Palais De Nations in Geneva

Palais De Nations Overview

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Built between 1929 and 1936 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations, Palais De Nations (Palace of Nations) has been the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary General of the UN signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities.

The palace is located in Ariana Park, which was bequeathed to the City of Geneva in 1890 by Gustave de Revilliod de la Rive, on three conditions: that the park always remains accessible to the public, that he be buried in the park, and that peacocks roam freely on its grounds, which they do to this day!

There are several hour-long guided tours for Palais De Nations in more than 15 languages. On your tour, you will get to visit the Assembly Hall, the largest room in the Palais des Nations; the Council Chamber and the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, among several others. The building overlooks Lake Geneva and has a clear view of the gorgeous Alps.

  • Opening Closing Time April-October (Monday to Friday) 10 am-Noon and 2 pm-4 pm; July-August (Monday to Friday) 10 am–5 pm; The rest of the year (Monday to Friday) 10 am-Noon and 2 pm-4 pm (except over the Christmas period)

  • Entrance Fee CHF 12 each for adults; CHF 10 each for students, senior citizens, and disabled persons; CHF 4 for school children; Free entry for children under 6 years <br /><br /> Note: Passports are required for entry

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