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Bois de la Batie
Ch. de la Bâtie and
Rte des Péniches
1213 Petit-Lancy
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Bring your picnic basket and blanket and sprawl out on the lawn. There is a playground in part sun/part shade and a wading pool equipped with toilets and changing rooms. Visit the mini-zoo while you are there. Restaurants are nearby if you need an ice-cream!

Bois de Jussy
Great walking area with nice picnic spots in the Bois de Jussy on the rive gauche.

Bois de Versoix
Pleasant wood, nice paths, river, picnic sites (not marked), but possible anywhere.

Carouge-Parcours vita Park at the Ecole de Pinchat
Walk down to the bottom of this big hill. Ponies, picnic tables, and barbecue spot.

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Are you tired of always trying to organize lifts for your children to get them to school or their extra-curricular activities? With your busy work schedule do you struggle to take elderly or disabled relatives to their daytime appointments? Or do you simply need a reliable taxi service to get you to the airport time?

Founded in 2012, Sweetmobil is a family company, which aims to do all that for you! With a fleet of 7 cars, all equipped to take wheelchairs, the company provides regular transfers for children, and people with reduced mobility, as well as their family and friends, within Vaud and neighboring areas.

Asked how he came to set up such a specialized business with his wife, founder Enriquez Bolivar told knowitall.ch, “I worked for almost twenty years in institutions for disabled adults and children and I always saw that there was a real problem with transportation for this category of people and their families. So I decided to set up my own transportation company helping 3 categories of people: children; persons with reduced mobility; and private individuals or groups of up to 15 people.”

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As we approach a few days before New Year's Eve, many of you will be out and about, dining with friends, partying in town, or having a drink after work with colleagues.

 

If you’re planning to have a drink, be sure to plan ahead and make arrangements for your return home — if you’re driving, then you need to remain below the legal limit (click here for Swiss limits and here for French limits) and if you’re not, then you need to make sure you have a sensible means of transport back home.

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If you can’t rely on friends to give you a lift home, and if public transport is not an option, think about putting some extra money in your purse for a Swiss taxi or French taxi home. At this time of year, fees can be extremely high, so be prepared.

 

When your plans change, and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, having set out in your car but having drunk more than the legal limit, DO NOT be tempted to get into your car and drive home. Instead, call up Nez Rouge, a volunteer organization set up in 1990, which will arrange for a driver to come out and meet you, and drive your car home!

 

When you call up their free number, 0800 802 208, Nez Rouge will send two volunteers to drive your car home (one driving and one assisting at the back of the car), both of whom will be followed by another driver in a Nez Rouge car who will return all volunteers back to base.

 

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Free family photo session for knowitall.ch readers who stay in April or May!

It’s not often that we repeat articles on our site, but one company which does keep reappearing on our news pages is Country Kids! That’s because they have a beautiful country estate set amongst the vineyards and olive groves of Southern France, and they keep offering our readers great deals on holidays for families with young kids!

Just in case you haven’t heard of them before, here is a quick summary:

Country Kids is situated on an old French farm just a few hours drive from Geneva, in the Heirault (Langeudoc/Roussillon) region of France. There are 7 luxury apartments on the estate, each catering for 4 to 12 people. A cosy ambience prevails throughout the holiday accommodation, which has been styled with a rustic-chic décor, including stone walls, fully-equipped kitchens, private terrace and a whole host of family-friendly features. Click here to see each of the apartments in detail, with lots of photos to help you make the best choice for you!

nez

As we approach a few days before New Year's Eve, many of you will be out and about, dining with friends, partying in town, or having a drink after work with colleagues.

 

If you’re planning to have a drink, be sure to plan ahead and make arrangements for your return home — if you’re driving, then you need to remain below the legal limit (click here for Swiss limits and here for French limits) and if you’re not, then you need to make sure you have a sensible means of transport back home.

nezrouge

If you can’t rely on friends to give you a lift home, and if public transport is not an option, think about putting some extra money in your purse for a Swiss taxi or French taxi home. At this time of year, fees can be extremely high, so be prepared.

 

When your plans change, and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, having set out in your car but having drunk more than the legal limit, DO NOT be tempted to get into your car and drive home. Instead, call up Nez Rouge, a volunteer organization set up in 1990, which will arrange for a driver to come out and meet you, and drive your car home!

 

When you call up their free number, 0800 802 208, Nez Rouge will send two volunteers to drive your car home (one driving and one assisting at the back of the car), both of whom will be followed by another driver in a Nez Rouge car who will return all volunteers back to base.