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 .
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 dormitory), a hostel -like complex for students of the
University of Geneva.
* 1 Geography
* 1.1 Sights
* 2 Notable people
* 3 References
* 4 External links
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
Carouge to the south and the city center to the west, occupying an
area of approximately 1.9 km².
Le plateau de
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 (tower of Champel) on
the edge of the cliffs overlooking the
Arve is a scenic view.
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
Gottfried Keller Stiftung , committed suicide in her house in
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