Head off to discover hidden tunnels and a bomb shelter beneath the Old City, follow a secret passage open once a year, admire the cathedral’s Orpheus capital, pray at Calvin’s fake grave, look for the plaque that compares the pope with the Antichrist, visit the secret gardens of the Carouge district, discover why the national monument represents two Savoyard women, learn where Frankenstein was created, sleep in Professor Calculus’ room, and more …

Far from the crowds and clichés, Geneva holds well-hidden treasures that are only revealed to residents and travellers who know how to wander off the beaten track.

An indispensable guide for those who think they know Geneva well or who want to discover the hidden side of the city.


Christian Vellas has been an editor and reporter for the Tribune newspaper in Geneva for the past 35 years. He has also published more than 20 books, including novels, short stories, the History of Geneva, Switzerland and Lake Geneva’s legends, guide books … He is one of the best experts of the city of Geneva and its canton. 


AUTHOR: Christian Vellas
PAGES: 240
FORMAT: 10.5 x 19 cm
ISBN: 978-2-36195-137-5 
PRICE: 17,90 € – US$ 19.95 –  £12.99