Fête de l'Escalade

Don't miss the annual Fête de l’Escalade festival!

The Escalade is a Genevan festival celebrated every December to commemorate Geneva's victory against the Duke of Savoy's troops in 1602.

Let yourself be transported back to 1602 as a parade of some 800 people in period costumes roam around Geneva's Old Town on foot or horseback. Keep warm beside a bonfire while enjoying the traditional chocolate cauldron (marmite en chocolat) - a delicious treat for chocoholics!

Geneva welcomes you to join in with one of its oldest traditional celebrations!