I came across a neat little guide the other day completely by chance, put together by an organizatoin called CAR (Coordination Accueil & Renseignements).Their focus is on welcoming youth to Geneva and helping them find housing; the organization was once named ‘Welcome and Housing Group for Youth in Geneva’ (Groupe de Coordination pour l’Accueil et l’Hebergement des Jeunes a Geneve, CAHJ).
The guide is in the form of a brochure and gives tips on:
- Camping spots in Switzerland and France
- Rural bed and breakfasts
- Dorms and other accommodations
- Budget hotels
On the back side you’ll also find information about:
- Beaches, swimming pools, saunas and public baths
- Bike and boat rentals and rides
- Coffee shops, bars, museums, restaurants
- Festivals, markets, etc.
You can download the guide online in PDF form here.
I hope this is useful to anyone, not just youth, moving to Geneva! I’ve been here for 2+ years now and this brochure has shown me of just how much I have left to explore.
It seems that CAR is somehow affiliated with La Decadanse too, the cultural information site on music, theater and other events going on in the city.