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The Genevese are particularly fond of the Parc des Bastions, previously a botanical garden. Amble through the gates and you will come across the giant chess boards where you may either watch or challenge a crowd of regulars. The park is famous for its Reformation Monument (over 100 meters (328 feet long) which commemorates the role of Swiss and European Protestant reformers and reminds the visitor that the city remains under the influence of Calvin's doctrines. The park, however, is best avoided at night.
Les Bains des Paquis is a recreation area located by the shores of Lake Geneva, in the city of Geneva. There are several attractions and activities at this location at all times of the year. In the winter, one can indulge at their traditional baths and spas, while in the summer, the lake shore presents one with brilliant swimming opportunities. One can also enjoy a lakeside meal at Les Buvette des Bains, or get a relaxing massage done.
Monte Cristo Club is one of the most happening party destinations in the city of Geneva. This club frequently hosts theme nights, playing different kinds of music that ranges from DJ sets, to reggae, RnB, hip hop, salsa and music from all over the world, plus live music performances from world-famous artists. In addition to the great music, one will also be introduced to some cheer-inducing drinks at the bar area of the club.
Parc Trembley is a lovely spot to take part in some outdoor activities. The park contains a wading pool, a playground, a basketball court, and fields for playing sports or sunbathing in the summer. Located in the Petit-Saconnex district, the park also contains a local school. It is also pet friendly, meaning your best friend can accompany you on leash.
A haven for yoga practitioners in Eaux-Vives, Akasha Yoga calls Rue de Savoie its home. Armed with trained yoga teachers, Akasha offers numerous yoga and related courses. Also on offer are courses on meditation, Reiki, prenatal yoga and Hatha Yoga. A great practice space for adults as well as children, Akasha promotes mental well-being through physical exercises and thereby broadening its students' outlook towards the world in general.
Les Bains de Cressy offers a wide selection of spa services that vary from massage to aqua-gym. One can also enjoy the pleasures of a sauna or hammam (Turkish bath). Naturally, there are pools and Jacuzzis where you can set the strength of the water jets and indulge yourself in some pure relaxation. Located in the nearby village of Confignon, it is easily accessible by public transport from downtown Geneva by tram. It's suitable for families with children, but can get overcrowded on the weekends. Underwater concerts are also organized here, where the audience is present in swimsuits.