It took the name of an ancient priory ; the district of Saint-Jean is located not far from the old town on the right bank of the Rhône river. That residential neighbourhood dominates the river and Jonction from the top of its cliffs.
The neighbourhood of Saint-Jean offers a privileged setting for the families. It is characterised with a residential ambiance and has many schools and shops. Saint-Jean has also the advantage to be located by the Geneva Lake and the historic centre of Geneva.
On a plateau that overhang the Rhône, the neighbourhood of Saint-Jean offers a favourable situation. To the west of the city centre alongside the right bank of the Rhône river, that area gives an easy access to the Jonction-Plainpalais and to the neighbourhood of Servette and Petit-Saconnex, Saint-Gervais and Grottes. Thanks to the public transportation, it is easy to move around town.
Alongside the Saint-Jean street, principal artery of the neighbourhood, houses, mansions and buildings follow each others. Shops are also presents, as well as on Beulet street. Markets gather the inhabitants few times per week. The environment gives the feeling to be in a neighbourhood as a village inside the city. Many schools and superior academic institutions decided to make Saint-Jean their home, which is ideal for families.
The borough offers verdant areas and walking alongside the Rhône river as well, the “Sentier des Falaises”. Just enough to take a fresh breath during your stay.