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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.

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.


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.


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


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

External links

  • Cité Universitaire website

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