Quality Hotel Le Cervolan Chambery Voglans
Route de l'aeroport
Phone: (33) 4 79520310
Fax: (33) 4 79520543
Emmaus is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1956. Its namesake store stocks up trinkets, toys, electronic items, CDs and DVDs, and used books. You can also find a good selection of English books. Though it is a task to rummage through the racks, you will definitely discover something interesting to pick. You can get items worth a steal at this quaint shop.
Librarie Café les Recyclables is a cool concept that invites book lovers to buy books and enjoy delightful treats. This cafe-cum-bookshop is a news to rejoice for avid readers as you can browse through their envious and vast collection of second-hand books. In exchange of the donated books, patrons get a gift certificate or coupons that can be redeemed at the cafe counter or the book store itself. In a way, Librarie Café les Recyclables contributes to the environmental conservation by putting second-hand books to good use. While you are here, you can relish the menu that varies as per the season. Guests can also sit on the terrace and enjoy their coffee or meal. Apart from books and coffee, Librarie Café les Recyclables offers an artistic treat to its patrons; every month it features art expositions, literary meets, group discussions, concerts and similar events. Truly, Librarie Café les Recyclables is worth a visit for its green agenda and great entertainment.
Point Rouge Seconde Main / Plainpalais is one of the secondhand stores of Caritas Geneva, a private organization who aides the poor in the city. All of their displayed items are donated and are in good condition. Their inventory includes men's and women's wear, accessories, shoes, used wedding gowns and a few antiques. Opened in 2013, it is one of the best places to find quality pre-owned goods at reasonable prices. Also you can buy things with the assurance that your money is going for a noble cause.
If you are starved for a copy of Mad magazine you will find it here. It's hard to find a non-subscribed for copy of this magazine in local shops, but Au Paradoxe Perdu has a dozen subscriptions to Mad. It also holds Switzerland's largest collection of American comic books - Marvel books, Spiderman, the Hulk, etc. In fact there is a wide range of imported comic books and prominently, books on the art of comic book creation, caricature and drawing in general. An English-language section of Sci-Fi and Thriller titles is surrounded by the latest in painted models and action figures from films and comics, posters, t-shirts and gizmos. The friendly staff will find anything for you! Call for additional information.
Plaine de Plainpalais holds the one of the largest open-air market in Geneva four days a week, attracting large crowds of both residents and tourists. On Tuesday and Friday mornings the pretty park is full of discerning citizens selecting quality produce from the many fruit and vegetable traders. The variety and selection is quite impressive, as are the prices. The scene alters on Wednesday and Saturday when the area becomes an enormous flea market. Old books, decorative and practical household wares, clocks, furniture of varying ages, and ethnic clothing are sold. The drama begins at dawn on market days continuing as long as there are goods and the will remains strong. A typical Genevan scene for longer than anyone cares to remember, it is enjoyable to watch traders and buyers exchanging views on the value of goods. Negotiating skills are a real asset with many bargains waiting for the eagle-eyed and silver-tongued. An essential part of life in Geneva, the Plaine de Plainpalais open-air markets are popular with residents and tourists alike.
Le Bal des Créateurs is a modern cultural hub located in the heart of Geneva. This multi-feature space includes a beauty and hair salon, where one can get the latest styles done and also buy beauty supplies. They have a massage space as well, in addition to a book and music store. Have a look at various accessories here, and maybe stop by at their bar area for a quick drink. One can even find pop-up art installations and exhibitions here from time to time.
If you are looking for an oracle of "esoterica", mysticism or however one wishes to classify this type of bookstore, you will find it all at Librairie Delphica. A vast, well organized collection in French, with a substantial quantity of English titles too - covering all of the areas of religion, symbolism, health, tradition, personal development, meditation and also ethnic and New Age music. Dozens of different packs of Tarot cards and other "spiritual" inventories, plus ample information from the staff on all events, lectures and readings related to things Delphic. Close to other bookstores and the university.
Switzerland is a multilingual country, given its proximity to France, Germany and Italy, so finding reading material in different languages is never a problem. Off The Shelf however specializes in English language books and they have a fairly good stock. Polite and efficient, they don't mind getting involved in an animated conversation about your favorite books and don't worry about your little ones. Their kids' room has plenty to keep his or her attention. Off The Shelf also stocks course-books and tutorials in English, both for teachers and learners.
Une Bonne Sante is a place for all the health freaks. Apart from being a grocery store mainly specializing in healthy and organic products, it also serves delightful fresh smoothies, salads and soups. Look out for their daily specials or pick something healthy to fulfill your appetite. They also have special low-calorie and delectable fruit desserts to give your meal a happy ending. You can either take the food on-the-go or relish it inside the store.
Zadig & Voltaire on Grand Rue is a branch of the French luxury ready-to-wear brand. The brainchild of Thierry Gillier, the grandson of Lacoste co-founder, Andre Gillier, the flagship store was opened in Paris in 1997. It now has a strong international presence. This boutique has a quirky charm to it due to its bohemian vibe. You can find chic casual wear made from lace, metallic leather, washed silk, tulle embroidery and cashmere. All their collections including accessories are inspired from the rock n' roll culture. They also hold regular sales where you buy their stock without denting your wallets.
The narrow by-lanes of Geneva's Old Town is where you will find some of the best shopping outlets, and Elle is one such hidden gem. This vintage boutique offers gorgeous garments, designed by some of the top names in the fashion world, at very affordable rates. You can purchase a Chanel handbag, a dress or blouse by Pucci here. Elle also offers a wonderful range of accessories that will enhance any outfit. Drop by at Elle and browse through their myriad of choices for the stylish woman.
Moinat - Geneva is a family-run business with two other branches in Rolle. It features period furniture, decoration and garden furniture between the 17th Century through the 20th Century from various European countries. You will find unique Art Déco and Art Nouveau styled appointments, tile stoves, sculptures, paintings, silverware, clocks, carpets, light fixtures, tapestries and fire screens. They are also into interior decorating, so can not only spruce up your home with their objects but also get expert advise on how to give it a unique classical look.