Squares, Parks and Playgrounds
The Place du Bourg-de-Four (Bourg-de-Four Square) lies in the heart of Geneva's Old Town and is full of charm. Around the fountain, the terraces become lively in summertime. The Bourg-de-Four square was the biggest medieval market square during the middle-ages and even today it's one of the most important squares in Geneva.
The fountain in the middle serves drinking water, the bars and cafés around it different drinks and snacks. For example: try a typical Genevan cake, the Carac, in the Chocolaterie Arn or a Calvin-Beer at La Clemence.
The Place du Bourg-de-Four is very popular with locals to have a drink before or after dinner!
Take a close look around to admire the architecture of Genevas Old Town: can you spot the little round holes on the top floor of some houses? These were used to let pigeons with letters come in and fly out. The houses have different heights as well - this dates back to the time of religious refugees coming to Geneva. Since the city was surrounded by city walls, there was no space to built new houses, so the house-owners just built some new apartments on top of the old ones!
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