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La B√Ętie 2020
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Festival de la Batie / 44th edition

Together again

Throughout 17 days, the Festival de la Batie welcomes one and all to a joyous celebration of music, enveloping dance, theatre, concerts and performance art, as well as a restaurant, bar and cabaret, all adapted to respect new personal safety measures as a result of COVID-19.

Local and international artists invite you to celebrate this event, and leave some of this year’s woes behind.


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Until September 13 | Various locations

Village suisse
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Village Suisse 

Come enjoy the final days of summer!

Nestled within the Jardin d’Anglais, the Village Suisse continues to welcome visitors until September 20. Hop aboard a giant ferris wheel for magnificent views of the city, and enjoy family activities, including sampling delicious local food. Various DJs are sure to keep evenings from Thursday to Saturday especially lively. 



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Until September 20 | Jardin Anglais



Watch Geneva’s history come alive

Seven landmarks, one guide, and a troupe of talented actors will lead your discovery of old Geneva, bringing together history and humour.


Tickets are sold at the Office du Tourisme de Genève; please note tickets cannot be purchased at the start of the tour.


As participation is limited to respect personal safety measures, advance ticket purchase is encouraged.

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Every Sunday until November 29 | Various locations
What's this about ?
© Société Botanique de Genève


Palm reading without the disappointment

The Conservatoire et Jardin botanique retrace the steps of explorer Carl von Martius, highlighting his penchant for palm trees through its collection of illustrations and his original correspondence renowned botanists in Geneva.


Between 1817 and 1820, the Bavarian botanist went to Brazil, where he became the first naturalist to describe the significant biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest. Von Martius gathered some 6,000 plants, described and illustrated in scientific publications of the time.


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Until December 24 | CJBG

17 objectives
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17 objectives for a better world

The outdoor photography exhibition “17 objectives for a better world” sheds light on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, along the idyllic Quai Gustave-Ador. Each portrait shows a remarkable resident of Geneva who works hard for a better tomorrow.


The exhibition is organised by the "Association Un Monde Meilleur", in collaboration with the Service Agenda 21 - Ville durable de la Ville de Genève.


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Until September 30 | Quai Gustave-Ador

We're inspired


OSR at Bâtiment des Forces Motrices

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande brings music back to the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, delighting audiences with pieces by Strauss and Beethoven.


Please visit the website to inquire about tickets.



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September 27  | Bâtiment des Forces Motrices 

concerts cathedrale
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Concerts at the cathedral

The beautiful Cathédrale Saint-Pierre is the backdrop to a series of pipe organ concerts throughout the month of September.


Past concerts can be watched online, here:



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Until September 26 | Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève


Département de la culture

et de la transition numérique 

Route de Malagnou 19, 1208 Genève