Finally got to Geneva, passing lots of rich, very rich, and unbelievably
rich peoples' mansions. We accidentally discovered a hidden church in the centre of Geneva,
an oasis of quiet and peace amidst all the noisy traffic, with its own model of the universe in the crypt.
This walk was not the most interesting; a lot of road, expensive properties and ‘prive’ signs.
But we did make it to Geneva and very satisfying it was too. We retuned to the church in Coppet as
we had not found a stamp (and we do like to start and end our day with a stamp) and sure enough
it was in the prayer corner that we had not noticed on our first visit. There were several parks
today but no pleasant woods although a few steams. The one of the only churches on the way at Genthod was not open.
We climbed up to Pregny where we found a public toilet, the only one in days.
(In the German speaking part there is almost always a toilet next to a church, this is not the case in the Romondie).
There was also a pleasant church and a view point. We were now in the district of Geneva.
After this we saw many international schools, diplomatic foreign missions etc.
The park of the Swiss Abroad was just beautiful with many very old splendid trees.
We dropped down into Geneva itself and it became very noisy with traffic.
We could have walked through the botanical gardens had we known but it was not indicated to do so.
Again, the signs for The Way on this stretch were very badly done. Finding the traffic noise just too much,
we left the indicated road and took side roads.
This was just the thing to do, as we came across the RC church of the Holy Trinity.
Built in a 'round' it was the most interesting church and is a must to be seen.
From there we followed the road to the station where we visited the Basilica of Our Lady but
could not find a stamp, however, returing the next day, found one in the Sacristy,
thus putting a fitting end to our walk across Switzerland.