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Once its own independent town, this neighborhood still serves as a refuge from the bustle of city life and is often fondly referred to as the "Greenwich Village of Geneva."
Carouge, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After doing a walking tour of Geneva with a local friend we stopped for an apéro on the square un Vieux Carouge. The unusually warm February Sunday afternoon brought out many locals who strolled through the square and enjoyed the warm sun. There were couples,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 406sethm
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The bohemian district of Courage -10 minutes off the city centre is the right spot for well-appointed restaurants, stylish bars and modern boutique of local designers. Amazed seeing that this particular area is a bustling hub for the younger generation. I also remember coming across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Cute Area,some streets are nicer than the ones in Central Geneva.The only downside was that we decided to walk to a shopping mall and ended up in an unappealing Industrial Area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adelinar
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The whole are is interesting architecturally with lovely buildings and quaint streets. Its a pleasure to walk around, visiting churches, buildings and off-the-beaten-track places before stopping at a nice little cafe for coffee or a brasserie for a beer of glass of wine. The pleasant...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bob T
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We took a tram out on a Monday afternoon to explore carouge having seen it on our tourist map. You really don't feel like you're in a city here, its more like a rural village. We found it pleasant and traditional. Unfortunately most of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Any tourist has to cross the Arve River (by car, tram or bus) and visit this great suburb of Geneva. It dates back to when the Italian influence was strong in Geneva and even during the Reformation people came here to "celebrate" -- all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gerald U
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The Carouge neighborhood was so charming! Architecture is unique, clean and well kept. Has another, maybe more provincial vibe, but still very charming and inviting. The market has produce from the local farmers and a wonderful cheese/ham stand. And the little bars and restaurants around...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GonzalezAdriana9
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is the hippest quarter in Geneva and Geneva is not a big place. Commercial contemporary art, really upscale shops, patisseries, boulangeries, cafes. Busy at all times of day. Always something going on - lots of festivals on the weekend at the Place Sardaigne -...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed July 7, 2018

A lovely little place (seems to be dying with shop fronts closed out of business) but worth it for a few hours with still a lot of interesting boutiques (over priced though) and some choice restaurants. Not much to do except wonder around and then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank EscapeInTime_Geneva
Reviewed May 2, 2018

I went on a Saturday afternoon,,, Not as may restaurant as I had imagined,,, I was there at around 5:30 pm so most shops were closed.. The place was strangely daunting... There was a food festival there, and the food was expensive and not that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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