A wood in the middle of the city. The Bois de la Bâtie offers fabulous walks through 12 hectares of natural forest. Situated near the river Arve, the Bois de la Bâtie is a forest right in the heart of the city centre. It has an animal park and a large play area for children.
Since it was established in 1874, this wood and its natural forest of oaks have been a source of pleasure to many a nature lover. Close to the Jonction area of the city where the Rhône and the Arve converge, this large wooded area has numerous facilities for sport and relaxation. In particular it has the largest play area in the city. Initially intended to familiarise the urban population with the local wildlife, the Bois de la Bâtie also has a large animal park and plays an active role in helping to conserve species faced with extinction.