Chêne-Bougeries: countryside with the town on its doorstep
Just minutes from Geneva city center
Located between the district of Florissant and the municipality of Veyrier, the beautiful and verdant Conches neighbourhood is perfectly placed to take advantage of all that Geneva has to offer; sports centres, parks, schools, shops, restaurants, and more.
Served by the TPG bus route 8, and easily explored on foot or by bike, Conches offers a more sustainable approach to transport.
A haven of greenery, Conches has been unspoilt by time. Its exceptional natural environment remains as beautiful and tranquil as ever.
Conches: rural beauty
with a rich history
Conches is an exciting cultural destination in its own right. Walkers and cyclists can’t help but soak up the ambiance of the historic tree-lined neighbourhood as they pass through the botanical gardens, the 18th-century Pommière estate or Jean-Jacques-Ulrich Vaucher-Strübin’s Vert-Pré Clinic.
Painter or portrait amateur, he captured Charles Bonnet, the naturalist and his nephew; Horace Bénédict de Saussure a recognised physician from Conches and pioneer of mountaineering. Their family owned this side of Arve river for more than a century.
In days gone by, smugglers used to travel through the picturesque town, as did the Savoyard army during the historic L’Escalade attack on the night of 11th December 1602. Nowadays, residents follow in their footsteps all year round as they stroll along the River Arve to reach the Berges de Vessy museum on the site of the old pumping station.
You can simply relax and enjoy wildlife around, as the lush gardens in the area attract a rich variety of amphibian life and, on their trail, foxes, hedgehogs and stone martens.
Bertrand de Chapel park and the Bout-du-Monde sports centre, with facilities for fencing, cricket, tennis, volleyball, climbing and more, are just a few minutes away.