Rhône and Arve Jonction
Jonction is a place where rivers Rhône and Arve are joining each others, which creates a beautiful and unique natural phenomenon. Both rivers have different colors of water and when joining, their waters are mixing and shuffling and joining together into the one final river, Rhône. You can watch this scenario best from the bridge, situated conveniently just 40 meters after the jonction.
Southern River Arve is faster and more rapid and move the white sand, that's why it is almost milky white, while the northern river (coming from the Lake), Rhône, is slower and darker.
Rivers join at the end of the tip of La Jonction, at place called Port Junction, where you can find a DJ playing music and young people partying in a warm sunny evenings. Its not allowed to jump from the bridge, but some people do it and swim in a river. Many people are jogging and running around here, as this place is close to the city center yet surrounded by nature.
How to get there
a) Get a tram to Junction (2, 4, 11, 14, 19, D), walk across the bridge and turn right, into the path in a forest. There is a sign Cimetiére de saint-georges. Walk this path around 10 minutes by the river, until You will come to red-white building Cafe de la Tour, from where You can see the huge bridge and the rivers joining each other. You can sit here, but for the best view, we recommended to go down on the bridge - there is a walking path. You can then continue across the river, where is a playground for children.
Cafe de la Tour
You can stop here to have a tea or coffee or a lunch. Sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the pleasant environment of nature, fresh air, view on the Junction and birds singing from near Park.
Cafe is for 3.5CHF, lunch for around 25 CHF (half priced portions for the children), vegetarian meal for 18 CHF.
Park and ZOO
Next to the Cafe de la Tour is big park and ZOO, full of various types of birds and other animals.
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