Saturday, 25 October 2014

How to enjoy Geneva like it was in 17 Century this week end and THE EUROPE LARGEST HISTORICAL PARADE on December 14th from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

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This is one of my favorite events in Geneva , during these 2 days the town is it like it used to be in the 17th century , hundres of people wearing traditional costumes walk in the old streets of the old town giving to it a very special atmosphere : parades, muskets firing, demonstrations of pike handling, and public speeches about Geneva’s independence. 
The Old town becomes the theater  for open markets , exhibitions in the most famous historical places ,  stands where you can buy the food that people of the 17th century used to eat such as roasted boar, ham off the bone, vegetable soup, mulled wine.
There is a program full of activities for adults and kids  including guided tours of City Hall, and of the Passage de Monetier, a path through the Old Town’s walls that is only open during the Escalade. Find the entrance to the passage at rue du Perron 19, and you’ll see a unique side of mysterious Geneva 
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My favorite  event within these two days is the Sunday evening promenade, where more than 800 people in costume circle on foot and on horseback through Old Town in Europe’s largest historical parade, a real MUST SEE
On the left the itinerary of the Parade that starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. in Place Bourg Du Four
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