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Top things to do in Geneva


Emilie Garnier, Head Concierge at Hôtel D’Angleterre in Geneva, shares her top recommendations for the best sight-seeing and activities in Geneva.
To start with the perfect way to get a taste of Genevan life is to stroll through Geneva’s Old Town and discover its 2000 year-old history, the ambiance of… [read more]

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Celebrating 140 years of Hotel d’Angleterre


This year the Hotel d’Angleterre is delighted to celebrate 140 years as one of the world’s most celebrated and exclusive boutique hotels – although the Swiss are renowned for their reserve we have to say the team at the hotel are very excited to have reached this significant milestone.
The… [read more]

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Winding the clock back in Geneva


What persuaded the craftsmen of Geneva to start making portable time pieces? Strangely enough, it was religion and the reformation – in 1541the influential theologian, Jean Calvin, implemented reforms that banned the wearing of jewels in the city. This forced the goldsmiths and other jewellers to apply their skills to… [read more] Continue reading

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Why Europe’s finest sailors abandon the sea in June

Serious yacht racing has been described as akin to standing under a shower whilst tearing up huge quantities of bank notes. So it’s perhaps appropriate that one of the world’s most prestigious regattas should be held at Geneva, one of the world’s premier banking and financial centres.
Organised for the… [read more] Continue reading

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Pick of the Pistes

Geneva is the gateway to the French Alps, and has some of the world’s finest skiing almost on the doorstep. For travelling times to these, and indeed all the main resorts in the Alps, click here. As you’ll see, the choice is bewildering, but to make it easier for you… [read more] Continue reading

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Time Well Spent – GENEVA

Geneva is relatively small – but it plays a huge role in world affairs, attracting the wealthy and famous from far and wide.
The city has always been at the “eye of the storm” in Europe’s cataclysmic history and the locals sensibly adopted a policy of neutrality and religious tolerance. … [read more] Continue reading

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Your Experience

We hope you’ve had an enjoyable stay at one of our thirteen luxury family-run boutique hotels. When you stay at a Red Carnation Hotel, you’re more than a customer; you are our guest.
It’s therefore very important for us to continually improve our service to ensure guests’ have the best… [read more] Continue reading

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The Perfect Dover Sole

Dover Sole, as the name suggests, is not a fish one catches off the steeply shelving coast of South Africa, but one that prefers the shallow continental water of the English Channel and North Sea.
I first encountered this delicacy when we moved to London in the mid-seventies, and very… [read more] Continue reading

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