8. Culture and leisure
The Canton of Geneva enjoys a very rich cultural life. Generally, municipalities are in charge of cultural institutions and activities. The Ville de Genève, as the biggest municipality of the Canton, hosts most major cultural institutions (concert halls, theatres, museums, etc.).
To get acquainted with the cultural events, please consult : Ville de Genève
Some other municipalities also have theatres (for example Carouge), concert halls (Meyrin, Onex, etc.), museums, or organize cultural events. Get information from your municipality of residence.
You will find information on current or future cultural events on different online cultural agendas :
Leisure general informations
Generally, municipalities are in charge of sport facilities, toy lending libraries, and children's playgrounds. They also have recreational and community centres.
Recreational areas in the Ville de Genève :
- Toy libraries
- Children's playgrounds
- Beaches and baths on the left bank (rive gauche)
- Beaches and baths on the right bank (rive droite)
In your municipality of residence
Visits and walks
Many visits and discovery walks are offered in the Canton :
- Cultural trails
- 10 thematic walks
- Cultural guides - Tél. 022 772 05 02
- Tourist Office
Sport facilities and activities in the Ville de Genève :
Sport facilities and activities in your municipality of residence.
- Free Internet access is available in public places in the Ville de Genève (parks, libraries, community halls or sport centres).
Free or reduced-price cultural events for low-income people
Most cultural events in the Ville de Genève are free of charge. Visits to the museums are also free of charge, except for temporary exhibits.
Benefits and discounts for youth and families
- Discounts for youth: carte 20ans/20francs
- Discounts for families: carte Gigogne