Genève-Champel

Services

Station open between 04:45 and 00:30 

SBB ticket machine 
Cycle parking
Grocery

 

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Disabled persons

Is the station adapted to the type of disability ?Is there a help desk ?
Motor disability
Yes
Helpdesk not available
Visual disability
Yes
Helpdesk not available
Hearing impairment
Yes
Helpdesk not available
Mental Disability
Yes
Helpdesk not available

 

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Interchange hub

Geneva-Champel Station is served by several lines:


Léman Express: Lines L1 to L4 to Geneva, Coppet, Annemasse, Evian-les-Bains, Annecy, and St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet

The Transports Publics Genevois (TPG) network: Lines 1, 3, 5, 7, 35

 

© État de Genève

 

 


 

Activities

The Geneva Natural History Museum is the largest natural history museum in Switzerland and the most visited in Geneva with 300,000 visitors each year. It is also a venerable institution that is preparing its 200th anniversary celebrations next year.

 

©Philippe Wagneur MHN

Located 7 minutes on foot from the Geneva-Champel stop, this tower was built in 1877 for David Moriaud, promoter of the Arve therapeutic baths founded nearby in 1874. A unique edifice, the Champel tower is intriguing. Is it, for example, a fragment that escaped from a larger building? With its wall in ruins, watchtower and battlements, it makes the spectator wonder what is its origin. Renovated in the 1980s, the tower offers a 360° view of the Salève, the Alps, the Jura, and the city of Geneva.

 

© Lémanis

 

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Did you know ?

Towards the end of the 18th century, the benefits of the water from the Arve River were discovered. The Beau-Séjour property was then transformed into a resort and the eponymous hotel was built, a luxurious hydrotherapy hotel boasting 200 rooms. The institution has welcomed famous people, such as the writer Guy de Maupassant or the composer Camille Saint-Saëns. The Arve River waters are used in all its forms: Baths, showers, vapours, and fumigations.

The Arve River crosses through borders and is fed by the glaciers of the Mont-Blanc mountains. In order to save the river from the damage of human exploitation, communities on both sides of the border have joined together by creating the Arve River Contract. This first agreement of its kind coordinates actions to preserve the river on both Swiss and French territory and carries these actions into reality.

Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) are located at a five-minute walk from the Geneva-Champel station.

Genève-Champel Station offers a direct underground link for pedestrians wishing to go to HUG for a consultation or a visit, via a tunnel equipped with a moving walkway, crossing an old cellar whose origin is still somewhat unknown.

Ateliers Jean Nouvel, in charge of the architectural concept for the new CEVA stations, followed the glass brick road. Although they are all different in shape and size, the stations have one thing in common: their glass bricks. They can be easily identified. Used as a wall, floor or roof element, these bricks allow natural light to filter through.

Mire is a public art programme devised by the Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) in collaboration with the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève and the Office de l'urbanisme, with the cooperation of the SBB. This exposition of moving images and works of art is unlike no other in a public space.

The project is an artistic journey with audiovisual works by Swiss and international artists, integrated into the Jean Nouvel's station architecture.

Mire is unique as it focuses on video creations on a transport line. It's the first time that such a structure hosts varied programmes over a ten-year period. Indeed, it is a form of evolutionary building integrating images within the station.

Work by Kahlil Joseph, NOW BROADCASTING: BLKNWS, video installation, 2018-in progress. Work presented for the first time at the Biennial of Moving Images at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in 2018. The Mire version of BLKNWS was produced by the Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain, Geneva.

© Serge Fruehauf

 


 

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