Evelyn Riedener’s tours
SAINT PETER OF GENEVA, A GENERAL PRESENTATION OF THE CATHEDRAL
Explore Geneva as you’ve never done before. During this visit get ready to enter into hidden courtyards, discover unknown alleys or find out about details on renowned landmark sites. Some of these details you may see each and every day but did you ever spend attention to them? What about this commemorative plaque? Or this curious mask? And what about this strange pavement or this beautiful transom? Explore all of these and many more whilst listening to intriguing stories and anecdotes.
The most epic battle which took place in Geneva. It was the very last attempt of Savoy to take the city, in December 1602. Spoiler alert: it does not end well for Savoy !
During this walk, you will uncover all the secrets of the battle, its impact on European geopolitics, and why we keep eating chocolate caldrons every December.
THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT, THE UN BUILDING WITH ITS SPECIAL AGENCIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The archaeological excavations under Saint-Peter’s cathedral cover more than 2000 years of Geneva history. Remains of prehistoric and Roman settlements, the corpse of a Celtic chief or saint, important remains of religious buildings erected since the beginning of the Christian period showing the emergence of Christianity during the 4th century, baptisteries and the apse of the cathedral of the year 1000. Every step lets you discover the importance of Geneva in former times.
When Henry Dunant wrote “A Memory of Solferino” (1862), he could not fancy that only fifty years later the Red Cross would be involved in actions on every continent except Australasia. During our tour through the Old Town of Geneva, you will see, among others, Dunant’s birth place, the former headquarter of the future ICRC, the house in which “A Memory of Solferino” was written and the famous ” Alabama room”.
Since 2003, the Martin Bodmer Library has shown some of its treasures to the public. From highly important Egyptian papyruses, precious medieval illuminated manuscripts and Shakespeare’s First Folio, to first editions of major 20th century writers, the evolution of human thought is presented to the visitor in this museum built by the architect Mario Botta.
Etudes d’histoire de l’art
Formation de restauratrice d’art-SCR
Certificat de formation continue en « Patrimoine et tourisme » de l’Université de Genève
Membre de l’Association des guides de Genève et de l’Association suisse des guides touristiques – ASGT.
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