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December 4, 2015updated Dec 08, 2015

Useful Information for your Stay in Geneva

By Chris Boyle

WHEN BEST TO GO

Bon Genie

Geneva enjoys its best weather during the height of summer in July and August. Spring and autumn are not as warm, but the city is less crowded.

LOCAL CUSTOMS

There is a ban on smoking in public places.

ATTIRE

There are generally no restrictions on what men and women may wear.

LANGUAGE

Mainly French

CURRENCY

Swiss franc

EXCHANGE RATE

$1 = CHF 0.948, £1 = CHF 1.51, €1 = CHF 1.29

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+41

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TYPICAL OPENING HOURS

In Geneva shops open from 8.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday. On Thursday shops usually stay open later for popular late-night shopping, closing at around 9pm. On Saturdays, the typical opening hours are between 9am and 6pm.

EMBASSY CONTACTS

US

+ 41 22 319 11 11

7, Rue Versonnex, 1207 Geneva

 

UK

+ 41 022 918 24 00

58, Avenue Louis-Casaï 1216 Geneva

EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORT

HÉLICOPTÈRE GENEVA SWIFT COPTERS

Located at Geneva International Airport, Swift Copters specializes in corporate and VIP flights with a diverse fleet of 10 helicopters.

Its technical flexibility means it can easily adapt to client itineraries and weather conditions, whether leisure, long distance, air work or mountain journeys, and can carry passengers safely to a wide range of destinations. Swift Copters meet the most demanding standards of service towards elite clientele and is the only helicopter airline certified by two international independent auditors.

+41 22 717 83 83

P.O. Box 168, 1215 Geneva

www.swiftcopters.ch

 

ELITE RENT-A-CAR & LIMOUSINE

Elite travelers will appreciate the wide range of luxury vehicles available at Elite chauffeur services and car rental.

With more than 80 limousines in its fleet, Elite Rent-a-Car is the largest chauffeur rental business in Switzerland and provides airport transfers, point-to-point, hourly charters and city sightseeing options.

 

International Reservations Manager: Catherine Carlucci

Chauffeured Service Manager: Thomas Hollins

Car Rental Manager: Nicolas Lobinet

+41 22 909 87 87

51 Rue des Pâquis, 1211 Geneva

www.eliterent.com

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