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Named after the famous musician Émile Jacques-Dalcroze, this institute's primary aim is to teach music with the unique method of rhythmic movements. From children to seniors, everyone is welcome at the institute; the only requirement is a keen interest in music. Beyond the educational aspect, the center hosts numerous live music performances, many by their own students, and has the capacity to admit a big audience. Visit the website for more details.
The Palais de l'Athénée has been the office of the Société des Arts since 1863. Famous for its Hall Of Bees on the ground floor, this place was built for cultural and artistic activity. It also features the famous Salle des Abeilles and Grand Salon where various events take place. On the top floor is the Jules Crosnier, where exhibitions are held. Every Thursday, the Jeudis du Piano (Piano Thursdays) occur where newly certified young pianists can perform recitals. The venue is also available for rentals. For more information and a list of events, check the website.
A place for science.
Geneva is a modern city surrounded by beautiful mountains. With a rich heritage and interesting culture, visitors and locals alike, love the city's world-class museums like Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Natural History Museum, and Voltaire Institute & Museum. This city is also known as shopper's paradise where you can find wonderful boutiques and art galleries. Geneva is also considered one of the most the important financial centers in the world.
The origin of Function: Cinema dates back to 1983, when 65 films were screened over three days in a small room. After shifting bases, it finally found a home on the ground floor of Maison des Arts du Grütli in 1989. Receiving support from the city and the Swiss film-making community, the association has been supporting filmmakers in Geneva for over 30 years, giving impetus to the French film industry in the city. This beautiful space, within the Maison des Arts du Grütli, plays host to film screenings, film festivals, conferences and events related to Genevan movies.
The most pleasant way to cross the lake on a hot summer day, and a favorite amidst locals in Geneva tourists alike, is by the small ferry boats, the 'Mouettes'. There are 2 routes: from the Paquis (in front of the Noga Hilton Hotel) to Molard (center of town) and back or from the Paquis to the Quai Gustave Ador (by the Jet d'Eau) and back.
Place Dorcière is an important landmark as it is the location of the central bus station, Gare Routiere. Besides witnessing the usual hustle-bustle of local commuters, one can also soak in the Swiss culture that is reflected in the many festivals and live concerts showcased here.