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promenade des Bastions 1, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
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A nice place to sit and play

If you stroll through the park and view the statues of the four ancients you come to a small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken D
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Bangkok, Thailand
Fun

Playing chess in the middle of Geneve is fun. Great chance to mingle with the local people and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MiamiKeyWest
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stroll through the park and view the statues of the four ancients you come to a small children's play area next to about a half dozen outdoor chess and checker boards with plastic pieces. Play a game or challenge a local for some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playing chess in the middle of Geneve is fun. Great chance to mingle with the local people and exercise your French next to your chess skills.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the cool, "to do" things in Geneva is to go to Parc de Bastion and watch chess. The canton sets up about 10 chess boards with 1 meter sized pieces. Anybody can play. Just play. Lots of locals of course - good chess...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Went twice and the large pieces were not on display, until finally the large pics were out on display and being played with- on a Monday afternoon. A nice spot to sit in the shade and watch the world go by and the games unfold....More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

These chessboards are fun to play and also give you a great chance to mingle with the locals (although not everyone spoke English).

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Beautiful park area. Watched people playing chess on giant grids with huge chess pieces under their brollies! And people think the Brits are crazy???? Very amusing to watch.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a place that fascinates me as it is always quite busy. It attracts a lot of people who want to play chess in the open air even in winter. I have noticed that many are from the Balkans where I guess chess must...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Amazing to watch the players all wrapped up against the cold, deep in concentration. The location beside the Wall adds to the sense of wonder.

Thank Robert J T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Visit when the locals would be hanging out here to observe the play and "coaching" and bantering, not just the tourists giving it a try.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

very picturesque and photogenic, this part of the park is always full, often with retired men or chess fans! if you go before february you also have a chance to watch the young skaters on the free ice rink put up only for 3 months...More

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