Valérie Fontaine’s tours
Panoramic tour of Geneva
The perfect tour for your first time in Geneva ! You will discover all the highlights such as the international district and the UN Palace, the lakeside and its famous Jet d’eau, the old town and the cathedral.
Henry Dunant and the Red Cross, the beginning of the international humanitarian vocation of Geneva
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”.
Historical visit of the Old Town
The battle of "Escalade"
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.
Etudes en lettres
Certificat de formation continue en « Patrimoine et tourisme » de l’Université de Genève
Certificat de formation continue en « Médiation culturelle » EESP Lausanne
Membre de l’association suisse des guides touristiques