The Domaine Barton

Set against the backdrop of a magnificent park on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Domaine Barton of the Geneva Graduate Institute, which includes the villa of the same name, an auditorium and four pavilions, offers an exceptional setting for any type of event.

A Rich History

Step into history as you explore the Domaine Barton. Originally known as Lammermoor, the estate was purchased by Sir Robert Peel, former British Prime Minister, in 1858. Later, his daughter Alexandra and her husband, Daniel F.P. Barton, made it their home. Mrs. Barton, affectionately dubbed the "Queen of Geneva," hosted dignitaries and diplomats, solidifying the villa's place in diplomatic lore. Today, the villa stands as a testament to its storied past, offering an elegant backdrop for your events.

Multipurpose Spaces

Whether you're planning a conference, meeting, or workshop, our facilities cater to your every need. Equipped with cutting-edge multimedia technology and high-speed WiFi, the Villa Barton and Jacques-Freymond Auditorium offer unparalleled support for your events.

Villa Barton: Elegance Redefined

The Villa Barton boasts two floors of refined spaces, including classrooms and lounges adorned with period charm. Versatile in layout, our rooms can accommodate various configurations to suit your preferences. Step onto the terrace and drink in the panoramic views of Lake Geneva, creating an unforgettable backdrop for your gatherings.

Jacques-Freymond AUDITORIUM: Where Grandeur Meets Functionality

Adjacent to the villa, a pavilion houses, a spacious auditorium and a restaurant with a stunning terrace overlooking Barton Park. The auditorium, with seating for up to 108 guests, offers flexibility to adapt to your event needs. Meanwhile, the restaurant provides a picturesque setting for catering services or casual dining.


Pavilions: Modern Comfort Amidst Nature

Surrounded by lush greenery, our four pavilions offer a tranquil retreat for short-term stays. Renovated to the highest standards, each pavilion features comfortable rooms equipped with private bathrooms, ensuring a restful stay for your guests.

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Convenient Access

Getting to Domaine Barton is simple, with easy access from Cornavin train station, the airport, or the A1 freeway. Whether you're arriving by public transport or private vehicle, reaching us is effortless.

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