A 20-minute walk from the train station, the "Relais Culturel Château Rouge" is an association that has established itself over the past thirty years as a centre for live performances in the Haute-Savoie region of France and a Franco-Swiss cross-border cultural link.

Its missions concern the diffusion of all the disciplines of the Performing Arts with a specificity on contemporary music, dance and theatre, the actions with the actors of the local cultural life, the cross-border cooperation and the support to creation.

In Sallanches, a 15-minute walk from the station, this church is an example of the religious heritage in the Arve Valley and is filled with trompe-l'oeil paintings. There are three noteworthy pieces: The large gilded silver monstrance, the 15th century reliquary-monstrance of St. James in which a holy relic is kept, and the small silver sun monstrance dated 1750.

 

 

© OT Sallanches

The church of Saint-Nicolas is one of the crown jewels of Alpine Baroque art. Built in the first half of the 18th century, it is a sight to behold. Don't forget to visit the nearby Sacred Art Museum, to immerse yourself in the history of the village, its famous peddlers, and the sumptuous Baroque period! Access by free shuttle bus in high season.

It’s a 20-minute ride on public transport from the station..

 

©OT Saint-Gervais-Mont-Blanc – Boris Molinier

The Ferme de la Chapelle is close to Lancy Station. It is an exhibition space located in the La-Chapelle district, above Bachet-de-Pesay. It holds five contemporary art exhibitions each year, punctuated by performances, concerts, readings, conferences, and workshops.

Address: Route de la Chapelle 39 - 1212 Grand-Lancy

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00 and by appointment

 

© Lémanis

The fortress of the Counts of Geneva stands on a block of rock (or roche in French) and dominates the banks of the Foron River, which probably explains the origin of the town's name. The summit is reached after passing through the teachers’ and Capuchins’ caves and visiting the archers' room. The belvedere offers a splendid panorama of Lake Geneva, the Swiss Jura Mountains, the nearby mountains, and of course the medieval city. Climb to the top of the tower built in the 13th century and perched on its enormous block of rock... Admire a grandiose panorama of mountains and valleys that will no longer hold any secrets for you thanks to two panoramic orientation tables.

 

Opening times and fees: July and August every day from 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.45 - September weekends from 14.00 to 18.00 - Adults 2 € - Children (6 to 16 years old) 1 €

 

This place is 5 minutes walk from the station.

 

 

 

© OT La Roche sur Foron

This animal park is run by Pierre Challandes, who is passionate about animals and their well-being. In this place you can discover several different species of animals and also a refuge for lost, abandoned, or young animals too young to release. Only a 20-minute walk from the station, this place to learn and discover is a great family outing.

 

 

© Kelsa Photographie and Challandes zoo

Less than 10 minutes by public transport, Villa Bernasconi offers four contemporary art, comics, and illustration exhibitions per year. It hosts performances, readings, concerts, and workshops for children.

Address: Route du Grand-Lancy 8 - 1212 Grand-Lancy

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00 and by appointment.

 

 

© Ville de Lancy

Located near the station, Geneva Stadium is the main stadium and the largest in Geneva Canton. It has a seating capacity of 30,000 and is used for matches, concerts, and festivals. Cross the footbridge and you're just a 5-minute walk from the station.

 

© Stade de Genève

Adjacent to the station, the new theatre has two auditoriums, with 500 and 200 seats respectively. In the same location, you will find workshops for the production of sets and costumes, two rehearsal rooms, administrative offices, and areas for the public.

 

© FRES architectes

Grand Théâtre de Genève

From : Geneva

The Grand Théâtre de Genève, built in 1879, is the largest cultural institution in French-speaking Switzerland and one of the leading opera houses in Europe. After three years of renovation, it reopened in 2019. Around 100 ballets, operas, and classical music concerts are organised each year.

 

 

©Carole Parodi-Ville de Genève

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