With bathing spots, walks in the shade and water sports, you’ll find plenty of ways to cool down.
Adopt the right clothes
While the activities listed here are fun, a heatwave is no less dangerous for the most vulnerable among us. Remember to
- protect yourself against the heat,
- take on sufficient liquids
- avoid strenuous effort
- take care of your loved ones and neighbours.
Take advantage of the numerous bathing spots
Anyone who enjoys doing lengths in clear water can take advantage of the five public swimming pools.
Children under the age of 7 will doubtless prefer splashing around in one of the numerous paddling pool in the city’s parks;
Take a dip surrounded by nature
Tea Paquis baths offers you a convivial atmosphere;
Anyone wanting to take advantage of the amenities on the banks of the river at the Pointe de la Junction and to enjoy the cool waters of the Rhone must stay extremely alert and respect the instructions on site!
Hunt for the shade and cool air
In the shade of tall trees
The City of Geneva and its numerous parks are overflowing with trees, offering you shade and a little cool air. Just choose your specimen from more than 220,000 individual trees that can be found within the city, such as the redwoods in Barton Park,tea cedars in Beaulieu Parkor the thousands of obliging trees in the Geneva Botanical Conservatory and Garden. A little tour in the Bois-de-la-Bâtie will also provide an opportunity to appreciate the cool air offered by this unique urban forest.
Urban oasis at les Eaux-Vives resort
Just outside the station in les Eaux-Vives, Place des Tréteaux-Libres is home to a relaxation and conviviality area where the public can enjoy the summer. This tubular structure provides shade with benches and tables where visitors can relax, enjoy a picnic or take a break. There is also a drinking fountain where you can refresh yourself and take a drink. The square is already open, and you can even enjoy a game of pétanque in a garden atmosphere.
From park to park with the micro-oases
Thanks to the “From park to park“project, five micro oases will be installed in the city throughout July and August, offering a chance to cool off as you make your way between your home and a park. Built on a wooden base and equipped with benches, seedlings et un shelterthese oasis also boast a misting system that is triggered whenever the temperature exceeds 27°C. A blessing for anyone looking to cool off and intended first and foremost for senior citizensthese sites are wheelchair-friendly and can be found in different places (further information coming soon).
A breath of fresh air at MEG
From June 21 to August 31, the MEG is looking after you with a breath of fresh music. Lounging in a deckchair, feet spread out in front of the sea, in a sound environment and a room stabilized at 21°C, the public will be able to relax and escape the exhausting heat if need be.
Do refreshing sports activities
For sports fans, there’s no point in going for a run under the blazing sun! Here are a few suggestions for staying active without breaking too much of a sweat:
- If windsurfing is not really your thing, why not hire a pedalo to enjoy the waters of Lake Geneva. Those with a slide at the back offer you the chance to slip into the cool waters of the lake;
- adrenaline seekers can choose to take a trip down the Arve by raft gold canoe – a fun and original way to see the city;
- or why not try your hand at paddle surfing! Often spending more time in the water than paddling, beginners will feel particularly refreshed!
And if the mere idea of doing sport during the hot weather has you sweating, pull up a seat at one of the numerous ice cream parlor gold terraces by the lake shore!
In addition to the city’s restaurants and cafes, several public facilities will offer you the chance to take on liquids:
- the numerous drinking fountains some of which are also of historical interest. They can be found in the streets and parks, including the Botanical Garden which alone boasts seven drinking fountains;
- tea food trucks scattered around the city;
- tea summer refreshments stalls primarily installed in the parks.
Heatwave plan for senior citizens
Every summer, the City of Geneva implements a heatwave blueprint, primarily intended for people over the age of 75. Senior citizens can register with the Social Service in order to benefit from a monitoring service during the very hot weather. This year, a map of cool (indoor) locations is available to senior citizens.
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