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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. The visiting hours for each service many vary according to season so do check in advance.
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.