A relatively new city in Switzerland, Chene-Bougeries complements its prime location near Geneva’s world-famous sights and riverfront with its own Heritage-listed buildings and museums. The city is also home to a range of international restaurants and live performance venues.
Things to do
Explore the shops and restaurants around Rue de Geneve and Rue du Gothard, particularly Restaurant Laï Thaï, which serves delicious Thai cuisine, and Le restaurant de Philomène that is known for its cocktails. There’s also dining along the small waterways coursing through town, including grilled steak at Restaurant Grand-Chêne and Swiss specialties at Restaurant Grand-Chêne.
If you enjoy admiring historic architecture, don’t miss the Temple of Chêne Bougeries, which was built in 1758 and has an adjoining cemetery and park. You’ll also see a collection of centuries-old buildings while strolling along the Grange Falquet. Afterwards, witness the local culture on show at the Point Favre, a state-of-the-art auditorium that hosts plays, live music and dance performances.
Looking for some Swiss nature? Venture over to the lakeside Grange Park, which features a seasonal rose garden and an outdoor stage that hosts summer concerts. It’s nearby the Golf Club De Geneve, where keen golfers can test their skills on a historic 18-hole golf course, the only of its kind in the region.
Don’t forget to visit the nearby city of Geneva, which is under five kilometres away. While you’re there, explore the iconic Tour de l'Ile SA and the 19th-century Cité du Temps SA on the scenic Rhone river, which are now used for art exhibitions and live events.
Chene-Bougeries is about 20 minutes’ drive from Genève Aéroport, which has flights from around the globe. The city is connected to Geneva by trains and buses, but can be explored on foot in certain areas. You can also use taxis or a hire car to explore the surrounding region.