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A few views of downtown Genolier

While we're waiting for lunch


Genolier is a small Swiss village above Lake Geneva in the French-speaking district of Nyon. First mentioned as a thing in 1110 (as Genolliacum), it's presently got about 2,000 inhabitants, roughly a quarter of them foreign nationals.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

We're here for lunch at a favorite restaurant in the region, Aux Trois Suisses, 9 May 2017, but it's not working out very well. They're closed today, we should have checked, so we've got a few minutes to walk round the village until our friends arrive and we go somewhere else.

Genolier is laid out, like most Swiss villages, as an old centre around a central square, surrounded by agricultural land, with in this case three suburban satellites ranged about nearby, grouped by the local zoning restrictions.

These renovated town houses are lined up along the road going north up out of town, past the railroad station (on the Nyon/St-Cergue/La Cure [in France] rail line) and the huge Clinique de Genolier, where in fact all of our favorite medical advisors are in residence and we'll be stopping in for another chat later this afternoon.

Facing the central piazza

The village church above the Place du Village or central square

The well-regarded Auberge des Trois Tilleuls in the Place du Village, beautiful outside and inside, but with a menu a fraction more refined than we're used to.

The Reformed Church in Genolier

The Aux Trois Suisses with, unfortunately, empty tables today

The Place du Village

A wine press

The city hall, behind the tree, and the Auberge

The Jura hillside above

The restaurant

The art gallery Au Temps Qui Passe


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