La Treille world's longest wooden bench, GenevaLa Treille world's longest wooden bench, Geneva

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    This bench is famous in Geneva. Very singular, but not so much off the path spot Frederic!
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      Cool description and tip for a unique visit Frederic!
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      Yes, but a plan would useful no?
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If you are looking for nice ambiances and little romantic streets, have a walk in the "Old Geneva". There, if you need a break, seat on the longest wooden bench of the world: 120m long...

My experience, Explo description: 

Behind the city hall (hotel de ville) stands La Treille park. It is a lovely south oriented and sunny square, overlooking the Bastions park (parc des Bastions). This is the most ancient walk of Geneva, created at the beginning of the XVIth century.

The square is lined by the longest bench of the world which is more than 120 metres long. It was built in 1767. It is made of 180 wooden boards.

By the way, this world record is contested : many people indeed consider that the longest bench is located in Marseille (France) : it is a concrete bench going along the "Corniche", overlooking the sea...

The Treille walk is decorated with many old chestnut trees. One of them (on the east side of the square) is the official "Spring tree" : when it gets its first leaf, the Spring season is officially declared in Geneva.

My personal recommendations: 

This bench is a good place for a picnic. Do not hesitate to walk to the parc des Bastions, or, much closer, to have a look at the Hotel de Ville (50m north going on the "rampe de la Treille" street) to observe its nice and curious horse ramp...

How getting there: 

The square is located on the southern part of the old Geneva.

A tip to eat: 

Many restaurants stands at the Bourg de Four square. (200m east following the rue de l’Hotel de Ville street).

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Open the whole day

Visit duration: 

10mn

Entry fees: 

Free !