The "New York Times" recently compared the Quartier des Bains to the Big Apple’s district of SoHo. Sure enough, this former working-class district is colourful, cosmopolitan and full of life.
At every turn you’ll find attractive galleries, original boutiques and friendly restaurants – such as the carefully renovated Café des Bains, with its elegant grey panelling, warm welcome and delicious cuisine. The city is also home to Switzerland’s largest and most innovative museum for contemporary art: the Mamco (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain), which enjoys a superb reputation well beyond the country’s borders. Several times a year, the Geneva district of Quartier des Bains devotes a night entirely to art. During each "Nuit des Bains", the Mamco stays open until late in the evening, while exhibition openings in the surrounding galleries welcome art enthusiasts in a festive atmosphere.