-Rivage has remained in the hands of the same family over five generations. Faithful to its founding philosophy, the family perpetuates the Beau-Rivage spirit with great passion in reverence to the grandeur that has been shaped over time by distinguished guests and eminent visitors. Along the coveted promenade of the shores of Lake Geneva, Beau-Rivage enjoys a privileged location in the heart of Geneva: close to the business district; five minutes from the Old Town with its famous cobbled streets and museums; and within ten minutes drive from the airport and international organizations. Since its opening, Beau-Rivage has cultivated an authentic art de vivre (lifestyle), and today it vaunts 80 splendid rooms and 15 magnificent suites, each of which are a real discovery. For over 150 years, the hotel and its sublime treasures offer every visitor the unique privilege of beauty and refinement.