Experience the largest old town of Switzerland with this unique event!
The Escalade is a Genevan festival celebrated every December to commemorate Geneva's victory against the Duke of Savoy's troops in 1602.
Let yourself be transported back to 1602 as a parade of some 800 people in period costumes roam around Geneva's Old Town on foot or horseback. Keep warm beside a bonfire while enjoying the traditional chocolate cauldron (marmite en chocolat) — a delicious treat for chocoholics!
Geneva welcomes you to join in with one of its oldest traditional celebrations!