The Info List - Champel

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Coordinates: 46°11′20″N 6°9′29″E / 46.18889°N 6.15806°E / 46.18889; 6.15806

Champel, aerial view

is a neighborhood in the city of Geneva, Switzerland. Champel
is widely considered a posh, high-class neighbourhood due to its numerous parks and natural spaces, very luxurious apartments and proximity to the city center. Residences mostly consist of mid-range to high-scale apartments. Champel
is home to Cité Universitaire (French: for university campus), a hostel-like complex for students of the University of Geneva.


1 Geography

1.1 Sights

2 Notable people 3 References 4 External links

Geography[edit] Champel
is in close proximity to Florissant, which like Champel
is an exclusive neighborhood, bordered by the neighborhood of Eaux-Vives to the north, the municipality of Veyrier
to the east, the municipality of Carouge
to the south and the city center to the west, occupying an area of approximately 1.9 km2. Sights[edit] Le plateau de Champel
(the plateau of Champel) is the center of the neighborhood. Le parc Bertrand is a popular 11.1-hectare (27.4-acre) park, featuring a former primary school (which is now a day-care center), a fenced dog park, a playground for small children as well as a wading pool. The neo-gothic Tour-de- Champel
(tower of Champel) on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Arve
is a scenic view. Notable people[edit]

Michael Servetus
Michael Servetus
(1509 or 1511 – 1553), Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist, was executed at the Plateau of Champel Lydia Welti-Escher
Lydia Welti-Escher
(1858–1891), patron of the arts and founder of the Gottfried Keller Stiftung, committed suicide in her house in Champel


(in English) & (in French) City of Geneva : Districts of Geneva - Champel

External links[edit]

Cité Universitaire website

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