- Entertainment and Nightlife, Historic Homes/Mansions, Parks and Gardens Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Overlooking Lake Geneva by the Jet d'Eau, this park features a nearly 130,000-square-foot manicured garden filled with pools, pergolas and 200-plus kinds of roses. Additionally, an 18th-century villa – which is now a restaurant and hotel – still resides on the property, and complimentary concerts are hosted every summer at the on-site Théâtre de Verdure.
According to former visitors, The Grange Park is a "beautiful" and "tranquil" place that's ideal for all types of travelers. Couples will appreciate the property's romantic atmosphere, and families will enjoy its playground and wading pool. Theater enthusiasts, meanwhile, can watch a variety of performances (for a fee) at The Orangerie Theater, including classics like "Macbeth" and "The Three Little Pigs."
The Grange Park sits in the Eaux-Vives neighborhood of Geneva's Rive Gauche area. Free parking is provided at the adjacent Restaurant Hotel du Parc des Eaux-Vives, but the easiest way to reach the park is to take a water taxi to the Genève-Eaux-Vives terminal or the No. 12 tram to the Roches stop. Several buses also make stops near the attraction. There is no entry fee, but charges apply for The Orangerie Theater's shows. Tickets can be purchased on the theater's website. Expect to pay 30 Swiss francs (less than $32) for most performances. Park hours vary by season, but the sight generally opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 9 or 10 p.m.
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