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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

CHAMPEL is a neighborhood in the city of Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva, Switzerland
.

Champel
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
Champel
is home to Cité Universitaire (French : for dormitory), a hostel -like complex for students of the University of Geneva.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography

* 1.1 Sights

* 2 Notable people * 3 References * 4 External links

GEOGRAPHY

Champel
Champel
is in close proximity to Florissant, which like Champel
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
Carouge
to the south and the city center to the west, occupying an area of approximately 1.9 km².

SIGHTS

Le plateau de Champel
Champel
(the plateau of Champel) is the center of the neighborhood. Le parc Bertrand is a popular 27.4-acre (111,000 m2) 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
Champel
(tower of Champel) on the edge of the cliffs overlooking the Arve is a scenic view.

NOTABLE PEOPLE

* 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 (1858–1891), patron of the arts and founder of the Gottfried Keller Stiftung , committed suicide in her house in Champel

REFERENCES

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